Media Briefing: PM Sharif Visits Washington
Wilson Center Experts to preview the Obama-Sharif meeting, U.S.-Pakistan relations, and domestic challenges facing Sharif
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After completing the first transition from one democratically elected government to another in Pakistan’s history, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will travel to Washington on October 23 to meet with President Obama. This visit marks no exception to the long-strained relations between the two allies, and a struggling economy and heightened extremist violence highlight significant domestic problems facing Pakistan. Wilson Center experts answered questions and provide analysis on U.S.-Pakistan relations and Pakistan’s future.
Director, Asia Program at the Wilson Center
Wilson Center Scholar
Former member of Pakistan’s Parliament and media advisor to President Zardari
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Pakistan Scholar at the Wilson Center [economics specialist]
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This briefing was conducted by phone. Full audio and transcript are available here.
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Former Director, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Former Public Policy Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center
Senior Fellow, Religious Freedom Institute
Freelance Business and Economy Journalist
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