Presidents Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Mamnoon Husain seated side-by-side with their respective country flags over their shoulders in a presidential office.
Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, meets with his Pakistani counterpart, Mamnoon Husain, in the Pakistan Presidential office. November 17, 2014.

What’s next for Afghanistan-Pakistan relations?

The fragile Afghanistan-Pakistan relationship is in crisis. Each country has accused the other of harboring terrorists, and border closures have caused hardship for people on both sides. A recent British-led mediation has defused some of these tensions. However, the relationship remains troubled, and longstanding irritants—such as a disputed border and the treatment of Afghan refugees in Pakistan—continue to fester. What is next for Afghanistan-Pakistan relations? Will the new détente be sustained or short-lived? Additionally, what are the implications of all this for U.S. policy? Can or should Washington play a role in trying to help ease these bilateral tensions? This event, which is co-hosted by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, will address these questions and others.

This event is co-sponsored by the Wilson Center Middle East Program.