US-Pakistan Relations: The Geo-strategic and Geopolitical Factors

Jehangir Khan

Abstract


The relations between the United States and Pakistan (US-Pakistan relations) have a very tumultuous history, which is spread over nearly six decades. Owing to the diverse strategic and, sometimes, incompatible strategic interests, these relations have seen various engagements and estrangements. This paper aims at exploring the role played by the geostrategic and geopolitical factors in bringing US closer to Pakistan. It takes into account the cost and benefits of these relations for Pakistan and the United States. It also highlights the present warmth in relations between the United States and Pakistan in the perspective of geo-strategic and geopolitical factors. It also discusses the future prospects of these relations.Key words: US-Pakistan Relations; Geostrategic factors; Geopolitical factors Résumé: Les relations entre les États-Unis et le Pakistan (les relations américano-pakistanaises) ont une histoire très tumultueuse, qui s'étale sur près de six décennies. En raison des stratégies diverses et, parfois, des intérêts  stratégiques incompatibles, ces relations ont vu des engagements et des brouilles variés. Le présent article vise à étudier le rôle de la géostratégie et des facteurs géopolitiques qui ramènent les États-Unis plus proches du Pakistan. Il prend en compte le coût et les avantages de ces relations pour le Pakistan et les États-Unis. Il souligne également le réchauffement présent dans les relations entre les États-Unis et le Pakistan dans la perspective de géostratégie et  des facteurs géopolitiques. Il aborde également les perspectives futures de ces relations.Mots-Clés:  relations américano-pakistanaises; facteurs géostratégiques; facteurs géopolitiques

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.css.1923669720100602.007

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