Abstract

Many of the transactional features that mark Pakistan’s relations with Saudi Arabia are familiarly strategic and economic. But there also exists a qualitative dimension to what draws together these two Islamic states. This article points to how each country has been able to compensate for the other’s resource deficits even when national interests diverge their unique spiritual bonding ensures a strong measure of continuity in their relationship. These ties are nonetheless regularly tested by the difficult choices Saudi Arabia’s Iran-centric policies can create for Pakistan.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1940-3461
Print ISSN
0026-3141
Pages
pp. 211-228
Launched on MUSE
2014-05-15
Open Access
No
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