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DYNAMICS OF PAKISTAN’S POST 9/11 CRISIS FOREIGN POLICY DECISION-MAKING PROCESS

  • Korea and Global Affairs
  • Abbr : KGA
  • 2018, 2(2), pp.153-183
  • DOI : 10.22718/kga.2018.2.2.006
  • Publisher : Korea Institute of Politics and Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Interdisciplinary Research
  • Received : August 13, 2018
  • Accepted : September 8, 2018
  • Published : September 30, 2018

Mehmood Hussain 1

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ABSTRACT

The study has applied the four stage "Model of State Behavior in Crisis" to trace the post 9/11 crisis foreign policy decision making process in Pakistan. It argues that ominous attacks on the United States by al-Qaeda and subsequent declaration of President Bush to fight against terrorism transformed the global and regional politico-security dimensions at t1 stage. Being a neighboring country, Pakistan’s support was inevitable in the war on terror and Washington applied coercive diplomacy to win the cooperation from Islamabad. Consequently, in case of decline to accept American demands, Pakistan perceived threat to basic values/objectives of the country and simultaneous time pressure amplified the psychological stress in decision makers at t2 stage. Therefore, the decisional forum was setup at t3 stage and Pakistan decided to join the United States at t4 stage, which defused the foreign policy crisis.

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