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The relationship between America and Pakistan always been complicated, with both sides harboring common and competing interests. In recent years, a measure of common ground has been found on security matters, but many on both sides still view the relationship as transactional, and not strategic, in nature. What role does US military aid play in Pakistan’s domestic politics? How does Pakistan fit into the US’ South Asia strategy? And with a new administration in Washington, what are next steps for US-Pakistani relations?
Join us as we hear from Ambassador Husain Haqqani, who will address these and other questions. Haqqani served as Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States from 2008 to 2011. His distinguished career in government includes serving as an advisor to four Pakistani Prime ministers, Yusuf Raza Gilani, Benazir Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif and Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi. He also served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka in 1992-93. Ambassador Haqqani was formerly Director of the Center of International Relations, and a Professor of the Practice of International Relations at Boston University.