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The Launch Event for Pakistan Today: The Case for U.S.-Pakistan Relations

  • Johns Hopkins SAIS 1740 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is hosting a discussion of "Pakistan Today: The Case for U.S.-Pakistan Relations," a new policy study by Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli and Shahid Javed Burki, published by the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute. Copies of the report are available to conference attendees.

In this study the authors suggest that given its location, the youth of its population, and the faith of most of its citizens, Pakistan must occupy a significant place in the world-view of the Trump administration. For decades, Pakistan needed the United States to help it with the resources necessary to develop its economy and to increase its military strength. Not able to save much from its own resources, Pakistan looked outside for help. The country’s policymakers viewed their external environment as hostile, necessitating military preparedness. The U.S. was often ready to help. But its involvement was predicated on its own strategic interests. These changed over time, which gave its relations with Pakistan a stop-and-go quality. With globalization, the rise of China and the near-collapse of the old world order, U.S. relations with Pakistan need to be redefined.

Event Details

  • Date: April 13, 2017

  • When: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Where: Johns Hopkins SAIS, Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building