US-Pakistan Relations in the Summer of 2011

Kux, Dennis (2011) US-Pakistan Relations in the Summer of 2011. Elcano Newsletter (79). 9 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

This ARI discusses the current crisis in US-Pakistan relations and analyses the interaction between Washington and Islamabad since the events of 9/11. In the wake of Osama bin Laden’s killing, relations between the US and Pakistan have deteriorated. Islamabad has reduced military and intelligence cooperation and demanded an end to drone attacks. In Washington, members of Congress have sharply criticised Pakistan’s ambiguous stance towards terrorist groups. The Obama Administration has suspended the disbursement of US$800 million of military aid. Just before retiring as Defense Secretary, Robert Gates described US-Pakistan relations as a bad marriage. Does this mean that the two countries are headed for a messy divorce? I think not. The US and Pakistan need each other too much for that to happen. Relations are likely to continue to rock along as they have ever since Pakistan and the US became allies in 1954.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asia-Pacífico
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > DEFENCE POLICY.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > FOREIGN POLICY.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > BILATERAL RELATIONS.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > TERRORISM.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > COUNTRIES AND REGIONS > PAKISTAN
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > COUNTRIES AND REGIONS > UNITED STATES
CULTURE; SOCIETY > SOCIETY > CONFLICTS
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2012 02:49
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2012 02:49
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/2172

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