Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Thanks to Brad de Long for highlighting this somewhat reassuring article on Pakistan. The author's conclusion: "The hype about Pakistan is very sinister and mysterious and makes no sense to someone who actually knows the country."

The article refers to that post from Harvard prof Stephan M. Walt which asks three questions about Pakistan: "1. First, why is there so much disagreement about Pakistan's prospects among knowledgeable experts? 2. Will India Help? 3. The Big Question: What is the best way to protect Pakistan's nuclear arsenal?"

Added note: good briefing in the economist "A real offensive, or a phoney war?"

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