Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Poor Pakistan

We wrote a few days back about the question of whether Pakistan could or would be a reasonable ally in the fight against terrorism. Here is another article which deals with this issue, in The National Interest.

The article does not draw optimistic conclusions. My favorite lines from author Christine Fair's piece are these:
Unable to counter India’s expansion through diplomatic, military or political means, Pakistan relies upon the only tool it has: Islamist terrorist groups that operate in India and in Afghanistan.
Terrorism is a weapon used by the weak against the strong. A weak Pakistan cannot give it up.