On Thursday, March 13, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted a discussion with US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson. Ambassador Olson discussed the US-Pakistan bilateral relationship, and elaborated on various security, economic, developmental and political dynamics between the two countries. This conversation is particularly important, looking at the year ahead, as Pakistan pieces together a national internal security strategy, and the United States changes the nature of its engagement in neighboring Afghanistan and the region more broadly.
This briefing is part of the South Asia Center’s US-Pakistan Program, a comprehensive approach to US-Pakistan relations, focusing on the key areas of security, economic development, and public policy. The program will explore these issues and their relevance, in order to develop a long-term, continuous dialogue between the United States and Pakistan. This project is generously supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.