Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: Turmoil in Pakistan, an Assessment of U.S. Policy
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Turmoil in Pakistan, an Assessment of U.S. Policy

September 14, 2010, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

The Obama administration has mapped out an enhanced partnership with Pakistan that addresses Pakistan’s greatest development challenges, supports Pakistan’s democratic institutions, and assists Pakistan in battling militants. Despite this renewed U.S. commitment to Pakistan, little progress is apparent thus far on the ground. The horrific floods have devastated the lives of millions of Pakistanis, militants continue to unleash horrific violence against Pakistanis, and the civilian government remains weak and unable to assert its leadership. Pakistan’s military has taken the lead in both the relief efforts and in counterinsurgency operations in the northwest.

Please join the Center for American Progress for an informative discussion on U.S. policy toward Pakistan, military-civilian dynamics in Pakistan, efforts underway by the Pakistani military and civilian government to root out militancy, and the disparities between the civilian and military responses to the floods. Panelists will discuss the Obama administration’s strategy toward Pakistan and what the United States can do to support Pakistan’s democracy and struggle against militancy.

Featured panelists:

Shuja Nawaz, Director, South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council

Haider Mullick, Fellow, U.S. Joint Special Operations University and the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Aqil Shah, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University

Moderated by:

Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

September 14, 2010, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Space is extremely limited. RSVP required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.


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To attend this event, please RSVP to Laura Pereyra at [email protected] or 202.203.8689.