Shahid Javed Burki is CEO of EMP financial advisors and current Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center


When Pervez Musharraf seized power in Pakistan in October 1999, he formed the fourth military government in Pakistan's half century of existence. The issues before him range from rampant government corruption to the threats posed by extremist groups. His alliance with the United States makes his position tenuous in the Muslim World. Shahid Javed Burki explains why his success is critical to the West and to Pakistan.