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Book Launch - No-Win War: The Paradox of U.S.-Pakistan Relations in Afghanistan's Shadow

Date & Time

Apr. 29, 2021
11:00am – 12:00pm ET


The U.S.-led war in Afghanistan highlights both the successes and struggles of U.S.-Pakistan partnership. Washington and Islamabad have cooperated to combat al-Qaeda, but they have clashed over how to handle the Taliban--an American nemesis and a longtime Pakistani ally. Drawing on little-known facts and new interviews with key players in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the United States, Zahid Hussain's new book, No-Win War, provides a fuller picture of how the war in Afghanistan has shaped a paradoxical U.S.-Pakistan relationship. At this event, Hussain, an award-winning Pakistani journalist, will lay out his book's main findings. He will also discuss what the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan may portend for future relations between Washington and Islamabad. 

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Asia Program

The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

Middle East Program

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform U.S. foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more

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