Intent vs. Campaign Rhetoric
2011 has been a difficult year for the PAK-U.S. relationship. Will Republican rhetoric manage to damage 2012 or will the relationship survive?
The year 2011 has been a difficult one for Pakistan-us relations. Increasing distrust between the two countries and a strong belief that Pakistan is a major thorn in relation to Afghanistan, has deteriorated relations to standards un- seen before. Many analysts draw a parallel with the Vietnam-cambodia situation in this context. At the heart of the matter is the war against terror and the future of Afghanistan.
A decade after Washington launched its war against terror by attacking Afghanistan, it finds itself moving further away from victory. Having declared a withdrawal timetable and putting Afghans in charge, U.S promises of stability in the country remain weak rhetoric. Analysts have continuously raised questions