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Social Engineering Abroad: Failure Squared

There are no easy answers to some problems. Such as failed and quasi-failed states around the world. But one thing that we know is that foreign meddling--almost always advanced by bombarding corrupt governments with bundles of taxpayer dollars in the name of aid--rarely has long-term positive results. Pakistan is a case in point. I make the case in a piece published in the Korea Times that it's time for Washington to stop attempting to micromanage that country. Our best hope for a positive influence is through private aid and development groups that act independently of the U.S. and Pakistani governments.