Inside Story
US-Pak relations after bin Laden's death
Will the US ever trust Pakistan in its war against al-Qaeda?
Last Modified: 04 May 2011 11:27

The killing of Osama bin Laden by US forces on Pakistani soil, has further inflamed tensions between the two nations. It is a relationship that for years, has been marred by mistrust.

Paul Brennan, US counter terrorism chief said it was inconceivable that bin Laden did not have some support in Pakistan; a claim strenuously denied by Pakistani authorities. 

Although it may be too early to tell whether it was incompetence or complicity on Pakistan's part, the US' 10-year alliance with the country is now in question.

Just what impact will this have on the two countries? And will the US ever trust Pakistan in its war against al- Qaeda?

Inside Story
, with presenter Jane Dutton, discusses with Omar Waraich, a Pakistan-based journalist for The Independent newspaper; Shiraz Maher, a senior fellow at the International Centre for Study of Radicalization at King's College; and Christine Fair, and author and associate professor at the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University. 

This episode of Inside Story aired from Tuesday, May 3, 2011.

Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
Featured on Al Jazeera
Your chance to be an investigative journalist in Al Jazeera’s new interactive game.
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Private citizens take initiative to help 'irregular' migrants, accusing governments of excessive focus on security.
Indonesia's cassava plantations are being killed by mealybugs, and thousands of wasps have been released to stop them.
Violence in Ain al-Arab has prompted many Kurdish Syrians to flee to Turkey, but others are returning to battle ISIL.
Unelected representatives quietly iron out logistics of massive TPP and TTIP deals among US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Led by students concerned for their future with 'nothing to lose', it remains to be seen who will blink first.