October 20, 2010

While we ponder Pakistan

Abu Muqawama, master of the deceptively simple question, is wondering about US policy on Pakistan. While I ponder a response. It's worth having a read of a recent post on Reuters' Pakistan blog.

The post looks at Mosharraf Zaidi's very useful article on terrorism and responses in Pakistan.

Zaidi makes an important and much-missed point that:

"The epicentre of religious extremism is the institution of the political articulation of faith in Pakistan."

This is a concept I'll be touching on in a post about to be put up shortly.

The Reuters post then goes on to suggest a list of "influences buffeting Pakistan".

Read and ponder too.