Pakistan: Implications of the Afghanistan Drawdown
Ahmed Rashid, Journalist; Author, Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West
Chair: Bridget Kendall, Diplomatic Correspondent, BBC
2014 marks the withdrawal of NATO combat troops from Afghanistan. Ahmed Rashid will discuss the implications of the drawdown for Pakistan, by examining its effect on security in the region, and Pakistan’s future relations with its neighbours and the US. He will also reflect on fears that the country will face increased threats from Islamist extremism and terrorism.