Hot Signals: Pakistan

This week's geopolitical insight

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PAKISTAN | President Trump last week threw a lit match onto the fraught U.S.-Pakistan relationship with a tweet calling for a suspension of all U.S. aid to the South Asian country. Then last Thursday, citing the nation's harboring of Afghan Taliban and other militant networks, the United States announced it was suspending at least $900 million in security assistance to Pakistan. Our signals suggest the announcement has hit a nerve in Pakistan. Urdu-language digital attention to U.S.-Pakistan relations is at its highest level since the U.S. announced its new policy for Afghanistan in August, which left Pakistan alarmed at the prospect of India becoming more involved in Afghanistan.

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