Political instability, a growing Islamic insurgency, a demoralized army, and an intensely anti-American population put Pakistan’s nuclear weapons at risk. Given these factors and Pakistan’s recent elections, U.S.-Pakistan relations should be examined anew. Additionally, Pakistan’s nuclear program and its ongoing tensions with Afghanistan present unique challenges to the US-Pakistan strategic relationship. Most broadly, this hearing would examine what the U.S. and its allies must do to develop a strategy for Pakistan that establishes long-term goals. Witnesses will focus their remarks on what the most effective longer-term U.S. policy options are regarding Pakistan, particularly with regards to securing Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal and addressing Islamic extremism in Pakistan.
The Honorable Russell FeingoldDownload Testimony (509k)U.S. Senate
Don CampDownload Testimony (2032k)Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian AffairsU.S. Department of State
K. Alan Kronstadt()Specialist in South Asian Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade DivisionCongressional Research Service
Lisa CurtisDownload Testimony (1819k)Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies CenterThe Heritage Foundation
Dr. Stephen CohenDownload Testimony (533k)Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy StudiesBrookings Institution
Michael KreponDownload Testimony (1849k)Co-FounderThe Henry L. Stimson Center