POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER/ New York Democracy Forum: Pakistan and the United States: A Clash of NarrativesEvent offered by:
Foreign Policy Association
National Endowment for Democracy
- Thursday, November 8, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New York, NY
- Event type
- Lecture / Panel
NOTE: This is event has been postponed. Please check back for new date in coming days.
Please join the Foreign Policy Association and the National Endowment for Democracy for a New York Democracy Forum lecture with Husain Haqqani, Director for South and Central Asia, Hudson Institute; Professor of the Practice of International Relations, Boston University; and former ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, discussing "Pakistan and the United States: A Clash of Narratives."
Pakistan and the US blame each other for being bad allies and have their own versions of their 65-year old relationship. In fact, they do not have shared interests (at least as defined by Pakistan’s security establishment) and the pretense of an alliance prevents the US from doing what it might be able to accomplish in countering terrorism if it was working on the assumption that Pakistan is not an ally. Similarly, Pakistan would have less disappointment if its expectations in arms and money were less, knowing fully that the absence of strategic convergence cannot bring the unconditional economic benefits it seeks. Instead of persisting with the pretense that the two countries are allies, Ambassador Haqqani advocates a post-alliance future for the disenchanted allies.
Husain Haqqani - Speaker
Former ambassador of Pakistan to the United States
Husain Haqqani served as Pakistan's ambassador to the United States from 2008-2011. He is currently Director for South and Central Asia at Hudson Institute in Washington DC and Professor of the Practice of International Relations at Boston University. He has been a journalist, academic and diplomat in addition to serving as advisor to four Pakistani Prime Ministers, including the late Benazir Bhutto. His 2005 book Pakistan Between Mosque and Military was acclaimed for explaining the roots of Pakistan’s foreign and domestic policies. Haqqani has also written extensively on radical Islamic movements around the world.