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Pakistan, Piece by Piece

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Long seen as a country teetering on the edge of falling apart, Pakistan is now facing a number of gathering crises. While lasting solutions remain elusive, the consequences of state failure in Pakistan would be potentially catastrophic. Meanwhile, the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, in the spotlight in the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden, continues to be based on mutual need rather than on mutual trust.

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