Anti-Americanism in Pakistan

  • Mohammad Waseem
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The context for the present chapter is the post-9/11 wave of anti-American feelings in Pakistan, especially after the U.S. war on Taliban as well as the electoral victory of proto-Taliban groups in the October 2002 elections in the Pakhtun belt of the two provinces of Pakistan, NWFP, and Baluchistan. To understand the ambivalent and hostile attitudes toward the United States, or more precisely anti-Americanism in Pakistan, one needs to inquire about:
  • other strands of negative feelings in Pakistan, which can be compared and contrasted with feelings against the United States;

  • the sources of these feelings;

  • the strength or weakness of these feelings in terms of their potential for transformation into public action, diplomatic profile, or policy structure;

  • the relevance of these feelings for the future shape of events.


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