Pakistan’s Pivot to Asia


Imran Khan is addressing his nation’s challenges by choosing liberally from a menu of Western and Asian futures.

  • Ben Judah
  • The Atlantic

Just a few years ago, the news out of Pakistan would have sent official Washington into a tailspin.

FILE PHOTO: Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), speaks after voting in the general election in Islamabad, July 25, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo - RC1E8E822D30

But with cable TV broadcasting Trump nonstop, few bothered to even note that a champion cricketer turned populist firebrand, Imran Khan, won the election as prime minister this summer.

Nor did many pause over the fact that Khan won that election with the backing of an increasingly pro-Chinese military, or…

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