Without Pakistan’s active and full cooperation, the U.S. and broader international community cannot reconstruct Afghanistan, defeat the Taliban, and turn the tide on international terrorism. Yet many observers argue that Pakistan has not provided the fullest possible cooperation. There is a growing debate about whether the Pakistani state is merely unable to do better or is actively undermining international efforts in Afghanistan and against terrorism. Frederic Grare, a visiting scholar with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will present the conclusions from his forthcoming policy paper on a new strategic approach to Pakistan and will offer some policy responses for the international community for discussion.
Grare’s research focuses on the tension between stability and democratization in Pakistan, including challenges of sectarian conflict, Islamist political mobilization, and educational reform. He is a leading expert and writer on South Asia, having served most recently in the French Embassy in Pakistan and, from 1999 to 2003 in New Delhi as director of the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities. Grare has written extensively on security issues, Islamist movements, and sectarian conflict in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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