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Pakistan has survived—now can it prosper?

The country has endured terrorism and political crises. To flourish, it may have to throw its lot in with China. But Britain can help

By Anatol Lieven   October 2015

Supporters of Imran Khan's PTI party protesting against the Pakistani government in Islamabad in September 2014. © Niaz Ali/ Demotix

The most important thing by far about Pakistan may seem so obvious as to be scarcely worth remarking. Yet it defies the predictions of several leading “experts” on Pakistan (both Pakistani and western) over the past four decades: Pakistan is still there.

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