Larry P. Goodson

Larry P. Goodson is professor of Middle East Studies at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and author of Afghanistan’s Endless War: State Failure, Regional Politics, and the Rise of the Taliban (2001). The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or U.S. Government.

October 2008, Volume 19, Issue 4

Pakistan After Musharraf: The 2008 Elections

Elections set the stage for the General’s exit after nearly a decade in power, yet Pakistan still faces deep-seated structural problems that cannot be remedied merely by a return to competitive electoral politics.