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Changing Patterns of Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan

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Current tensions between the United States and Pakistan underscore the problems posed by the Afghan Taliban and Haqqani Network, groups that Washington blames for orchestrating attacks on U.S. troops in Afghanistan from safe havens in Pakistan. However, the story of extremism and terrorism in Pakistan extends well beyond these two groups, and it continues to evolve—even as Pakistan has experienced major reductions in terrorist violence in recent years. This event, which is co-hosted with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, will highlight current developments and perceptions in Pakistan related to extremism and terrorism; examine the role of state and society in radicalization and extremism; discuss possible future trajectories of extremism and terrorism in Pakistan; and consider what this all means for U.S. policy.  

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  • Madiha Afzal

    Nonresident Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institution, and Author of Pakistan Under Siege: Extremism, Society, and the State
  • Stephen Tankel

    Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs, American University
  • Daud Khattak

    Senior Editor, Radio Mashaal, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty