April 15, 2021

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Pakistan-US relations in the Biden era

How will Pakistan fare during the Joseph Biden era that began on January 20, 2021, when the 46th President of the United States moved into the White House? The question is easy to answer at one level: there is no doubt that Islamabad’s relations with Washington will be much better than they were when Donald Trump occupied the White House. In one of his first-of-the-year tweets, Trump called Pakistan all kinds of names. He may not have exactly used those words but for him Pakistan was devious, untrustworthy, a cheat and a liar. It had received billions of dollars from the US but given nothing in return. For Trump “return” translated as extreme pressure on the Taliban in Afghanistan to stop fighting against the Ashraf Ghani government in Kabul so that president Trump could pull out his troops from Afghanistan. This attitude sent Pakistan into the orbit of China. Is it likely to remain there?

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