A more transactional policy has brought advantages, but will have limits in the longer term.
Madiha Afzal is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Foreign Policy program. Her research lies at the intersection of political economy, development, and security, with a focus on Pakistan. She previously worked as an assistant professor of public policy at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared on Order from Chaos.