Sixth International Conference on Advances in Social, Economics and Management - SEM 2018
Author(s) : SHAHID MEHMOOD
This paper traces the role of U.S in the securitization of South Asia with reference to Pakistanâ€“India security dilemma post 9/11. It argues that the U.S temptation and perplexity to make region safe and secure from threats particularly nuclearization and terrorism are often securitized by United States of America for its own political and strategic interests which subsequently create and intensify Pakistan- India security dilemma. 9/11 offered an opportunity for USA to set unparallel equations of relationship between India and Pakistan through Bush doctrine of unilateralism where former has been treated as strategic partner and later dubbed as strategic liability. This paper identifies existing gaps in the scholarly work with regard to the study. Moreover it explores contradictions in current strategy of USA and raises questions of serious nature regarding South Asianâ€™s conventional and non-conventional security threats under prevailing changing security trends and dynamics.