Accession Number : ADA561994


Title :   The Future of US-Pakistan Relations


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Quartullo, Mark E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a561994.pdf


Report Date : 18 Jan 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 60


Abstract : This project identifies and explores the most prominent factors driving Pakistan's foreign policy and behavior and how the United States can influence them to achieve its objectives in the region. The two most influential factors identified for this project are India (sub-element: Kashmir) and Ideology (i.e., Islamic vs. Secular). The project will analyze how these factors relate to Pakistan's domestic stability, security posture, U.S.-Pakistan relations, external factors (i.e., India), and behavior. Once their ramifications have been explored, potential solutions will be offered to minimize their adverse policy impacts and, thus, positively impact U.S.-Pakistan relations. The paper contends that a resolution to the situation in Afghanistan and achieving South Asian regional stability are not possible without first addressing Pakistan's interests and concerns. Properly addressing them could mitigate issues and remove obstacles that are otherwise preventing Pakistan from performing as a fully committed and faithful partner in today's South Asian strategic environment.


Descriptors :   *AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT , *FOREIGN POLICY , *IDEOLOGY , *INDIA , *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , *PAKISTAN , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , COUNTERINSURGENCY , DEMOGRAPHY , ETHNIC GROUPS , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , HISTORY , ISLAM , LEADERSHIP , PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , SECURITY , STABILITY


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE