President Trump’s decision to exchange almost all of his political capital in Asia with China to buy a resolution to the North Korean situation, has allowed China’s role as a global leader to flourish.
Islamabad is giving in to public pressure to ramp up its counterterror efforts and revise its policies in this regard. So far, that’s meant sidestepping the constitution to try terror suspects in military courts and lifting a moratorium on the death penalty for convicted terrorists.
A Pakistani army officer stands in front of a wall riddled with bullet marks inside the Army Public School attacked last Tuesday by Taliban gunmen, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The Taliban massacre that killed more than 140 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching