Reacting to leaked documents that accuse Pakistan of helping Afghan militants, British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned Pakistan not to “promote the export of terror.”
, School of International Studies director, notes Britain depends significantly on sharing intelligence with Pakistan to get a handle on possible terrorism in the U.K. “So, though what Cameron said is, pretty certainly, factually correct, no useful point was served by his saying it.”
, a security expert in political science, says: “Cameron could not avoid saying something about the issue given his visit to India and desperate desire to stimulate U.K.-India trade. Cost? Not much at this point. He may be preparing the ground for a U.K. withdrawal from combat role in Afghanistan far sooner than the Americans might hope.”
, a security expert in Hellenic Studies, says: “Pakistan’s intelligence service is either becoming a rogue outfit or Pakistan’s government is using the service to pursue a dangerous policy by using terror.” Gerolymatos adds his next book is about Pakistan, and the last two chapters will address relations between the country, its intelligence service and the Taliban.
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