This week, Steve Coll writes about the challenges facing the U.S. and Pakistan in the wake of the floods. Coll will take questions from readers today at 3 PM ET, or you may leave a question for him now. An excerpt from his piece:
"So far, the Obama Administration has displayed all the right instincts, by rushing relief to civilians, affirming the primacy of the country’s elected leaders, and galvanizing other governments to pitch in. As the waters recede, and the immediate crisis passes, however, the challenge will be to muster international investment to repair Pakistan’s infrastructure and catalyze its economic recovery."