An Analytical Study of Pak-Us Relations (2000-2010): Opportunities and Challenges

  • Liaquat Ali Chandio, Dr. Amir Ahmed Khuhro


The 20th century is for liberal democracy, liberty, equality, democracy, moderation and human rights, “globalization of economy, peace, multi-literalism, and arms control, conflict resolution”, political norms, peace and security which unified world community against war of terrorism. After 9/11, the ups and downs took placed due to   three main turning points, disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991; US became champion for global as well as regional security, the terrorist attack. Therefore war against terrorism envisaged a new connection between America and Pakistan, during that Pakistan faced difficulties and became important friend for American in South Asia against the war on terror. One side Pakistan supported the Taliban movement and raised power in Kabul and recognized the Taliban government with military, technical and logistical support. But other sides face the harsh attitude from the Taliban government, and Pakistan faced highly risky. Both states took steps to remove the hurdles “since 1990 and adopted new measures to expand the scope of mutual interaction, against terrorism, security, political and economic affairs.Pakistan has good experienced in friendly relations with the US during fifties and eighties, but US changed their interests on several issues and policies, US tried to balance its interest in the region that factoradversely effects on the Pak-US relations which dealt Pakistan as extremist Muslim state”.