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From AfPak to PakAf: A Response to the New U.S. Strategy for South Asia

A Policy Options Paper

Author: , Adjunct Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia

From AfPak to PakAf: A Response to the New U.S. Strategy for South Asia - from-afpak-to-pakaf-a-response-to-the-new-us-strategy-for-south-asia

Publisher Council on Foreign Relations Press

Release Date April 2009

16 pages



President Obama publicly unveiled his administration's policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan in March 2009. In this Policy Options Paper, CFR Senior Fellow Daniel Markey analyzes the Obama administration’s strategy and lays out two realistic alternatives. He argues that a narrow focus on counterterrorism is insufficient to protect U.S. interests in South Asia and advocates a long-term approach that prioritizes engagement with Pakistan. Finally, he proposes a number of detailed recommendations to implement this strategy.

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Daniel Markey is a senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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