Our ally in Islamabad

Is Pakistan so crucial to fighting the war on terror that it's worth it for the U.S. to support its undemocratic regime? Who was the real Benazir Bhutto? All week, Brian Katulis and Lisa Curtis discuss the United States' delicate alliance with Pakistan.

  • Capturing Osama

    Should the U.S. violate Pakistan’s sovereignty if it knows it can capture key Al Qaeda figures such as Osama bin Laden? Was Barack Obama right? Brian Katulis and Lisa Curtis wrap up their debate on the U.S. alliance with Pakistan.

  • Fighting terror without Pakistan

    Let’s say the U.S. gets fed up with an undemocratic Pakistan and abandons its alliance out of principle. How would that affect the war on terrorism? Brian Katulis and Lisa Curtis continue their debate on the U.S. alliance with Pakistan.

  • The real Benazir?

    Who was Benazir Bhutto: a beacon of democracy, or a corrupt opportunist? Lisa Curtis and Brian Katulis continue their debate.

  • Can a dictator oversee an election?

    Is it possible for Pakistan to have free and fair parliamentary elections next month with President Pervez Musharraf still in power? Why or why not? Lisa Curtis and Brian Katulis continue their debate.

  • Our ally in Islamabad

    Has it been worth billions of dollars in U.S. foreign aid to support Pervez Musharraf? Does fighting terrorism justify propping up an undemocratic regime? All week, Brian Katulis and Lisa Curtis debate the U.S. alliance with Pakistan.

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