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David C. Isby


Ruling Pakistan

If ruling Pakistan is like riding a tiger, President Pervez Musharraf may be drawing in his reins too tightly, according to some analysts.

Pakistan's Madrassa Attack

Though military force demonstrates Pakistan's resolve to its Western allies, it is not always the best course of action for weakening jihadists.

Afghanistan, Five Years and Counting

Despite its conflicts, Afghanistan appears unlikely to break apart or dissolve—it is not the former Yugoslavia or Iraq. But when things start to go bad in Afghanistan, they do so quickly.

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April 19, 2014