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Pakistan: Nation in need of some hope

New Zealand Herald August 22, 2008

Responding this week to a well-timed poll on the world’s trouble-spots, American foreign policy experts emphasised the problems posed by nuclear-armed Pakistan. More than half named it the country most likely to become the next al Qaeda stronghold, and a large majority considered it the nation most likely to transfer nuclear technology to terrorists. That pessimism can only have heightened by the prospect of considerable instability following the resignation of former army chief President Pervez Musharraf in the face of an impending impeachment notice by the ruling civilian coalition. Continue reading

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