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President Obama Meets with Pakistan's Leader


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Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
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Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

President Obama and the prime minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, are set to meet Wednesday, a day after Amnesty International released a report criticizing the extent of Pakistani civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes. The findings come as relations between the two countries are starting to warm after a major breakdown following the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. The White House has recently pledged over $1.5 billion in military and economic aid to the country. We discuss the meeting and its implications.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Nick Childs, World Affairs Correspondent, BBC
  • Daniel Markey, senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations; and author of "No Exit from Pakistan: America's Tortured Relationship with Islamabad"
  • James Cavallaro, director of the Stanford International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic, and director of the Stanford Human Rights Center
  • Mehlaqa Samdani, Executive Director, Critical Connections

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