The deal undone explores the strenuous relationship between the Pakistan – US military establishments. The documentary analyzes a specific period in the history of this relationship during the, following the 9/11 attacks in the U.S.
From the heights of friendship during the early years of the war on terror to the falling out with the passage of the Kerry-Lugar-Berman Act in 2009, are episodes explored in great detail in ‘THE DEAL UNDONE’.
This documentary project is an MA Politics thesis by Ali Mustafa at Columbia University, ‘The Deal Undone: Pakistan, Its Army and the Americans’, ended up with over forty hours of interviews from key players directly involved in the Pakistan-US dynamic, both in Islamabad and Washington.
These include Ambassador(s) Hussain Haqqani, Maleeha Lodhi, Wendy Chamberlain as well as Michele’ Flournoy (currently at Defense) and James Rubin (formerly of the State Department).
In addition the documentary also incorporated views from academics such as Hassan Abbas of Columbia and Shuja Nawaz of the Atlantic council (also an adviser to the project) and key PPP lobbyist and Benazir Bhutto loyalist Mark Seigel (representing the PPP-Zardari government and family).
The 30 minute documentary casts a grim future for the US-Pakistan military relationship.
A demise that has genesis in the deal undone, following the 9/11 attacks.