September 11, 2012
Why Obama Should Blacklist Pakistan
C. Christine Fair, Foreign Policy
If the administration believed that designating the Haqqani network would have any hope of mobilizing Pakistanis to abandon its jihad habit, categorically removing the threat of a State Department designation from the table vitiated any such potential. Pakistan's response will likely be to double down.
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