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Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman

Pakistan and America: An Alliance at the Breaking Point? (#241)

Guests: Ambassador Teresita Schaffer, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia; Shuja Nawaz, Director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council and author of the book Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within; Reza Jan, Research Analyst and Pakistan Team Lead for the Critical Threats Project at the American Enterprise Institute.

For the last ten years, the United States has fostered an alliance with Pakistan to fight terrorism and bring stability to Afghanistan. But the relationship between the two countries is badly frayed. How should America deal with Pakistan now? [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: From the producers of "Think Tank with Ben Wattenburg," Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman is a new half-hour weekly series on ideas and their consequences. Each edition of Ideas in Action presents a discussion of trends, conditions, and ideas behind the week's headlines. In the tradition of the long-running PBS series Think Tank, the program limits itself to one topic per half-hour edition in order to go deeper into a subject than the average TV show. Viewers engage with a diverse group of economists, historians, anthropologists, political scientists, demographers, and social philosophers, as well as authorities from many other disciplines.

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