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Neither Friend nor Foe: Why America must recognize that Pakistan is just a state protecting its interests

By Hassaan Bin Sabir  Published May 6, 2018

In recent years, the U.S. and Pakistan have shared an increasingly troubled relationship, with Washington urging Islamabad to "do more" in the war against terrorism. This post argues that such policy is counterproductive to U.S. interests for peace and stability in the region, which cannot be achieved without significant assistance from Pakistan.