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Cooperation between the United States and Pakistan : what is the future?
|Title:||Cooperation between the United States and Pakistan : what is the future?|
|Authors:||Khokhar, Riaz A.|
|LC Subject Headings:||United States - Relations - Pakistan|
Pakistan - Relations - United States
Balance of power
International relations and terrorism - South Asia
|Date Issued:||Jan 2020|
|Publisher:||Honolulu, HI : East-West Center|
|Series:||AsiaPacific issues;no. 143|
|Abstract:||Within the Indo-Pacific region, the United States and Pakistan have sharply divergent strategic objectives. While American objectives have changed over time, focusing in recent years on rivalry with China, Pakistan's strategic objective has remained constant--to maintain a balance of power with India. Yet Pakistan retains close strategic and economic ties with China, and the United States considers India an important strategic partner. Nevertheless, the two countries have worked together for nearly two decades toward two tactical goals--achieving a political settlement in Afghanistan and eliminating terrorism in South Asia. There is potential for them to cooperate more broadly, for example, increasing direct foreign investment to Pakistan and helping Islamabad balance its relations with the United States and China. Washington's willingness to expand such cooperation will depend on Pakistan's cooperation in fighting terrorism in the region.|
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