Obama’s Lifeline to Pakistan

There are lots of reasons to worry that the president’s plan may not be able to save Pakistan from itself.


The Obama policy is grounded in realism; it concedes that the “danger of failure is real.” And though the difficult security calculations remain, perhaps the best we can hope for is that Pakistan and the U.S. clearly share one common interest: to avoid a failed Pakistani state at all costs.

Sundaa Bridgett Jones is an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a regular contributor to The Root.