Jonathan Paris

Jonathan Paris

Jonathan Paris is a London-based political analyst and adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute.

How Stable Is Pakistan?

| February 4, 2008

Pakistan’s future is exceedingly difficult to predict; the state may fail or fragment. Questions abound: the uncertain ability of President Musharraf to maintain his power, the unpredictability of the election
cycle, the untested judgment of the new Army Chief of Staff, the shift of global jihadi volunteers from Iraq to the northwest border sanctuaries of Pakistan, and the security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons. Faced with few other options, the US is likely to continue to support the Pakistani Army and to hope that Musharraf can somehow engineer a
soft landing.

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Confronting the New Nasser in Iran

| June 19, 2006

The President of Iran presents more than a nuclear threat to the world; his defiance of the international community is galvanizing Muslims throughout the world behind a radical vision of puritanical Islam that rejects the liberal democratic model. In responding to this new Nasser, the international community might recall the original’s ability to turn military defeat into political victory.

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