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Sep 08

Rejuvenating the India-Pakistan Peace Process

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

The July 11th train bombings in Mumbai, India have strained the India-Pakistan peace process and put in jeopardy progress made during two and a half years of sustained negotiations, including the opening of cross-border transport links, increased trade, and numerous people-to-people exchanges. What are the domestic constraints on both Pakistani President Musharraf and Indian Prime Minister Singh in moving the peace process forward? How can the United States play a positive role in facilitating talks between these two important South Asian countries without directly mediating or jeopardizing our credibility with either country? If India and Pakistan resume their high-level dialogue, how can they strengthen the substance of their discussions and begin to address politically sensitive issues, such as the situation in Kashmir and extremist violence in the region?

More About the Speakers

Dr. Walter Andersen
Acting Director,
South Asia Studies Program,
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies,
Johns Hopkins University

Ambassador Teresita Schaffer
Director,
South Asia Program,
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Dr. Marvin Weinbaum
Scholar-in-Residence,
Middle East Institute

Hosted By

Lisa Curtis Lisa Curtis

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