WASHINGTON -- RFE/RL and the Asia Program at the Wilson Center invite you to a discussion of "Changing Patterns of Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan" featuring:
Adjunct Assistant Professor, SAIS, and Author of Pakistan Under Siege: Extremism, Society, and the State
Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs, American University
Senior Editor, Radio Mashaal, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC
Current tensions between the United States and Pakistan underscore the problems posed by the Afghan Taliban and Haqqani Network, groups that Washington blames for orchestrating attacks on U.S. troops in Afghanistan from safe havens in Pakistan. However, the story of extremism and terrorism in Pakistan extends well beyond these two groups, and it continues to evolve—even as Pakistan has experienced major reductions in terrorist violence in recent years. This event, which is co-hosted by the Asia Program at the Wilson Center and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, will highlight current developments and perceptions in Pakistan related to extremism and terrorism; examine the role of state and society in radicalization and extremism; discuss possible future trajectories of extremism and terrorism in Pakistan; and consider what this all means for U.S. policy.