Pakistan is home to some of the world’s most treacherous borders, armed with nuclear weapons, and beset by terrorist bombings and assassinations. NATO’s recent deadly airstrike on two Pakistani frontier outposts has added to the uncertainty of continued U.S.-Pakistan cooperation. Multiple crises befell this critical relationship during the past year—from the repatriation of CIA contractor Raymond Davis to the assassination of Osama Bin Laden and the resignation of Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States after “memogate.”
If relations between the United States and Pakistan continue to deteriorate, what will be the effect on policies Islamabad pursues? How will thawing relations with India impact Pakistan’s foreign policy agenda? Will President Zardari’s civilian government survive, or is another military coup on the horizon? What the video here.