The Big Loser at Bonn Will Be Pakistan

In response to a NATO airstrike on a Pakistani border outpost last week in which 24 Pakistani soldiers troops were killed, the Pakistani government announced that it would boycott Monday’s conference on Afghanistan in Bonn, Germany. This announcement set off a flurry of diplomacy aimed at bringing Pakistan back to the table — and at the time this article is published, it remains unclear whether Pakistan will change its mind.

This article was originally published in Foreign Policy.