Pakistan after Musharraf
August 20, 2008
Pervez Musharraf's resignation after nearly nine years at Pakistan's helm should take the brakes off the transition to an elected government. This is good news for a country whose political institutions have nearly suffocated under years of military-dominated governments. It is not the end of Pakistan's political crisis, but it gives the United States an opportunity to recalibrate U.S.-Pakistan relations without the complication of the personal connection with Musharraf.