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Pakistan and the U.S.: At a Strategic Crossroads

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Uploaded on Sep 2, 2011

At this Sept. 1 event, New America's National Security Studies Program Director Peter Bergen and Michael J. Mazarr of the National War College unveiled the findings of the NAF/NWC Pakistan Study Group. The report, "Pakistan and the United States: At a Strategic Crossroads," can be downloaded here.

The Study Group, comprised of American and Pakistani experts, came together to devise practical ways to advance the U.S.-Pakistan relationship at a time when relations between the two countries are at possibly their most strained. As the report explains, "a host of interlocking challenges -- grounded in a deteriorating economy -- call into question Pakistan's ability to 'muddle through' as it has in the past, and the next two or three years pose a crucial test for the country's efforts to arrest continuing socioeconomic decline."

At the event, Bergen, Mazarr and other experts outlined the report's "collaborative agenda" to help Pakistan "take its place as a major power in a modernizing South Asia" -- and discussed the many challenges that effort must address.

The full report is available at this address: http://www.newamerica.net/publication...

Panelists at this event include:

Peter Bergen
Director, National Security Studies Program
New America Foundation

Michael J. Mazarr
Professor of National Security Strategy
National War College

Mohsin S. Khan
Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Former Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund

His Excellency Touqir Hussain
Former Ambassador of Pakistan to Brazil, Spain, and Japan
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Dr. Thomas Lynch III
Colonel-Retired, U.S. Army
Distinguished Research Fellow, National Defense University

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