Thursday, November 18, 2010

Counterinsurgency in Pakistan: The Inside View - At Spy Museum in DC - Nov 18 - 6:30 pm

Counterinsurgency in Pakistan

Counterinsurgency in Pakistan: The Inside View
Spy Museum, DC - Thursday, 18 November - 6:30pm

"It's a crucial relationship.''—CIA spokesman George Little, July 2010

As the U.S. hunts for al-Qaeda in Pakistan, the Pakistan Intelligence Service, ISI, and the CIA work closely together. The two intelligence services have a long and rocky history, including rumors of double dealing and double agents, yet when the two partners collaborate they are very effective. But what is the future of this relationship? Are their endgames compatible? The Pakistani government is careful about public backlash towards the appearance of too close a relationship with the U.S., so where will this relationship take the two countries? Join this panel of experts to explore what’s really happening on the ground in Pakistan and their predictions for the future: Hassan Abbas, Quaid-i-Azam professor, South Asia Institute, Columbia University, Bernard Schwartz fellow at the Asia Society, and former Pakistani government official; Shuja Nawaz, director, South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council of the United States;Nicholas Schmidle, author of To Live or To Perish Forever: Two Tumultuous Years Inside Pakistan and a fellow at the New America Foundation; andFarhana Qazi, senior lecturer, AFPAK Team, Booz, Allen & Hamilton.

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