Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Podcast - The Future of Pakistan and Afghanistan

The Brookings Institution recently held a discussion on March 22, 2012 about the future of the conflict in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Participants included Michael E. O'Hanlon, Ahmed Rashid, Stephen Cohen, and Bruce Riedel. The 1 1/2 hour long discussion can be listened to on the Internet (a podcast) at the link below. The event was entitled "Pakistan on the Edge: The Future of Pakistan and the U.S. Response".
Pakistan on the Edge: The Future of Pakistan and the U.S. Response

As the United States plans for its withdrawal from Afghanistan and reviews its policies toward Pakistan, President Obama must weigh the potential threats and challenges for U.S. interests in the region. Among the destabilizing factors in both countries is the ongoing presence and influence of the Taliban. Ahmed Rashid, prominent Pakistani journalist and author of the new book, Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan (Viking Adult, 2012), examines these crucial issues as the president and other Western leaders grapple with how best to work with an often unreliable and unstable Pakistan.
To listen to the podcast click on the link box below:

Brookings Podcast - "Pakistan on the Edge"

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