Pakistan: Hollow State
John Robb calls Pakistan a “hollow state.” Dan Nexon says it’s in a state of “civil war.” Aryn Baker says “the nuclear-armed nation of 165 million is on the verge of inexorable collapse.” And Robert Oakley believes its president is “incompetent and corrupt.”
In my New Atlanticist piece, “Pakistan Nearing Collapse,” I argue that all of those assessments are accurate.
Given the country’s history, one expects the military to take over governing any time now. But it’s not precisely clear what will be left to govern.
And there doesn’t appear much we can do about it.