A perilous course : U.S. strategy and assistance to Pakistan by Craig Cohen; Frederick Barton; Center for Strategic and

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More than 25 percent of poppies produced in Afghanistan, for instance, are trafficked through Pakistan. The value of goods and people smuggled through Pakistan each year has been estimated at more than $30 billion, or roughly one-tenth of the country’s official 27 GDP. ” The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) has focused its money on strengthening Pakistan’s control of the border, improving Pakistan’s law enforcement capacity, and enhancing its counternarcotics capabilities.

Pdf. ” 51 For more on the PCR Project methodology to determine this short-list of key drivers of conflict, instability, and extremism, see appendix C. S. government may be the simplest ones, such as how much money the United States provides to Pakistan, and what the money is meant to do. Over the past five years, the answers have typically varied. 58 billion in military, economic, and development assistance. This amount has likely been matched, if not exceeded, by additional classified funds provided toward intelligence and covert military action.

S. S. assistance is perceived by most Pakistanis as subordinate to that goal, rather than as money designed to assist in Pakistan’s stability and prosperity. Notes 1 Pervez Musharraf, In the Line of Fire, (Free Pres, 2006),237. See Stewart Patrick, “Making Foreign Aid Reform Work,” The American Interest (May/June 2007). S. assistance, excluding Department of Defense money, is delivered from 18 different spigots from the Department of State and USAID alone. Also see Gordon Adams, “Politics of National Security Budgets,” Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA; February 2007.

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