|Are there really state sponsered terrorist groups operating in and from Pakistan? Foto: ariananews.af|
In the early 1990s, the U.S. stopped economic and military assistance being provided to Pakistan. It was mainly due to the decline of Pakistan’s strategic relevance, caused by the end of the cold war and break-up of the Soviet Union. This gave the U.S. the time and power to practice global politics. The U.S.’ priorities shifted in South Asia. It was no longer interested in seeking Pakistan’s cooperation but instead, it wanted to focus on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and on getting India’s cooperation.