The US and Pakistan: What Lies Ahead?
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The world’s second largest Muslim country, Pakistan is routinely portrayed as a dangerously unstable state, with particular concern about the possibility of its nuclear weapons falling into the wrong hands. And while it’s been an American ally since the 1950s, there has been a consistent lack of affection between the two nations. How can this be explained? And is it possible for the United States to have close and positive relations with both Pakistan and India, or are those two relationships mutually exclusive?
To answer these and other questions, we are pleased to feature Raza Bokhari, the International Spokesperson for General Pervez Musharraf, the former President of Pakistan. He is a Trustee of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Vice Chairman of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and Past President of the Pakistani American Public Affairs Committee. He is also the author of several FPRI commentaries on the current state of Pakistan and Pakistani-American relations.