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Understanding Leverage through U.S.-Pakistan Relations

February 12, 2018
Understanding Leverage through U.S.-Pakistan Relations

How are smaller, weaker countries able to successfully resist the influence of larger and more powerful nations? And why does the US so frequently fail to turn its economic and military might into an advantage in international relations? The answers to those questions have a lot to do with understanding and exercising “leverage” according to Robert Hathaway, Public Policy Fellow and Director Emeritus of the Wilson Center’s Asia Program. He joins us to discuss his new book The Leverage Paradox: Pakistan and the United States, in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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