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From Strategy to Implementation: Strengthening U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Jul 7, 2009
2:30pm to 4:00pm ET

342 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC

You can view the full video here.

Center for a New American Security’s Chief Executive Officer Nathaniel C. Fick testified July 7, 2009, at a congressional hearing on U.S.-Pakistan relations. The hearing has been called by Sen. Tom Carper, D-DE, chairman of a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

At the hearing, Fick – along with other expert witnesses – will assess the challenges and opportunities to implementing the Obama Administration’s strategy toward Pakistan.  Fick is the co-author of the recently-released CNAS report Triage: The Next 12 Months in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which argues for increased U.S. efforts to strengthen Pakistani government institutions and security forces in order to prevent further deterioration of security in the country.


Paul Jones
Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S. Department of State


Nathaniel Fick
Chief Executive Officer, Center for a New American Security

Lisa Curtis
Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation

Nicholas Schmidle
Fellow, New America Foundation

Shuja Nawaz
Director, South Asia Center, The Atlantic Council

Rolf Mowatt-Larssen
Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University