Cutting Off Pakistan
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 731 , Segment 4
Episode: Government Shutdown, No More Cavities, Preeclampsia Test
- Jan 23, 2018
- 19:36 mins
Guest: Michael Kugelman, Asia Program Deputy Director and Senior Associate for South Asia at the Woodrow Wilson Center Over the weekend, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul, killing more than eighteen people. Afghanistan’s government says the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani terror network is responsible for the attack. And that puts further stress on the relationship between the US and Pakistan, which President Trump blames for harboring the Haqqani terror network and not doing enough to fight terrorism in neighboring Afghanistan. In an attempt to force Pakistan to take that fight more seriously, the US recently suspended nearly all of its aid to Pakistan’s military. What are the odds that cutting off aid will work?