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Pakistan: Political Turmoil in an Unstable Ally

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Pakistan: Political Turmoil in an Unstable AllyPakistan's Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani faces contempt charges in the Supreme Court for failing to pursue corruption charges against his boss, President Asif Ali Zardari.  It appears that the military, which has engineered coups in the past, is behind the action. While its parliamentary government is under legal assault from, the country itself is in economic shambles, fighting a bloody conflict with Islamic extremists. With anti-Americanism on the rise, what's in store for the US and withdrawal from Afghanistan?  

Credits

Guests:
Declan Walsh - New York Times - @declanwalsh , Ahmed Rashid - Pakistani journalist, Paula Newberg - Georgetown University, Moeed Yusuf - US Institute of Peace

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Caitlin Shamberg, Katie Cooper