U.S-pakistan relationship

The nature of this relationship is not easy to be analyzed.it has passed through a number of different stages.the era of cold war was full of different surprizes for pakistan.History has proven tuhat big powers dont feel reluctant to use developing powers for their own purposes.so usa-pakistan relationship is no exception.At the end of world war 2, the u.s.a emerged as a major power.This further caused a number of issues for the rest of the world.A power tussle was started between two major blocks.The U.S.a found pakistan an important ally because of her geographical location that further helped u.s.a to increase its sphere of influence in Asia.This relation further strengthened after signing SEATO and CENTO.furthermore the u.s.a had no issue in seeking permission from pakistan to use her military bases for spy purpose,Such a U 2 incident.Moreover,Aghan war further played role in strangthening the relationship beween both countries.Though Afghan war was in no way american war,still america fought it with full courage by prividing support to Afghan taliban and Army.At that point,Pakistan became the most important ally of America.After this,Pakistan was left on the mercy of God when america suddendly decided to stop all the help at the end of Afghan war.It was followed by pressler Amendment and a number of other sanctions due to nuclear explosion by pakistan.This was not the end.Then 9/11 happened.It came with the new chapter of america-pakistan relationship.After this a never ending war on terror was started.Pakistan again came in the u.s.a camp.America made full use of geostrategic location of pakistan.then president obama came with his soft power mantra.pakistan has been a security centric stage since its formation,and this reason increased the dependence of pakistan on west.Pakistan put her best efforts to make things better.Pakistan provided Nato an easy access to Afghanistan.Pakistsn played major role in curbing the menace of terrorism.Pakistan started zarb e azb to eradicate terrorism.Pakistan took action against a number of terrorist organization, but could never get appreciation.Now president trump is on the stage with full rhetorics.He accused pakistan of providing safe heavens to the terrorist. Pakistan denied this with a response that much has been done to eradicate terrorism.Americs went on repeating “Do more” mantra.Pakistsn is now assertive enough to reply to such allegation.New year started with tweet of trump accusing pakistan,and said that pakistan has given us nothing but lies and deceit.But Mr. President cant you see northen areas of pakistan had come under the influence of terrorist after afghan war.now almost all the areas have been evacuated.Last year,secretary of state Rex tillerson and secretary of defence jim matties visited pakistan.they seemed satisfied over the performance of pakistan but went on repeating “do more” mantra.

Now the question arises why they emphasize on this do more policy.

Might be to maintain their influence in pskistan,and to keep it in their camp.

It is not wrong to say that pakistan is moving away from American influence, and has developed amicable relations with china and Russia.the priorities of pakistan are changes because of CPEC,and indo-us relations are making pakistan do that.Other than this,history has proven that America never feel reluctant to adopt any measure in order to achieve goals.

It seems as if American policy toward pakistan is of brinkmanship.This is perceived after analyzing rhetorics and belligerent statements coming from America..America sees pakistan through the prism of Afghanistan.

Now what pakistan should do?

The policies of pakistan should b pro active rather than reactive.

Pakistan must b assertive enough to present her stance at international level.

Pakistan must tell America to put the efforts in order to stop cross boarder firing on durand line.

Pakistan should make america realize about their allegation.

Pakistan should reduce her dependence on America.

Timely completion of CpEC will bring economic prosperity and as a result pakistan will stand on own foot without the need of any kind of foreign aid.

In a nutshell,Pakistan has done alot in order to bring peace in he region.The menace of terrorism has been eradicated in many areas.America must realize that Results cannot be get within a night.America must think before she speaks otherwise one major ally can be gone into opposite camp.Short cuts are fancy but shoddy.patience and preservance are the road to success.america must tell this axiom to herself before thinking about a better future.

Author: Annie Aman

I am a psychologist and writer.

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