Pulling U.S.-Pakistan Policy out of the Shadows

My post on U.S. Pakistan policy appeared on Foreign Policy’s Af-Pak Channel on September 30, 2011. An excerpt is below. The full text can be accessed here. The big difference between the 1990s and today is the presence and role of the United States in South Asia. In the 90s, Washington was completely disengaged from the region, turning a blind eye to the rise of the Taliban and even indicating an