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Pakistan's Intensified Countermilitancy Push: Real Deal or False Hope

After the terrorist attack on an army-run school in Peshawar in December 2014, Pakistan vowed to step up efforts to combat militancy, and to eliminate its policy of distinguishing between “good” and “bad” militants. Some observers, however, are skeptical that lasting progress will be made.

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Thursday
Apr. 2, 2015
3:00pm – 4:30pm ET

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5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Pakistan's Intensified Countermilitancy Push: Real Deal or False Hope

After the terrorist attack on an army-run school in Peshawar in December 2014, Pakistan vowed to step up efforts to combat militancy, and to eliminate its policy of distinguishing between “good” and “bad” militants. Some observers, however, are skeptical that lasting progress will be made. More than three months later, what has been done? Has there been success? Why or why not? Pakistani journalist and security specialist Zahid Hussain will provide an evaluation of Pakistani’s countermilitancy efforts since last December.

Image courtesy of Al Jazeera English.

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Zahid Hussain

Zahid Hussain

Former Pakistan Scholar;
author and journalist
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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

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