2009 Student Research Conference:
22nd Annual Student Research Conference

Foreign Aid Programs and Pakistan: Should the United States Continue to Provide?
Matthew H. Harber
Dr. Giray Sadik, Faculty Mentor

This paper will analyze President Bush's foreign aid policy in relation to Pakistan. After September 11, 2001, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf openly denounced terrorism and all its agents. Following Musharraf's declaration, President Bush reversed twenty years of foreign policy towards Pakistan by providing $10 billion worth of foreign aid programs. By investigating the effects of this policy change in five different areas, this paper will attempt to determine if Musharraf's declaration to fight terrorism justified providing $10 billion worth of foreign aid programs. This paper finds that Pakistan's 2001 pledge should not have constituted grounds for a reversal in foreign aid policy towards Pakistan.

Keywords: Foreign Aid, Pakistan, Foreign Policy, September 11, 2001, Pervez Musharraf, Terrorism

Topic(s):Political Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 52-1
Location: OP 2115
Time: 2:45

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