NEW YORK, January 4, 2008 -
In response to the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, leading experts
participate in an emergency town hall meeting at Asia Society's
headquarters in New York and discuss the present domestic political
situation in the country as well as implications for US policy.
Barnett Rubin, Director of Studies and Senior
Fellow at the Center on International Cooperation of New York
University, where he also directs the program on the Reconstruction of
Afghanistan, discusses Bhutto's assassination in the context of her
return to the country following a US-brokered deal with Musharraf.
Hasan Askari Rizvi, 2007-08 Annual Pakistan Studies
Scholar at Johns Hopkins University, joining via teleconference from
Pakistan, says the opposition to the military in general and Musharraf
in particular is growing rapidly in the country.
Richard Holbrooke, former US Ambassador to the UN
and Chairman of the Asia Society, argues that US policy towards
Pakistan will change in the coming year following the presidential
elections as President Musharraf has lost support both at home and
Listen on Demand (1 hr., 23 min.)
Asia Society's "Crisis in Pakistan" page - [http://www.asiasociety.org/resources/pakemergency.html]