The Way Forward for Pakistan-U.S. Relations: A Pakistani Perspective
Last year, Pathways to Change – Pakistan Policy Symposium, a two-day event jointly organized by the Wilson Center and INDUS, convened expert scholars, academics, and practitioners from the United States and Pakistan to explore Pakistan’s recent achievements in economic, political, and foreign affairs as well as its opportunities to address current and future challenges. Speakers and panelists focused on identifying practical, innovative, and above all actionable policy solutions. The following series of policy briefs, which draw on discussions from the symposium, will be of interest to the academic and scholarly communities; diaspora audiences; business and policy circles; and any general audiences interested in Pakistan, U.S.- Pakistan relations, or international relations on the whole.
In this essay, Salman Bashir, a former Pakistani foreign secretary, writes that "Pakistan and the United States need to arrive at a common assessment of the situation in Afghanistan." He also lists a series of steps that, if taken, could help operationalize what he describes as a new "broad framework of understanding" for U.S.-Pakistan relations.
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