Film, Video Pakistan's Strategic Culture & U.S.-Pakistan Relations

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Pakistan's Strategic Culture & U.S.-Pakistan Relations
Drawing on archival research, Alexander Evans discusses how Pakistan understands its strategic interests and what this means for U.S.-Pakistan relations. How much can the United States influence Pakistan's foreign and domestic policy choices? Are there broader lessons about the nature of U.S. foreign policy and America's ability to effect change overseas?
Event Date
November 17, 2011
-  Alexander Evans OBE is a counsellor in the British diplomatic service and a senior fellow at Yale's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. He was the 2011-12 Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress, and previously worked at the Department of State as a senior advisor, first to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and then to Ambassador Marc Grossman, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Before working for the U.S. Alexander served as a British diplomat in Islamabad and New Delhi and as a member of the Policy Planning Staff, London. He worked on former Prime Minister Tony Blair's 2007 policy review, Britain in the World, and was seconded to the Consular Crisis Team coordinating the Lebanon evacuation in the summer of 2006. He was also secretary to the Permanent Secretaries Management Group strategy sub-group. Alexander has been visiting, researching and writing on South Asia since the early 1990s.
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Running Time
39 minutes, 19 seconds
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online text

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