Ralph Peters decides to "think out of the box" (I loathe that phrase) when it comes to Pakistan, and basically he says walk away. Leave Pakistan to India, don't worry about China gaining influence.
While Peters' view is attractive from from the standpoint of getting rid of a succubus that has proven time and again beneath contempt, I'm afraid he simply too casually dismisses one important fact---they have nuclear weapons. He seems to lump that in with their relations with India, betting that they wouldn't go nuke with the Indians because that would obliterate their country. Putting aside whether or not that analysis is correct, it seems foolhardy to exacerbate the Indo-Pak issue in the way he suggests. Additionally, my fear isn't an Indo-Pak war, it is LOOSE NUKES in a country where Islamic extremists are gaining additional traction.
Peters is simply to casual and dismissive here. This isn't "out of the box" thinking, it is non-thinking.