America’s Post-Musharraf Policy

Rather than forge personal relationships with individual leaders, the United States should make its pact with the Pakistani people, writes Brian Katulis.

A pair of suicide bombings earlier today that killed at least 100 people at a government arms factory near Pakistan’s capital Islamabad is the latest in a series of deadly attacks that have been on the rise in Pakistan. Tehrik-e-Taliban, Pakistan’s Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack and promised that more would come if the Pakistani military continued its recent offensive against militant groups in the Bajaur Agency, one of the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan. During the past year, violence between Pakistan’s security forces and the Taliban has increased, as have the number of terrorist attacks like the one today.

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 (Brian Katulis)

Brian Katulis

Former Senior Fellow