The Pakistani nuclear deal that wasn’t

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US President Barack Obama (R) holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (L) of Pakistan in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, DC, USA, 22 October 2015.

The Pakistani nuclear deal that wasn’t


LAHORE – Recently, it came to light that the United States was attempting to negotiate with Pakistan a deal to constrain the Pakistanis’ fast-growing nuclear weapons program. That sounds like good news: Any move toward non-proliferation seems like a positive step. Unfortunately, in this case the effort has had some dangerous unintended consequences.
It all started last month, when US media reported that an agreement was already near completion. First, David Ignatius of The Washington Post repor...


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