U.S.-Pakistan Relations: Assassination, Instability, and the Future of U.S. Policy
Publication Date: February 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Lisa Curtis
Series: Heritage Lecture
Keywords: Asia and the Pacific; terrorism; nuclear weapons; democracy
The dramatic events in Pakistan during the last 10 months, including the assassination of two-time Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, cast doubt on the future stability of the country. The U.S. should refrain from cutting military assistance and develop a forward-looking strategic approach to improving U.S.-Pakistan counterterrorism cooperation in these areas.