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Pakistan cannot be ignored for long
Pakistan, though sometimes ridiculed as a failed state, is a critically important country, with the world’s sixth-largest population and fastest-growing nuclear arsenal. Furthermore, it is key to the United States’ strategic interests in South and Central Asia, whether that be winding down the war in neighbouring Afghanistan, combatting terrorism, or preventing the escalation of hostilities with Pakistan’s arch-rival and fellow nuclear power, India, over the disputed region of Kashmir.
But Donald Trump said little about Pakistan (or Afghanistan) during the…
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