Can Pakistan Get Its Act Together? - Asia Society, New York, April 13 12:00-2:00 PM
Professor Hassan Abbas
Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow
Quaid-i-Azam Chair Professor at Columbia University
In conversation with
Vice President, Asia Society
Stability in Pakistan is vital to both Central and South Asia’s regional security and prosperity. It is also vital to achieving real success on the ground in Afghanistan and in the Overseas Contingency Operation—two of Washington's core aims in the region. Yet stability in Pakistan remains incredibly elusive, dogged by regional rivalries, political instability, military dominance in the policy making arena, and rising religious extremist trends. Please join us for this event, the first in the Pakistan 2020: A Vision for a Better Future and a Roadmap for Getting There public program series, as Professor Hassan Abbas examines Pakistan’s capacity to address the serious political, social, and economic challenges undermining Pakistan’s stability today.