Valuable (and disturbing) Insight into Pakistan – From an Unlikely Source

In the wake of what seemed to be last week’s surprisingly successful elections, I was slightly optimistic that a turning-point might be at hand. Nevertheless, as this piece illustrates, Pakistan’s internal problems remain almost unfathomable. What worries me here most? Imagine replacing the words “tracks” and “trains” in this story with “nuclear weapons.”

“After Decades of Neglect, Pakistan Rusts in Its Tracks – In a Journey on a Crumbling Railway, a Picture of a Nation’s Troubles,” The New York Times, 5/18/2013

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