Pakistan finds itself in yet another multi-faceted crisis. In response to numerous economic challenges, including the worst inflation in Asia and the risk of default, the government is scrambling to raise funds. But the country’s socio-political entities are paralyzed amidst a high-stakes tussle between former Prime Minister Imran Khan and the powerful security establishment–one that has drawn international scrutiny about Pakistan’s judicial processes and the health of democratic institutions. These domestic concerns cannot be separated from Pakistani leaders’ strategic balancing between the United States and China. This panel explored these and other related issues.Featuring:

  • Sahar Khan, Research Fellow, CATO
  • Michael Kugelman, Director, South Asia Institute, Wilson Center
  • Moderator: Nitin Nainani, Student Liaison, International & National Security Law Practice Group

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