South Asian Security Complex and Pakistan-United States Relations Post 9/11
Post 9/11 Pakistan-United States relations are in many ways a new round of the same game. Although this phase is believed to be a fresh beginning that may usher in a new strategic and sustainable camaraderie between the two counties yet looking at this complex relationship through the prism of the interaction between the regional and global level security complexes points at the continuity of the old patterns. There may have been different paraphernalia to the macro-securitization of Terrorism and that of the Soviet Communism yet in both these cases
akistan-United States’ relationship in the post 9/11 era has been determined by yet another intersection between the global level trends and the South Asian regional currents. The paper attempts to explain this complex relationship with the help of Barry Buzan’s theoretical framework for security analysis at global, regional and domestic levels, as modified in Regional Security Complex Theory (RSCT) and the concept of securitization. The study underscores that Pakistan-US relations in the post 9/11 era have had a number of implications for
* Doctoral Candidate, Department of International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University , Islamabad.
 Barry Buzan, People, States and Fear: An Agenda for International Security Studies in the post Cold War Era, (Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1991), p.193.
 Barry Buzan and Ole Waever, Regions and Power: The Structure of International Security. (
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