Media Briefing: Pakistan's General Elections

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For the first time in its turbulent history Pakistan will make the transition from one civilian government to another with elections on May 11. Despite this achievement in democratic governance the country is still plagued by numerous issues that threaten stability: from citizen security and extremism to government corruption to poor healthcare and access to water. Nevertheless Pakistan remains a crucial country to U.S. policy in South and Central Asia.

Experts at the Wilson Center will hold a conference call to answer press questions about Pakistan’s elections and their impact on U.S. policy in Pakistan and the region.


  • William B. Milam

    Senior Scholar
    Former Senior US Diplomat and Specialist in South Asia and West Africa. Ambassador to Pakistan (1998-2001); Ambassador to Bangladesh (1990-93); Chief of Mission in Liberia (1995-98); Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Finance and Development (1985-90)
  • Michael Kugelman

    Deputy Director and Senior Associate for South Asia