Monday, June 14, 2010

The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan’s Lawless Frontier - Asia Society Book Event on June 15 in New York

The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan’s Lawless Frontier
Asia Society, New York, Tuesday, June 15 at 6:30 pm
To register for the event, click here

Imtiaz Gul, Author, The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan's Lawless Frontier

In Conversation with
Hassan Abbas, Bernard Schwartz Fellow, Asia Society

Jeff Laurenti (Moderator) - Senior Fellow and Director of Foreign Policy Programs Program, Century Foundation

Pakistan's tribal areas bordering Afghanistan have always been only loosely under government control. Since the US toppled the Taliban in 2001, Al Qaeda has set up shop in Pakistan and turned this area into a Taliban mini-state. In The Most Dangerous Place, Imtiaz Gul, veteran Pakistani journalist, broadcaster and author, chronicles Pakistan's descent into chaos following 2001, and explains the dilemma facing the Obama Administration as it tries to shape a new policy to turn the tide in Afghanistan. The book brings into question some of our fundamental assumptions about Pakistan: Is the militancy in Pakistan’s tribal areas now the number one threat to US security? Is Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal at risk of falling into the hands of the most-feared terrorist organizations in the world?

To watch the video of the event click here

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