South Asia Roundtable Series

Director: Daniel S. Markey, Adjunct Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia
May 2007 - Present

The South Asia Roundtable Series examines the major issues facing South Asia today. On Afghanistan, speakers and participants analyze stability, reconstruction, and counterinsurgency efforts. For sessions on Pakistan, they consider many aspects of the nature of the U.S.-Pakistan partnership, ranging from counterterrorism cooperation to issues of governance. Meetings on India look at the U.S.-India relationship and the tensions, limits, and opportunities that will define the American relationship with India moving forward. Other sessions may also examine timely issues that arise in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, or Nepal.

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Reflections from Pakistan

Speakers Declan Walsh

Pakistan Bureau Chief, New York Times

, Declan Walsh

Pakistan Bureau Chief, New York Times


Presiders Daniel S. Markey

Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia; Council on Foreign Relations

, Daniel S. Markey

Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia; Council on Foreign Relations

November 22, 2013

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Conversation on U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Speakers Daniel F. FeldmanPrincipal Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S. Department of State, Daniel F. FeldmanPrincipal Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S. Department of State
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
September 12, 2013

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Conflict in Karachi: Pakistan's Largest City and the Nation's Stability

Speakers Huma YusufColumnist, Dawn, Huma YusufColumnist, Dawn
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia; Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia; Council on Foreign Relations
September 10, 2013

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The Rebalance: U.S. Policy Priorities in South Asia and the Wider Region

Speakers Vikram J. SinghDeputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, U.S. Department of Defense, Vikram J. SinghDeputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, U.S. Department of Defense
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
December 18, 2012

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Managing the Challenges of the U.S.-Pakistan Relationship

Speakers Cameron MunterFormer Ambassador to Pakistan; Visiting Professor, U.S. Department of State; Columbia Law School, Cameron MunterFormer Ambassador to Pakistan; Visiting Professor, U.S. Department of State; Columbia Law School
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
November 30, 2012

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After the Taliban and the Mega-flood in Swat: The Challenges of Reconciliation and Rebuilding Lives

Speakers Anita M. WeissProfessor and Head of the Department of International Studies, University of Oregon, Anita M. WeissProfessor and Head of the Department of International Studies, University of Oregon
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
March 1, 2012

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Pakistan Futures Analysis

Speakers Stephen P. CohenSenior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Michael OppenheimerClinical Professor, New York University, Paul B. StaresGeneral John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations, Stephen P. CohenSenior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Michael OppenheimerClinical Professor, New York University, Paul B. StaresGeneral John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
January 4, 2012

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U.S.-Pakistan Defense Relations: A Conversation with Admiral Michael LeFever

Speakers Vice Admiral Michael LeFever, USNNational Counterterrorism Center; Former Commander, Office of the Defense Representative, Pakistan, Vice Admiral Michael LeFever, USNNational Counterterrorism Center; Former Commander, Office of the Defense Representative, Pakistan
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations
September 22, 2011

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Understanding FATA: Extremism and Political Attitudes in Pakistan's Tribal Areas

Speakers Craig CharneyCharney Research, Bruce ShermanBroadcasting Board of Governors, Craig CharneyCharney Research, Bruce ShermanBroadcasting Board of Governors
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations
June 1, 2011

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A View from Islamabad: Assessing U.S. Efforts to Broaden the U.S.-Pakistan Relationship

Speakers Samina AhmedInternational Crisis Group, Samina AhmedInternational Crisis Group
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 3, 2011

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Implementing Kerry-Lugar-Berman Assistance in Pakistan: A Conversation with Ambassador Robin Raphel

Speakers Robin L. RaphelU.S. Department of State, Robin L. RaphelU.S. Department of State
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations
March 30, 2011

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FATA Reform: Inching Forward

Speakers E. Candace PutnamCouncil on Foreign Relations, E. Candace PutnamCouncil on Foreign Relations
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations
January 28, 2011

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Winning Hearts and Minds: Communications and Public Diplomacy in Afghanistan

Speakers David B. EnsorU.S. Embassy, Kabul, David B. EnsorU.S. Embassy, Kabul
Presiders Stephen D. BiddleCouncil on Foreign Relations, Stephen D. BiddleCouncil on Foreign Relations
January 12, 2011

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Inside North Waziristan: The Gravest Threat

