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The one thing that REALLY Scares the Pakistanis

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Submitted by Richard Benkin (United States), May 4, 2011 at 18:20

Great insights and clear thinking as always from Dr. Pipes. I would add that there is one thing that scares the pants off the Pakistanis, which the United States should use in an intelligent and strategic way to keep them to whatever extent possible in line. What scares Pakistan more than anything else is the thought of increased Indian influence in the region and a greater relationship between India and the United States. With US boots soon to be off the ground in Afghanistan, India is the only candidate to fill the inevitable power vacuum whose interests are not inimical to those of the United States.

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