Though the relationship between Pakistan and the United States has become increasingly complex, the two are destined to be allies.
Nicholas Burns, former U.S. under secretary of state for political affairs, discussed the importance of U.S.-Pakistan relations from the U.S. perspective at Friday’s morning lecture in the Amphitheater. His lecture, titled “Where U.S.-Pakistan Relations Should Go from Here,” concluded Week Five, themed “Pakistan: Straddling the Boundary Between Asia and the Middle East.”
Burns focused on three questions: Is Pakistan important to the United States?; Are the two countries loyal friends to each other?; and How can the next president work with Pakistan to confront challenges?