Sunday, February 9
Anthony Gancarski: Pakistan on the Brink?
Counterpunch, February 8, 2003
Fans of the Terror War will be sad to note that US efforts in Central Asia have suffered yet another setback. Pakistan's DAWN reports that President Musharraf traveled this week to Moscow to curry the favor of President Putin in what Pakistani government officials termed a "new stage" of the countries' diplomatic relations. Musharraf's intentions are obvious: to indicate his government's willingness to deal with Moscow at least as favorably as current client state India has historically. What may be less obvious to some is what the strengthening of ties between the two countries says about US efforts in the Afghan conflict.