Recent developments in Pakistan are deeply troubling to U.S. interests in the country and the region. In declaring emergency rule on November 3, President General Pervez Musharraf suspended the constitution, detained many leading opposition politicians, and jailed thousands of protesting lawyers and human rights workers. While he has announced that elections will occur on January 8, he has given no clear indication as to when the security crackdown will end.
The Center for American Progress will convene a panel to explore the situation in Pakistan and the prospects for civilian, democratic rule. The panelists will offer their valuable insights on the multiple challenges facing U.S. national security, including the growing terrorist threat, the international mission in Afghanistan, and the security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program.
Senator Tom Daschle, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Robert Grenier, Managing Director, Kroll Inc. and former CIA Chief of Station, Islamabad
Robert Hathaway, Director, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress