US-Pakistan Relations in the Aftermath of American Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Robert G. Rabil
International Relations / Current Events

Course Description

The collapse of the Afghan government following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan has raised multiple national security concerns. The Taliban are back in power and several Salafi-jihadi organizations, including al-Qaeda and ISIS affiliates, have expanded their presence in Afghanistan. These radical organizations pose a serious threat to US nationals and national security interests. Lacking both geographical proximity with Afghanistan and intelligence gathering cooperation with Afghanistan’s neighbors, Washington is reconsidering Islamabad as a frontline country against terrorism. But the US has a checkered relationship with Pakistan marked recently with mutual distrust. Will Washington rehabilitate its relationship with Islamabad, especially with the powerful Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, in order to better protect American interests? In this one-time special lecture, Dr. Rabil will examine US-Pakistan relationship and the prospects and challenges the two countries need to address in order for them to surmount their mutual distrust and to combat terrorism.

About the Instructor

  • Robert G. Rabil, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned scholar. His books have been highly commended and reviewed by major academic journals. He is considered one of the leading experts on Salafism, radical Islam, and U.S.-Arab-Israeli relations. He holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. In May 2012, he was conferred with an honorary Ph.D. in humanities from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He is a professor of political science at Florida Atlantic University.

    Lifelong Learning Professorship of Current Affairs, 2018-2019
    Lifelong Learning Professorship of Current Affairs, 2012-2013
    Recipient of the 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award

Upcoming programs presented by Robert G. Rabil.

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One-Time S032322 Robert G. Rabil US-Pakistan Relations in the Aftermath of American Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Wednesday, March 23: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm