Pakistan falls farther behind the times as a PRC client state. @dhume, @AEI, @wsj
Sadanand Dhume, @dhume, @AEI, @wsj; AEI & WSJ; in re: UAE, Bahrain, Sudan, all normalizing relations with Israel. Pakistan has been tying to ignore it. Opposition to Israel has been bedrock to Pakistani foreign policy—those who created Pakistan were fanatically oppose to a Jewish state even as they were trying to form a Muslim state. Khan is somewhat secularized since he once was a most famous cricket player; but his nickname is _____. His first wife was a Jewish British heiress; his third wife is entirely covered except eyes. The military and clerics fiercely oppose recognizing Israel. Income is $1,300 per capita. The former East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, was poorer, but now is richer, having controlled its birth rate [and having better economic policies]. “If religious freedom is so important to you, why have you nothing to say about the extreme oppression of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang?” No response, as Pakistan is now a satellite of China. In Pakistan, radical elements have traditionally found succor, especially on the border with Afghanistan.