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Pakistan-U.S. Relations [Updated December 31, 2001]   [open pdf - 198KB]

"The major areas of U.S. concern in Pakistan include: nuclear nonproliferation; counter-terrorism; regional stability; democratization and human right; and economic reform and development. An ongoing Pakistan-India nuclear arms race, fueled by rivalry over Kashmir, continues to be the focus on U.S. nonproliferation efforts in South Asia and a major issue in U.S. relations with both countries. This attention intensified following nuclear tests by both India and Pakistan in May 1998. South Asia is viewed by some observers as a likely prospect for use of such weapons. India has developed short- and intermediate-range missiles, and Pakistan and acquired short-range missiles from North Korea. India and Pakistan have fought three wars since 1947."

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CRS Issue Brief for Congress, IB94041
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2001-12-31
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