Adam N Weinstein Profile picture
Research Fellow focusing on transitional justice, trade, Afghanistan, & Pakistan. Afghanistan Vet. KPMG & USMC alum. Bylines in @ForeignPolicy @Lawfare, etc.
Jul 27, 2018 9 tweets 5 min read
1. The condescension & lack of depth of US coverage of #ElectionsPakistan2018 w/ clickbait headlines & Tom Friedmanesque "playboy turned extremist" ledes is unfortunate. The issue isn't criticism of IK but the shallowness of the examination of #Pakistan. We can do better. 2. The WaPo Editorial Board's "#Pakistan’s likely next leader is a Taliban sympathizer" raises some valid concerns about Imran Khan's record. But it glosses over the PMLN's own past & at times verges on an outright defense of Sharif. It then cherrypicks IK's platform.