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Foreign and Defense Policy, AfPak

Protests in Pakistan enter perilous endgame

As a weekend marked by marches, protests and sit-ins wore on, Pakistani opposition parties trying to force the elected government from power maintained their mini-siege on the capital, Islamabad. The political crisis has threatened to retard Pakistan’s democratic transition and the maturation of its civil-military relations (and, by extension, its relationship with the US, Afghanistan and India and the prospects of its fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban). read more >