Afghanistan, Pakistan, and U.S. National Security Symposium

Staff: Kay King, Former Vice President, Washington Initiatives
April 21, 2009 - April 21, 2009

Last month, President Obama unveiled the details of a new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, explaining, "The future of Afghanistan is inextricably linked to the future of its neighbor, Pakistan." As the White House has been preparing to put its plan into action, the Council on Foreign Relations held a multisession, half-day symposium in Washington, DC, intended to provide members and experts an opportunity to examine the central questions surrounding U.S. involvement in the region.

The first panel assessed the situation in the region; the second addressed specific policy options. The event concluded with a conversation with Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (ID-CT).

Publications

Meetings

Conference Panel Session

Afghanistan, Pakistan, and U.S. National Security: The Current State of Play

Speakers:

Lisa Curtis, Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation, Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Ronald E. Neumann, President, American Academy of Diplomacy

Presider:

Karen J. DeYoung, Senior Diplomatic Correspondent and Associate Editor, The Washington Post
April 21, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Conference Panel Session

Afghanistan, Pakistan, and U.S. National Security: Options and Prescriptions for U.S. Policy

Speakers:

Clare Lockhart, Cofounder and Director, Institute for State Effectiveness, John A. Nagl, President, Center for a New American Security, J. Alexander Thier, Senior Rule of Law Adviser, Rule of Law Center of Innovation, U.S. Institute of Peace

Presider:

Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
April 21, 2009

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Afghanistan, Pakistan, and U.S. National Security: A View from the Hill

Speaker:

Joseph Lieberman, Member, United States Senate (ID-CT)

Presider:

Evan Thomas, Editor-at-Large, Newsweek
April 21, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.

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