Akbar Ahmed

A Portrait of Pakistan's founder, M.A. Jinnah, hangs behind embattled President Pervez Musharraf at a recent press conference.

America Must Stay Focused on Pakistan

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been one of the most tragic confrontations in history, and last week’s summit in Annapolis was long overdue. But coming as it does at the end of a second-term presidency and involving two leaders deeply unpopular with their own people, the renewed peace process is likely to be an exercise in lame-duck diplomacy.