Since 2009 the Centre for Public Policy and Governance (CPPG) has held several seminars and policy dialogues on Afghanistan. The Centre has not only encouraged diversity of views on the subject but also explored what experts have to offer on possible American exit strategy from Afghanistan and how that may affect Pakistan. In this Special Issue we have attempted to bring together diverging perspectives on the subject and also some actionable policy choices for policy maker’s consideration. Besides putting together the narratives and arguments of our esteemed invited guest speakers/experts, we are also sharing an extensively researched article by our Senior Research Fellow. At the CPPG we are optimistic that our contribution will lead to a constructive dialogue on the possibilities and prospects of a post Afghanistan strategy for Pakistan. As a first step in this direction, this issue also proposes a framework for Pakistan’s counter terrorism strategy for deliberation, dialogue and further actionable policy research. During the coming months we also plan to have a one Day Conference on the theme and would welcome any suggestion to make it meaningful and policy relevant.
Table of Contents
– Saving Pakistan: Devising an Agenda for Counter Terrorism Strategy
– “Strategic Depth”: Does It Promote Pakistan’s Strategic Interests?
> US Exit Strategy for Afghanistan. What are the Implications
> Afghanistan Policy: Challenges of Reconstruction and Development
> Endgame in Afghanistan: A Pakistani Perspective