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Addressing the U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Relationship



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.


Panel 1

Panel 2

  • Don Camp
    Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs
    U.S. Department of State
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Panel 3

  • K. Alan Kronstadt
    Specialist in South Asian Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division
    Congressional Research Service
  • Lisa Curtis
    Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center
    The Heritage Foundation
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  • Dr.  Stephen Cohen
    Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies
    Brookings Institution
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  • Michael Krepon
    The Henry L. Stimson Center
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