Pakistan’s government seems a trifle – er, ambivalent? - about supporting NATO’s fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan and equally reluctant to confront its own violent extremists.
The Obama administration should press Islamabad to choose, writes Zalmay Khalilzad.
Washington must demonstrate that it will remain engaged in the region by making a demonstrable commitment to providing long-term assistance, argues the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations.
U.S. support should be “focused on developing not only its security apparatus, but also its civil society, economy and democratic institutions,” writes Khalilzad, a board member of the National Endowment for Democracy.