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Is This Time Different?

Author: Daniel S. Markey, Adjunct Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia
January 10, 2013
Council on Foreign Relations


The United States and Pakistan spent most of 2011 and at least half of 2012 lurching from crisis to crisis, their relationship teetering at the edge of an abyss. In recent months, however, moves by Islamabad have raised hopes in Washington that Pakistan might be navigating a "strategic shift" that would restart normal, workmanlike cooperation and, more important, would allow America to escape from its war in Afghanistan.

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