Imran Khan, Pakistan, and U.S. Meddling

Professor Jeffrey Sachs discusses the U.S. role in the ousting of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Dr. Sachs describes Khan as a capable leader who refused to align with the U.S. against other countries, leading to U.S. pressure on Pakistan's ambassador to take action against him. Sachs criticizes this as part of a standard regime change plot, and notes that Khan's party won an overwhelming victory in the elections but had their votes falsely counted.

He emphasizes that this is not an isolated incident and that U.S. foreign policy often involves deposing governments that it does not like through covert means or wars based on false premises. He calls for a new foreign policy based on cooperation and honesty rather than meddling and regime change operations.

Dr. Sachs also expresses concern over U.S. interference in Pakistan's affairs, arguing that it undermines the country's sovereignty and hinders its development. He praises Imran Khan for his efforts to improve Pakistan's relations with its neighbors and focus on domestic issues, but urges external actors to respect Pakistan's independence for it to thrive.

Jeffrey David Sachs is an American economist and public policy analyst, professor at Columbia University, where he was former director of The Earth Institute. He is known for his work on sustainable development, economic development, and the fight to end poverty.

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