Pakistan’s vision to reset its ties with the U.S. and the implications for the Afghan peace negotiations

Wolf, Siegfried O.

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Pakistan is in the process of realigning its foreign policy parameters. Since last year, it became clear that Islamabad is trying to achieve more independence from Saudi Arabia in order to enlarge the room for collaboration with Iran. Currently, in a second major move to change the paradigm in its foreign affairs, Pakistan is envisaging a fundamental reset of its relations with the U.S. Islamabad now expresses its interests in an engaged cooperation with Washington. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is convinced that there is (still) a ‘convergence of interests’ between his country and the U.S. However, Pakistan does not want to be seen anymore solely through the ‘Afghan lens‘. Islamabad wishes Afghanistan to cease “exclusively” determining the framework of future collaboration between Islamabad and Washington. Instead, the Pakistani leadership aims to focus on economics, trade, and other investments, particularly within the larger framework of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor/CPEC (Wolf, 2019). […]

Document type: Article
Publisher: South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF)
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2021
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2021 09:52
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Controlled Keywords: Pakistan, USA, China, Außenpolitik, Diplomatische Beziehungen, Wirtschaftsbeziehungen
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pakistan, Afghanistan, USA, Saudi Arabien, Iran, China, Außenbeziehungen, Kooperation, Wirtschaft, Seidenstraße / Pakistan, Afghanistan, USA, Saudi Arabia, Iran, China, foreign relations, cooperation, economy, Silk Road
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: China
other countries
Series: Themen > SADF Comment
Volume: 207
Additional Information: DOI: 10.48251/SADF.ISSN.2406-5617.C207 (der Erstausgabe)