Pakistan's responses to the United States' demands in the war against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda

Bazai, Fida Muhammad (2016) Pakistan's responses to the United States' demands in the war against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The key objective of this project is to determine to what degree Pakistan has cooperated with the United States and what factors are responsible for the variance in Pakistan’s cooperation with the United States in the war against Al-Qaeda, the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban. To determine the responses of the Pakistani government especially of its army, which is the core decision making body on issues of national importance, this thesis disaggregates the Unite States’ demands against Al-Qaeda, the Afghan and Pakistan Taliban. The main purpose of identifying the demands against the three different terrorist organisations of various importance to the national security of the United States was to determine its effect on the Pakistani cooperation with the United States.
This thesis provides an alternative explanation of the Pakistani cooperation with the United States against Al-Qaeda, the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban, which is different from the traditional one focused on the Indian factor. It argues that the Pakistani cooperation with the United States against Al-Qaeda, the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban is dependent on three variables; the perception of the Pakistani army of the United States’ commitment, the military capability of the Pakistani army and the domestic opposition in Pakistan to cooperation with the United States. These factors don’t only provide explanation to the variance in Pakistani cooperation against different groups but also across different times

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Professor Brian Girvin also assisted as special advisor on the project.
Keywords: Pakistan, United States, AL-Qaeda, Taliban, Neo-classical realism.
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Supervisor's Name: O'Driscoll, Dr. Cian and Girvin, Professor Brian
Date of Award: 30 September 2016
Depositing User: Mr Fida Bazai
Unique ID: glathesis:2016-7998
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 11:04
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 08:17
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/7998

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