Pakistan and the United States

WED, JUN 7, 2017 (47:19)

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? Listen to Ambassador Husain Haqqani, as he addresses these questions and and more. Photo Credit: Nicolas Raymond/Flickr Photo Credit: Cbcindustries/Pixababy

+ BIO: Husain Haqqani

Ambassador Husain Haqqani is Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States in Washington, DC. A trusted advisor of late Pakistani Prime Minister, Ms. Benazir Bhutto, Ambassador Haqqani is known as a Professor at Boston University and co-chair of the Hudson Institute’s Project on the Future of the Muslim World as well as editor of the journal Current Trends in Islamist Thought, published from Washington, DC. Haqqani came to the US in 2002 as a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC and an adjunct Professor at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. He is a leading journalist, diplomat, and former advisor to Pakistani Prime ministers.