Speakers David RohdeNew York Times, David RohdeNew York Times
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations
December 3, 2010

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Prospects for Success in Afghanistan: A Conversation with Dr. Davood Moradian

Speakers Davood MoradianDirector General, Center for Strategic Studies and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, Davood MoradianDirector General, Center for Strategic Studies and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations
September 2, 2010

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The Most Dangerous Place: A Conversation with Imtiaz Gul

Speakers Imtiaz GulAuthor, The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan's Lawless Frontier, Imtiaz GulAuthor, The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan's Lawless Frontier
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations
June 15, 2010

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Revitalizing U.S.-Afghanistan Relations: A Conversation with Abdullah Abdullah

Speakers Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations, Abdullah AbdullahFormer Minister of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Abdullah AbdullahFormer Minister of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 19, 2010

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Reporting from Islamabad: A Conversation with NPR's Julie McCarthy

Speakers Julie McCarthyNational Public Radio, Julie McCarthyNational Public Radio
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations
April 1, 2010

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Understanding Pakistan's Threat Perceptions

Speakers Robert M. ScherDeputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, U.S. Department of State, Robert M. ScherDeputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, U.S. Department of State
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, CFR, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, CFR
December 11, 2009

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Pakistan's Strategic Culture

Speakers Alexander EvansForeign and Commonwealth Office, Alexander EvansForeign and Commonwealth Office
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, CFR, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, CFR
October 6, 2009

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The Future of Pakistan: A View from Sindh

Speakers Syed Mustafa KamalMayor, Karachi, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Ishrat Ul Ebad KhanGovernor, Sindh Province, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Syed Mustafa KamalMayor, Karachi, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Ishrat Ul Ebad KhanGovernor, Sindh Province, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, CFR, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, CFR
September 15, 2009

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U.S.-India Economic Relations: An American View from New Delhi

Speakers Russell GreenU.S. Department of the Treasury, Russell GreenU.S. Department of the Treasury
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations
July 9, 2009

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The Implications of India's Parliamentary Elections

Speakers Steven WilkinsonUniversity of Chicago, Steven WilkinsonUniversity of Chicago
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations
June 9, 2009

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Pakistan's Post-3/16 Political Dynamic

Speakers Ahsan IqbalPakistan Muslim League - Nawaz, Ahsan IqbalPakistan Muslim League - Nawaz
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations
April 15, 2009

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The Partition of British India: Historical Reflections and Implications

Speakers Farooq KathwariChairman and CEO, Ethan Allen Interiors, Inc., Phillips TalbotPresident Emeritus, Asia Society, Farooq KathwariChairman and CEO, Ethan Allen Interiors, Inc., Phillips TalbotPresident Emeritus, Asia Society
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
December 8, 2008

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Race for the Indian Ocean: Sino-Indian Maritime Competition

Speakers Timothy HoytProfessor of Strategy and Policy, U.S. Naval War College, Lieutenant Commander Corey JohnstonForeign Area Officer, U.S. Navy, Timothy HoytProfessor of Strategy and Policy, U.S. Naval War College, Lieutenant Commander Corey JohnstonForeign Area Officer, U.S. Navy
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
December 5, 2008

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Pakistan's Future in the Fight against Militancy

Speakers Imtiaz AliYale World Fellow, Yale University, Adil NajamProfessor of International Relations, Boston University, Imtiaz AliYale World Fellow, Yale University, Adil NajamProfessor of International Relations, Boston University
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
November 21, 2008

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India's Involvement in Afghanistan

Speakers Steve CollPresident, New America Foundation, Ronald E. NeumannPresident, American Academy of Diplomacy, Steve CollPresident, New America Foundation, Ronald E. NeumannPresident, American Academy of Diplomacy
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
November 13, 2008

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WHAT Is America Fighting in Pakistan and Afghanistan?

