Center for Strategic Communication

Council on Foreign Relations LogoASP fellow Joshua Foust was consulted by Jeanne Park of the Council on Foreign Relations on drones and the campaign of Imran Khan for prime minister of Pakistan. Asked if the latest wave of anti-drone sentiment will affect US-Pakistani relations, Foust doubts they will reach the nadir of a few months ago, but notes a shift in the complaints of Pakistani officials.

“The U.S. and Pakistan need to renegotiate the terms of their relationship. We’re operating under constraints that were designed eight years ago, when Pakistan was run by a military dictatorship and when we had a different administration in power here in the U.S., and in a lot of ways those existing frameworks are not compatible with current conditions.”

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