Pakistan-US relationship: A double game? – UpFront



Earlier this month it was revealed that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) suspected its Islamabad station chief may have been poisoned by Pakistan’s military intelligence service, the ISI, following the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

While the reports have not been confirmed, some say such level of suspicion points to growing distrust between the two countries.

Those within US intelligence argue Pakistan is playing a “double game” by saying it supports the US’ role in the region, while also supporting the Taliban.

Pakistani officials have denied these long-standing allegations, while others believe double games are essential because their interests do not always align with those of the US. Such distrust, however, has left many to wonder about the future of relations between the two countries.

In this week’s Arena, we bring together former heads of the two countries’ intelligence agencies to debate their sensitive relationship.

Michael Flynn, former Director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency under President Obama and author of, The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies, is in debate with Asad Durrani, the former head of the ISI, and one of the main architects of Pakistan’s Mujahideen policy in Afghanistan.

Editor’s note: The Arena was recorded prior to the US drone strike in Pakistan that killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour.

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  • mean while indians are bycotting Tiktok at ladakh and thinking its strategic victory 😁

    Qasim Gulzar July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • No country has used USA more than pakistan😂😂😂👍…..

    soban Tahir July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • USA is begging Pakistan to help them to negotiate with Taliban…
    This is ISI

    Muhammad Faisal Farooq July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • ISI is best…
    Long live MARKHOR

    Muhammad Faisal Farooq July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • Long live Pakistan

    Tariq Shah July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • America + Israel = racial

    Muhammad Ali July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • Gr durani gret reply

    ArMaN KhAN July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • "I'm in the buisness of defining threats" which basically means callimg names or building a rhetoric. 🤣

    Puratha 12 July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • 8:45 that sarcastic tone of Gen Durrani

    Indigo Rabbit July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • No power on Earth can undo Pakistan

    The Patriots Of Pakistan July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • Sir Gen Duranni! We love you.

    Muhammad Abdullah July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • US is the double gamer himself until it met his daddy Pakistan

    Hani jutt July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • Ofcource Double Or Tripple..
    We Need To Protect Our Own National Interest & Also Same The USA..
    About The Taliban They Suits Us Now A Days,
    As Like Before USA During Cold War..

    Salu G Mehar July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • This how debates are done between gentlemen. Agree or disagree with each other but nobody shout at one another.

    MX 09 July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • Pakistan is Terror State

    normal human July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • ISI is father of all agencies in the world chapter close coward super power stop crying why u don't accept you lost the game and ISI won

    Qasim Raja July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • Hi super power how was your match with ISI today ISI prove that we won and super power is crying 😢

    Qasim Raja July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • It's not fair to discuss Afghan's affairs but not have an Afghan official or politician part of the discussion, journalism 101.

    Universal Peace Humanity July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • Great general durrani ❤️🌹👍😁

    dapp universe July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • 🌹ISI🌹

    Akhtar Khan July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • Pakistan is also a Terrorist Country

    Mahabir Yadav July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • You can not buy our national interest by giving aids and your dollar's, you can buy the global leadership as you destroyed all instead of ISI
    I love Pakistan
    My best wishes with ISI zindabad

    Asad Zaman July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • Does any other country has such power to show eyes to USA, its only Pak.

    sheraz ahmad July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • What a nice, clear and solid reply from Gen. Durrani. I am glad to hear such a confidence in a Pakistani general

    Junaid Ahmad July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • Its Pakistan's agency why should they care about USA's interest, obviously they will take care of Pakistan's interest.

    Usama Ahmed July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • They both are true. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Anwar Ahmed July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • Pakistan and America Stopped Russia to Attack Afghanistan but What next ? America attacked Afghanistan and Pakistan tried to stop America…
    who is in favor of Afghanistan decide yourself

    aqib mahmood July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • Pakistan and America Stopped Russia to Attack Afghanistan but What next ? America attacked Afghanistan and Pakistan tried to stop America…
    who is in favor of Afghanistan decide yourself

    aqib mahmood July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • Afghanistan…." the graveyard of empires"
    PAKISTAN "THE EMPIRE SLAYER".

    asif bajwa July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • TTP is a sponsor by usa & india

    Shakeel Ahmed Gujjar July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • When questioned about TTP(Pakistani taliban) see how US General gave a vague statement twisting the entire story.

    Bilal Ahmed July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • Usddr , USA and now Pakistan- welcome to the graveyard of powers. Pakistan is not considered as a power but as a headache. We will free from this headache the whole world

    Sshel Sahel July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • Don't ever mess with ISI.
    Why they are Crying now like a baby?

    Ramzan Ups July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • Foreign policy discussed by military leaders? Definitely not a conversation with the right people.

    talha khan July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply
  • America is just frustrated that someone else is defeating them at their game.

    juveman123 July 27, 2020 10:44 am Reply

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