Professor Anita Weiss interviewed on France 24 TV
International Studies Professor Anita Weiss spoke in a France 24 TV interview on July 26, providing context to the recent Pakistani election, in which Imran Khan appears set to be the new prime minister (though vote counting continues).
Weiss said, “He really has the military behind him; he is the candidate the military really wanted. But on the other hand, his speech was so conciliatory, especially towards India…well, if he’s talking about India, he’s saying, ‘We really have to resolve the issue of Kashmir.’ And the entire subcontinent would be much better off if they weren’t spending so much money and human resources, as well as financial resources getting ready to attack each other.”
Weiss is well-known and respected in international circles for her scholarly research on Pakistan.