When it comes to fighting ISIS, Donald Trump may need to keep his friends close and his frenemies even closer.
President-elect Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric and aggressive language around the Middle East resonated with Americans during the election and is seen by pollsters as one factor that contributed to his victory.
Trump also got cheers when he said he would "get tough" with Pakistan, a country that has given birth to many terrorists and has been criticized for being less than wholeheartedly supportive when it comes to finding extremists within its borders — Pakistan is, after all, the country U.S. special forces infiltrated in the dead of night to kill Osama bin Laden.
But former prime minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz, who led the Muslim-majority country from 2004 to 2007, told CNBC this week that "we all have to work together" if terror cult ISIS is going to be defeated.
"It is not the problem for one country. Countries have to learn to work together," said Aziz. "ISIS has to be handled regionally and locally. ISIS is a threat to the world, and everyone has to contribute."