10 May, 2007

Pakistan: An ally in crisis.

Family Security Matters, an American website "created to give Americans like us the tools to become involved citizens and powerful defenders of our homes, our families, and our communities", has been running an interesting three-part series entitled "Pakistan: An Ally in Crisis". The series examines the possible consequences of the increasing influence of radical Islam in Pakistan.

Part 1.

Part 2.

Part 3.

A good introduction to the complexities of Pakistani politics in relation to the War on Terror, although perhaps a caveat should be entered that the reality of the relationships between the various parties is often much more complex than it seems at first sight.


gillberk said...

Pakistan remains an important, pivotal country. It is an essential bastion of the American position in the Middle East. Without Pakistan as an ally, it is hard to see how the US could maintain its position in Afghanistan. General Musharraf is pro-Western. One of the worst possible alternatives would be an antiWestern Islamic regime. The alliance with Pakistan has enabled the US to protect the southern flank of the oil-rich countries of the Gulf. The West depends upon a stable regime in Pakistan.


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