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January 29, 2014

America’s Troubled Relations with Pakistan Are Subject of Book Discussion

In his new book, Daniel S. Markey tells the story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan. Pakistan’s internal strife has threatened U.S. security and international peace and its rapidly growing population, nuclear arsenal and relationships with China and India will continue to make it an important player in America’s geopolitical strategy.

Markey will discuss and sign "No Exit to Pakistan" (Cambridge University Press, 2013) during a Books & Beyond event on Thursday, Jan. 30, at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater, located on the third floor of the James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. This program, sponsored by the Library’s Center for the Book, is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

Markey explores the main trends in Pakistani society that will help determine its future. He assesses how Washington implemented policies regarding Pakistan since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He also offers options for future U.S. policies and how Washington can avoid past mistakes.

Markey is senior fellow for India, Pakistan and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he specializes in security and governance issues in South Asia. From 2003 to 2007, Markey held the South Asia portfolio on the Secretary's Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to government service, he taught in the Department of Politics at Princeton University, where he served as executive director of the Research Program in International Security.

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PR 14-020
01/29/14
ISSN 0731-3527

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