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Pakistan in the US Strategic Calculus


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Page : 40-64

Keywords : US Asia Pivot policy; South East Asian Treaty Organizaon; Central Treaty Organizaon; NSG; Gwadar; Afghanistan; Asia‐Pacific.;

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Pakistan and the US have enjoyed an uneven relaonship since the creaon of Pakistan. While Pakistan did benefit from the US assistance to modernize its military and defence capabilies, the percepons are varied due to diverging interests. Looking through an idealisc prism, Pakistan's hopes were dampened on numerous occasions due to the US policy which is primarily conceived through realist perspecve. Of late there is a realizaon that other regional and extra‐regional players are also significant and there is a need to establish durable relaons with other regional states and powers like, for example, Russia, Turkey, Iran and Central Asian Republics as well. Connuaon of such policies would require foresight, realizing the role and objecves of states seeking regional hegemony and idenfying the limits of cooperaon with the US, which was ignored in the past.

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