Accession Number : ADA136726

Title :   Pakistan's Search for a Foreign Policy After the Invasion of Afghanistan,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF EXTERNAL RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Wriggins,W H

PDF Url : ADA136726

Report Date : Jan 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : This essay seeks to reconstruct Pakistan governmental perceptions of its foreign policy situation following the Soviet invasion. Necessarily speculative, it considers Pakistan's bill of constraints and limited options as Islamabad sought to define a response to the Soviet invasion that best served its interests. Its actions have often seemed to American observers half-hearted. But it can be argued that the government's policy of limited liability made the most of a much worsened security situation, which at the outset its neighbors did little to improve.

Descriptors :   *Pakistan, *International relations, Foreign policy, Afghanistan, Intervention, USSR, Arabs, Nations

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE