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Democracy's Friends in Pakistan

Pakistan's national security establishment may be the most dangerous force threatening world peace. Yet not all the news is bad. Eli Lake has produced an astonishing report detailing the construction of a pro-American counter-establishment within the Pakistani services which is struggling at …

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Written by David Frum on Tuesday December 6, 2011

Can One Man End Pakistani Democracy?

In my column for CNN, I discuss how Mansoor Ijaz is putting Pakistani democracy in danger: Big events do not always have big causes. The British once went to war over an injury to a sea captain's ear. And today's Pakistan may collapse into military rule because of one man's eagerness to read …

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Written by David Frum on Monday December 5, 2011

Salute a Brave Man

In an atmosphere of intimidation and menace, Pakistan's democracy-minded ambassador to the US, Husain Haqqani, accepts a summons to return home. Let's hope that the Pakistani military understands very well how closely the US is watching for the safety of the ambassador and his family.

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Written by David Frum on Friday November 18, 2011