Jeff Smith to Testify on U.S.-Pakistan Relations Before House Foreign Affairs Committee

Jeff Smith to Testify on U.S.-Pakistan Relations Before House Foreign Affairs Committee

Feb 5, 2018 1 min read

This Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., Jeff Smith, Heritage research fellow for South Asia, will testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee on U.S.-Pakistani relations, both the current challenges the relationship faces, and how the United States should approach the South Asian nation going forward. 

From Smith's testimony: "The United States has been pursuing a set of objectives in Afghanistan that, by its own admission, will likely remain hopelessly out of reach absent a fundamental change in Pakistan’s misguided strategic calculus...For the past decade a formidable coalition of powers has been committed to a secure and stable Afghanistan free from Taliban rule—the U.S., Russia, Iran, India, the EU, Central Asia and even China. The lone country pursuing a weak and divided Afghanistan under Taliban rule has not only bested this coalition, it’s forced them to bankroll their own defeat."

More information about the hearing can be found here. To schedule an interview with Jeff, please contact Senior Communications Manager John Cooper.

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