Cipher Brief Analysis: The Pakistan Problem

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan recently returned from China without the concrete funding assurances that he was seeking in order to keep his country from having to request a second bailout from the International Monetary Fund.

Pakistan has repeatedly turned to China and Saudi Arabia for financial assistance, while the U.S. has withdrawn aid, most recently cancelling $300m, claiming that Islamabad has not done enough to root out militants operating along its border with Afghanistan.

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