January 04, 2018

Trump administration prepares to withhold $255 million in aid to Pakistan

Featuring Stephen Tankel

Source: The National

Journalist Joyce Karam

The Trump administration has informed members of Congress that it will withhold security aid to Pakistan over what it described as “double game” by the authorities in Islamabad in countering the terrorism.

The announcement, which reflects US administration’s increasing levels of frustration with Pakistan, could be confirmed at any point within the next 24 hours.

How much of an impact the move would have is not clear, with one expert warning that it could be ineffective and a former Pakistani diplomat telling The National it doesn’t go far enough.

Reuters reported late on Wednesday that the White House has been informing members of Congress it has decided “to cut off ‘security assistance’ to Pakistan.”

Read the full article here.

  • Stephen Tankel

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Stephen Tankel is an assistant professor at American University and a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. His next book – With Us and Ag...