Congressional Mandates Hamstringing U.S. Policy Toward Pakistan
NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON DC
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South Asia has been on the back burner of U S foreign policy, for years. During most of past half century, our involvement in this region was driven primarily by our desire to contain the Soviet Union. Once the cold war ended, our policy shifted to relative neglect when compared to other regions of the world. The realities of the post-cold war environment demand that the more attention to South Asia. Why Although the US has no interests in the region have important interests that will continue to grow South Asias major nations, India and Pakistan, are pivotal--events that take place in these countries have potential to be internationally destabilizing. Besides its sheer size and population about one-fifth of the population South Asia is strategically located. This subcontinent borders the Arabian Sea and has ties to the volatile Middle East, it also reaches Central Asia with its resource-rich area.
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