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Many believe that Pakistan stands at an existential precipice, caught up in the region’s political turmoil and experiencing an often violent insurgency within its borders. Since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, the country has had to realign its strategic partnerships, including a renewed relationship with the United States—a relationship that today strains under regular drone strikes and the aftermath of the death of Osama bin Laden.
As the United States prepares to begin drawing down its troops in Afghanistan, and as elements in Pakistan continue to provide support to the various armed groups, the future of the region and of Pakistan itself is far from certain. Join us for this event where our distinguished guests will attempt to shed light on what the future might hold for this troubled region.
- Ahmed Rashid, journalist and writer; author of Descent into Chaos: The US and the Disaster in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia.
- Hina Jilani, advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan