Video

PrintPrint EmailEmail ShareShare CiteCite
Style:MLAAPAChicagoClose

loading...

Priorities in U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Interviewee: Asma Jahangir, Pakistani Human Rights Lawyer
Interviewer: Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
November 15, 2011

Pakistani human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir discusses U.S.-Pakistan relations and the fragility of the Pakistani democracy. Jahangir criticizes the United States for sending mixed messages to Pakistanis, saying "the U.S. has to be very clear on what it wants from us." Jahangir also emphasizes the need for the U.S. to prioritize Pakistani interests in order to improve cooperation. "As an individual ordinary citizen of Pakistan, I want to hear from them that what they want us to do is for the benefit of larger humanity rather than their own, or alone their, security concerns," she says.


Terms of Use: I understand that I may access this audio and/or video file solely for my personal use. Any other use of the file and its content, including display, distribution, reproduction, or alteration in any form for any purpose, whether commercial, noncommercial, educational, or promotional, is expressly prohibited without the written permission of the copyright owner, the Council on Foreign Relations. For more information, write publications@cfr.org.

More on This Topic

Op-Ed

Caught In A Tangled Web

Author: Daniel S. Markey
Indian Express

"Faced with the unenviable choice between violent instability and repression, U.S. policymakers chose the latter" in Pakistan, writes Daniel...

Article

Is This Time Different?

Author: Daniel S. Markey
Council on Foreign Relations
The United States and Pakistan spent most of 2011 and at least half of 2012 lurching from crisis to crisis, their relationship teetering at...