What are the consequences when two superpowers square off in opposing sides of a civil war in another country? This Comment tells the story of such a situation in Afghanistan, and concentrates on the role of another actor, Pakistan. Pakistan's role in the Afghan crisis is examined in light of the recent decision of the International Court of Justice in Nicaragua v. The United States, applying the rule of nonintervention. Possible justifications and exceptions are given, especially in light of a possible Soviet withdrawal.
Peter A. Pentz, The Mujahidin Middleman: Pakistan's Role in the Afghan Crisis and the International Rule of Non-Intervention, 6 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 377 (1988).