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The Future of US-Pakistan Relations
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This project identifies and explores the most prominent factors driving Pakistans 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 Pakistans 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 Pakistans 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 todays South Asian strategic environment.
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