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Pakistan-US relations are on a downward trajectory

Wednesday, June 30, 2021


Separately, Pakistan is drawing closer to its ‘all-weather’ partner China, a key US rival. Washington’s strategy in the Indo-Pacific increasingly revolves around pushing back on Beijing’s regional influence.


  • The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will continue to be a source of tension in Islamabad-Washington relations.
  • A downturn in ties could prompt US suspension of Pakistan’s participation in the International Military Education and Training programme.
  • Worsening instability in Afghanistan will inhibit the completion of US-backed regional infrastructure projects that involve Pakistan.

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