In a thoughtful interview  on NPR last week, Thomas E. Ricks concluded that the struggles raging in Pakistan, not Afghanistan are key to the interests of the U.S. and its allies, but that there is no military solution here.
Fuel for the hope of building a better society in Pakistan may come in part from its writers. Of course, they can always be killed or scared off.
In the medium term, a decline in the flow of the Indus could have enormous knock-on consequences.
Footnote : but Emma Sky "anti-American"?