Aid and Conflict in Pakistan
From the International Crisis Group
International, particularly U.S., military and civilian aid has failed to improve Pakistan’s performance against jihadi groups operating on its soil or to help stabilise its nascent democracy. Lopsided focus on security aid after the 11 September 2001 attacks has not delivered counterterrorism dividends, but entrenched the military’s control over state institutions and policy, delaying reforms and aggravating Pakistani public perceptions that the U.S. is only interested in investing in a security client. These are the general trends stemming from aid to Pakistan. In this paper, the authors will outline several strategies to reforming this aid and avoiding a crisis in our relations.
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