American Forum - Deadly Embrace: Pakistan, America and the Future of the Global Jihad
April 23, 2012
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EDT)
Pakistan and America have been gripped together in a deadly embrace for decades. For half a century American presidents from both parties pursued narrow short-term interests in Pakistan. This myopia actually backfired in the long term, helping to destabilize the political landscape and radicalizing the population, setting the stage for the global jihad we face today. BRUCE RIEDEL, one of America's foremost authorities on U.S. security and South Asia, sketches the history of U.S.-Pakistani relations from the partitioning of the subcontinent in 1947 up through the present day. It is muddled story, meandering through periods of friendship and enmity. Riedel deftly interprets the tortuous path of relations between two very different nations that remain, in many ways, stuck with each other. A book signing will follow his Forum.