Graham E. Fuller

Graham E. Fuller is a former vice chairman of the National Intelligence Council at the CIA, a former senior political scientist at RAND, and a current adjunct professor of history at Simon Fraser University. He is the author of numerous books about the Middle East, including The Future of Political IslamA World Without Islam, and Turkey and the Arab Spring: Leadership in the Middle East (April 2014). He has lived and worked in the Muslim world for nearly two decades. He is also author of a memoir, Three Truths and a Lie, and a novel, Breaking Faith (February 2015) about the U.S. imbroglio in Pakistan.

Only the withdrawal of American and NATO boots on the ground will begin to allow the process of near-frantic emotions to subside within Pakistan, and for the region to start to cool down.