Musharraf and the Future of Democracy in Pakistan

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-He may be a dictator, but he-s our dictator.- The popular Cold War-era joke about US foreign policy applies today, especially in Pakistan where President Pervez Musharraf, America-s ally in the war on terror, has systematically dismantled democratic institutions. Not only has Musharraf made himself chief-of-state and head of the army for the next five years, he-s assumed the power to dissolve the parliament that will be elected in October. We hear more about military dictatorships, fledgling democracies and the unintended consequences for America-s long-term interests, from a regional leader of the International Crisis Group, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a former ambassador to Pakistan, and one-time CIA consultant Chalmers Johnson.
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Warren Olney