January 17, 2013

Pakistan's Wave of Never-Ending Crises

Krista Mahr, Time

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Leaders in Pakistan were thrown into crisis management mode this week as tensions over border skirmishes with India spiked and observers worried aloud whether large protests in the capital were setting the stage for a soft coup ahead of elections.

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