Speakers M.J. AkbarChairman, Covert Magazine, M.J. AkbarChairman, Covert Magazine
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
October 23, 2008

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Security and Governance in Pakistan's Tribal Belt

Speakers Aftab Ahmad Khan SherpaoPakistan Peoples Party (Sherpao), Aftab Ahmad Khan SherpaoPakistan Peoples Party (Sherpao)
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeyCouncil on Foreign Relations
October 15, 2008

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Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Army, and the Wars Within

Speakers Shuja NawazAuthor, Shuja NawazAuthor
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
July 8, 2008

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India's Post-1998 Nuclear Profile: Implications for India's Strategy and Force Posture

Speakers Commodore C. Uday BhaskarIndependent Security Analyst, Commodore C. Uday BhaskarIndependent Security Analyst
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
June 18, 2008

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Afghanistan: Prospects for the Coming Year

Speakers Lt. Gen. David W. BarnoDirector, Near East South Asia Center, National Defense University, Minister Ali JalaliDistinguished Professor, Near East South Asia Center, National Defense University, Lt. Gen. David W. BarnoDirector, Near East South Asia Center, National Defense University, Minister Ali JalaliDistinguished Professor, Near East South Asia Center, National Defense University
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
June 13, 2008

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Under New Leadership: Analyzing the India-U.S. Post-Election(s) Relationship

Speakers Harinder SekhonSenior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, Harinder SekhonSenior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
May 22, 2008

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The Impact of Media on Afghanistan’s Political Space

Speakers Jahid MohseniChief Operating Officer, Moby Media Group, Saad MohseniChairman, Moby Media Group, Jahid MohseniChief Operating Officer, Moby Media Group, Saad MohseniChairman, Moby Media Group
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
May 6, 2008

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Security and Development in Pakistan's Tribal Areas

Speakers Javed IqbalCivil Service of Pakistan, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Javed IqbalCivil Service of Pakistan, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
February 29, 2008

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India-Iran Ties: Strategic Convergence or Tactical Collaboration?

Speakers Harsh V. PantLecturer, Defense Studies Department, King's College London, Harsh V. PantLecturer, Defense Studies Department, King's College London
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
January 25, 2008

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U.S.-India Defense and Security Trends: Strategic Convergence?

Speakers James C. CladDeputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, South and Southeast Asia, U.S. Department of Defense, James C. CladDeputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, South and Southeast Asia, U.S. Department of Defense
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
January 7, 2008

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India in its Neighborhood: The Challenges Ahead

Speakers Indrani BagchiDiplomatic Editor, The Times of India, Indrani BagchiDiplomatic Editor, The Times of India
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
January 4, 2008

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NATO in Afghanistan: A Campaign Assessment

Speakers Karl W. EikenberryDeputy Chairman, NATO Military Committee, Karl W. EikenberryDeputy Chairman, NATO Military Committee
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
December 12, 2007

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A Discussion of India's Long-Term National Interests

Speakers Santosh KumarSenior Consultant, Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations, Santosh KumarSenior Consultant, Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
November 14, 2007

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Afghanistan: Rhetoric and Reality

Speakers Rory StewartChief Executive Officer, Turquoise Mountain Foundation, Rory StewartChief Executive Officer, Turquoise Mountain Foundation
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
November 12, 2007

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Nepal's Fragile Political Process

Speakers Rhoderick ChalmersSouth Asia Deputy Project Director, International Crisis Group, Rhoderick ChalmersSouth Asia Deputy Project Director, International Crisis Group
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
October 10, 2007

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A Conversation with Riaz Mohammad Khan

Speakers Riaz Mohammad KhanForeign Secretary, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Riaz Mohammad KhanForeign Secretary, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
October 3, 2007

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan's Military Economy

Speakers Ayesha SiddiqaIndependent Security Consultant, Ayesha SiddiqaIndependent Security Consultant
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
September 24, 2007

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The Political Power of Pakistan's Media

Speakers I.A. RehmanDirector, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, I.A. RehmanDirector, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
September 17, 2007

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Militancy in the Pashtun Belt--Perspective of a Jirga Participant

Speakers Khalid AzizChairman, Regional Institute of Policy Research and Training, Khalid AzizChairman, Regional Institute of Policy Research and Training
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
September 12, 2007

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Meeting ⁄ Washington

Good Taliban, Bad Taliban--The Challenges of Pakistan's Tribal Areas

Speakers Hassan AbbasResearch Fellow, Harvard University, Hassan AbbasResearch Fellow, Harvard University
Presiders Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
June 14, 2007 12:00–1:30 p.m.

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Winning Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan: How Effective Is Reconstruction Assistance?

Speakers Andrew WilderResearch Director, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel S. MarkeySenior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Andrew WilderResearch Director, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University
May 22, 2007 12:15–2:00 p.m.

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