The Problems of Pakistan
Asif Zardari, the new prime minister of Pakistan, faces tremendous challenges [Sept. 22]. It would take a good and strong leader indeed to cope with them all. Zardari leads a nation of over 170 million people, many of whom put their allegiance to their tribe first and hardly recognize that there is a Pakistani nation. It is under constant threat of an Islamist revolt, has serious economic problems, cannot count on the loyalty of many public officials, and possesses the nuclear bomb. I truly hope Zardari is up to managing all of...

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