US-Pakistan Relations

US-India Relations in 2019: A Closer Partnership?

G20op, cc Flickr The White House, modified, (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead), public domain

A variety of shared geopolitical interests will bring New Delhi and Washington closer together in the year to come.

Backgrounder: Pakistan Election

PakistanElectionProcession, cc Flickr Wasif Malik, modified,

Millions of Pakistanis will head to the polls on July 25 to elect a new government, braving a wave of election-related violence across the country.

The Afghanistan War under Trump

USArmy, cc Flickr The U.S. Army, modified,

President Trump has ruled out negotiations with the Taliban just as a BBC study revealed the militant group’s sprawling presence over large swathes of Afghanistan.

Will Trump Sink US-Pakistan Relations in 2018?

DTrump, cc Flickr Gage Skidmore, modified,

President Trump has one of the United States’ most dysfunctional relationships in his crosshairs.

Pakistan Tensions Jeopardize Afghan Strategy

PakistanFlag, cc Flickr Nicolas Raymond, modified,

The latest political tensions in Pakistan, which could see key members of government ousted, threaten to unravel President Obama's Afghan strategy before it even has the chance to take root.

U.S. Aid to Pakistan

US military sending aide to Pakistan

Given the recent tripling of U.S. aid to Pakistan without any pre-conditions, Islamabad’s habit of funneling counter-insurgency funds toward the purchase of conventional weapons is likely to continue.

Pakistan on the Path to Civil War?

Dozens of men associated with the right-wing Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami chant slogans in the streets of Peshawar

The cohesion of the Pakistani state has faced many challenges in the past decade, but none as grave as the threat posed by the radicalization of its North-West Frontier Province (NWFP).

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