As part of the Pugwash South Asia dialogues project, Pugwash convened a consultation in Islamabad on 19 September 2012 to explore Pakistani views on how to improve US-Pakistan relations.
“Extremism impacts relations with both India and the US. Some think it may be in fact the gravest threat Pakistan faces. Participants noted that the extremist mindset “breeds on despair, despondency, and is fed by poverty” and these factors must be addressed.”
Chair: Paolo Cotta-Ramusino
Rapporteur: Sandra Ionno Butcher