Pakistan unhinged

Wheaton alumnus Thomas Sanderson, an expert on national security, writes in the Washington Times about his recent travel to Pakistan to interview citizens there for a counter-terrorism project on which he is working. During the course of his journey, Sanderson narrowly missed a car bomb that set ablaze the hotel he had left just hours before.

The episode served as dramatic punctuation to a trip in which Sanderson says he realized there “is little real cooperation between Islamabad and Washington against extremists in Pakistan. In its place is a poorly choreographed and ungainly dance that hardly masks the mistrust, convoluted power structures and competing goals that retard the bilateral relationship.”

Source: Washington Times