Cracking Down on Militancy in Pakistan

A conversation with: 
Omar Hamid
Head, Asia Pacific Country Risk

Moderated by:
Shuja Nawaz
Distinguished Fellow, South Asia Center
Atlantic Council

Pakistan experienced a ‘Pearl Harbor’ moment last December, when militants attacked the Army Public School in Peshawar. Some say the attack caused a key shift in media and government attitude toward militant factions. However, real directional change had already occurred within the Pakistani Army in June 2014, after it reoriented its objectives and dropped the notion of “good” and “bad” Taliban. The internal dynamics of Islamist militant factions have been in flux for some time amid the changing landscape. What paths are militant groups – such as Jammat-al-Ahraar, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, and even core Al Qaeda and the resurgent Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham – pondering, given the current climate? Hamid will discuss the militancy challenges facing Pakistan.

DATE:             Monday, April 13, 2015

TIME:              3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.    
LOCATION:     Atlantic Council

                      1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor
                      Washington, DC 20005        

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