As Pakistani leaders meet with the International Monetary Fund, Pakistan continues to make the case for a new era of relations with the United States based on geoeconomics. These economic initiatives are complicated by the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, increasing U.S.-China strategic competition and the continuing economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. This has left Pakistan’s economy facing challenges from multiple directions, with the country’s financial future at a critical inflection point.

USIP hosted a conversation with Pakistani Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin on the country’s economic future, efforts to pivot to a geoeconomic relationship with the United States, and the impact of Afghanistan’s crisis on regional stability.

Take part in the conversation on Twitter with #USIPPakistan.


Lise Grande, opening remarks
President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace

Shaukat Tarin
Federal Minister of Financial and Revenue Affairs, Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Dr. Peter Lavoy, moderator
Former Senior Director for South Asia, National Security Council

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