NIAS Strategic Forecast No. 21 | Author: D Suba Chandran | January 2018
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To cite: D Suba Chandran. “US-Pak Relations: What has Changed? What hasn’t? and What is unlikely to Change?,” NIAS Strategic Forecast No. 21. Bangalore: International Strategic and Security Studies Programme, National Institute of Advanced Studies, January 2018.
The American threat of “do more” is not a new one; during the last few years, one could see a trend and a déjà vu in the US threats towards Pakistan and the response by the latter. The Trump administration issued a similar threat a few months earlier, followed by attempting to work with Pakistan “one last time”.
However, the threat issued by Trump through a tweet seems to be different. There was a follow up action to the Trump threat; the US administration announced suspending the aid across-the-board.
How far will the US administration go this time in forcing Pakistan to do more? What has changed? And what has not? And what is not likely to?