Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


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Talking Tough to Pakistan

Journal Article

Stephen D. Krasner - Stanford University

Published by
Foreign Affairs, Vol. 90 no. 6
Nov/Dec 2011

The United States gives Pakistan billions of dollars in aid each year. Pakistan returns the favor by harboring terrorists, spreading anti-Americanism, and selling nuclear technology abroad. The bribes and the begging aren’t working: only threats and the determination to act on them will do the job. Washington must tell Islamabad to start cooperating or lose its aid and face outright isolation.