Riaz Khan, former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan and a current Pakistan Scholar of the Woodrow Wilson Center.William Milam, former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan and a Senior Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and Robert Hathaway, diplomatic historian and director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center.


When the newly created nation of Pakistan joined the international community in August, 1947, it was a vastly different world. Now, the world has changed so dramatically that it may well be the episodic relationship between Washington and Islamabad that is the chief priority of American foreign policy. Riaz Khan, William Milam, and Robert Hathaway of the Wilson Center discuss the need to define the relationship that, despite 60 years of alliance, remains plagued by mutual wariness.