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3 reasons why Pakistan should have attended the Democracy Summit

Atlantic Council

Uzair Younus weighs in on Pakistan's decision to skip the Summit. While the decision was ostensibly made to maintain its relationship with China, Younus argues that it will have an overall negative impact on Pakistan's goals and its relations with the US. He gives three reasons for this conclusion: The decision reinforces that Pakistan is "firmly in the China camp", it misses the opportunity to highlight Pakistan's accomplishments, and it foregoes alignment with the key common priority between Biden and Khan to fight corruption.

Read the full piece here on the Atlantic Council website.