Through his decades-long political career, President-elect Biden has crafted Pakistan-focused legislation, made multiple visits to the South Asian nation, cultivated deep ties with civilian and military leaders, and experienced directly the best and worst periods of the relationship’s recent history. His presidency is definitely an inflection point for US-Pakistan ties. What does the future hold? What degree of continuity can we expect from Trump-era policy? How will the Kashmir issue be impacted during this time? What are the potential challenges or opportunities to the economies and national security of Pakistan and the US? What kind of cooperation is possible in countering terrorism? How will Pakistan balance the US relationship with Afghanistan, China, Saudi Arabia and Iran? What major cooperation will be possible in tension-free spaces like education, IT, and clean energy? At this week’s session, we’ll get the answers to these and other questions from experts who have the unique vantage point of being based in Washington, and who are privy to policy conversations about Pakistan right in the centre of US power.
To learn more, watch the fifty-seventh session of LUMS Live: Pakistan-US Ties Under Biden: The View from Washington. The distinguished panelists for the discussion included Dr. Cameron Munter, Dr. Tricia Bacon and Mr. Michael Kugelman.