A(nother) turning point for Pakistan?
Dr Farzana Shaikh, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House
After ten years as a frontline state in the 'war against terror', Pakistan faces the prospect of international isolation. Dr Farzana Shaikh will argue that worsening relations with the US, which hit rock bottom in 2011, have gravely eroded Pakistan's standing abroad.
Meanwhile, deepening divisions between the country's fragile civilian government and an ever-dominant military have put at risk the fragile gains held out by the transition to democracy in 2008. With few signs of recovery to stabilize its war-damaged economy, Pakistan could be poised to confront its gravest crisis yet.
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To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.