Unholy Alliance

Beinart, Peter
January 2004
New Republic;1/19/2004, Vol. 230 Issue 1, p6
Argues that Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is not an advocate of democracy, but a dictator who will do whatever it takes to remain in power, including allowing Islamist parties to play a significant role in government. Claim that, despite recent attempts to assassinate Musharraf, Islamist militants are the president's key to maintaining power; Reasons why the situation in Pakistan could become dangerous; Details of Musharraf's dealings with the Islamists; Claim that Musharraf used the Islamists to fend off secular political opponents, including Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto; Claim that Musharraf's government is allowing religious parties in Pakistan to aid the Taleban in Afghanistan and Al Qaeda terrorists; Call upon the Bush administration to take a tougher line with Musharraf.


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