Over the past several months, the United States and Pakistan have increased their diplomatic engagement in order to advance prospects for Afghan peace and reconciliation. Pakistan appears to be pressing the Taliban to engage in peace talks, though the scope and scale of this pressure is unknown. Meanwhile, tensions between India and Pakistan have risen sharply in the aftermath of a deadly attack against Indian security personnel in Kashmir claimed by a Pakistan-based militant group. This regional turmoil could undermine progress in the Afghan peace track and increase the likelihood of large-scale escalation.
Recently arrived Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S., Dr. Asad Majeed Khan, will discuss Pakistan’s policy responses to recent developments and his priorities for the U.S.-Pakistan relationship. Please join us for this timely discussion on Monday, March 4 from 3:00 - 4:30p.m. at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Take part in the conversation on Twitter with #USIPPakistan.
Dr. Asad Majeed Khan
Ambassador to the U.S., Pakistan
Moeed Yusuf, moderator
Associate Vice President, Asia Center, U.S. Institute of Peace