The U.S.-Pakistan National Security Relationship

The enormity of the flooding in Pakistan is beyond imagination and has created the potential for Pakistan to become a failed state.  Moreover, the Taliban’s message that the rural populations are not served by the Government of Pakistan is gaining traction.  Without strategic vision and oversight of this problem, U.S. resources may be wasted on ineffective projects and may interfere with U.S. goals in the region.

This article synthesizes the observations of esteemed Pakistan commentators by focusing on a number of complementary issue areas that would benefit from focused U.S.-Pakistan cooperation and may be the most effective targets for foreign aid.

The U.S.-Pakistan National Security Relationship
By Richard E. Friedman and Frank Schell

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