Our events include seminars, closed-door conversations and briefings, senior policy working groups that feed their deliberations directly to USG, and high-level track 1.5 and track 2 dialogues.The relations between Pakistan and India have been subject to many strains by numerous political dilemmas in history and currently as well, they include the Partition of British India in 1947, the Kashmir dispute and the many military conflicts which have been fought between the two states.
There is some recognition by the state that instead of merely kinetic responses holistic counterterrorism policies are needed to counteract this trend.
The growing extremism has been fueled by a narrow vision of Pakistan’s national identity, threatening the country’s prospect for social cohesion and stability.
Multiple videos produced by the program went viral and the campaign overall reached over 19 million people. USIP has convened over 45 events and policy dialogues on Pakistan in Washington since 2016.
Past speakers include former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (twice), current Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and current Finance Minister Asad Umar, among others.
The goal is to empower young people as the next generation of peacebuilders.
Helping Pakistanis rebuild traditions of tolerance to counter extremists’ demands for violence.
Furthermore, Pakistan’s high-profile disputes with neighboring India and Afghanistan have periodically resulted in violence and continue to pose a threat to regional and international security. The Institute works to reverse Pakistan’s growing intolerance of diversity and increase social cohesion.
It supports local organizations that develop innovative ways to build peace and promote narratives of inclusion using media, arts, technology, dialogues, and education.
But, the decisions of one of the Princely state would shape the relationship between the two countries in the future that lay ahead.
Over all with the British Raj leaving in 1947, two sovereign states were born, the Union of India and the Dominion of Pakistan.