International Affairs
22 December 2011 , Volume 67, Number 6

In 2011 Pakistan’s relations with the United States went from troubling to the brink of near collapse. Relations rapidly deteriorated after the arrest of a CIA contractor on murder charges, the United States raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and a NATO strike that killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers. Concurrently, and coincidentally, China and Pakistan celebrated ‘Friendship Year’ marking sixty years of diplomatic ties with high-profile state visits, multibillion dollar economic deals, infrastructure projects and joint military exercises.


Rosheen Kabraji

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