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dc.contributor.advisorLooney, Robert E.
dc.contributor.authorMinhas, Raja Shahzad Akram
dc.contributor.authorKhan, Fazal ur Rehman
dc.contributor.authorReyes Irizarry, Jose R.
dc.contributor.authorAl-Rawashdeh, Khaldon Haya
dc.dateDecember 2011
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:33:01Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:33:01Z
dc.date.issued2011-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/10631
dc.description.abstractThe cost-benefit equation of the Pak-U.S. alliance, in the fight against terrorism, reflects a direct correlation between the fluctuating patterns of U.S. assistance and their direct and indirect implications for Pakistan. While the U.S. strives to achieve a better return on its investment through military-oriented support, Pakistan seeks to adopt an approach that suits both the U.S. and its own domestic and regional interests. This research traces the trend of Pak-U.S. relations, highlights the impact of the fluctuating U.S. aid in shaping perceptions, and provides a game theoretical analysis on the issue. Besides highlighting measures to achieve cost effectiveness through micro alliances, decentralization, accountability, and transparency in fund management, the study supports development of entrepreneurial culture and micro-alliances in Pakistan. More importantly, it provides an in-depth analysis of the military and population-centric approaches and their associated costs and benefits for the two countries. The research concludes by suggesting a more population-centric U.S. approach towards Pakistan to achieve a better return on investment besides laying foundation for a long-term strategic alliance. It suggests future research on the prospects and methodology of achieving a long-term partnership between the two nations.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/thepakuslliancei1094510631
dc.format.extentxvi, 153 p. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTerrorism|xPrevention.en_US
dc.titleThe PAK-U.S. alliance in the fight against terrorism: a cost-benefit analysisen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBlanken, Leo J.
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorPakistan-U.S. Relationshipen_US
dc.subject.authorCost-Benefiten_US
dc.subject.authorFight against Terrorismen_US
dc.subject.authorGlobal War on Terroren_US
dc.subject.authorU.S. Assistanceen_US
dc.subject.authorReturn on Investmenten_US
dc.subject.authorFund Managementen_US
dc.subject.authorMicro-Allianceen_US
dc.subject.authorEntrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.authorGame Theoretical Approachen_US
dc.subject.authorPerceptions and Realitiesen_US
dc.subject.authorMilitary-Centric Assistanceen_US
dc.subject.authorPopulation-Centric Approachen_US
dc.subject.authorStrategic Partnershipen_US
dc.subject.authorRegional Balance of Poweren_US
dc.subject.authorImplications for Pakistanen_US
dc.subject.authorInterest Alignmenten_US
dc.subject.authorLong-Term Objectivesen_US
dc.subject.authorStabilityen_US
dc.description.servicePakistan Air Force authoren_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US


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