From: The Honorable Ted Poe
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Date: 3/1/2017


American Foreign Policy Council 

invites you to attend an upcoming Capitol Hill Briefing on

The Appalling “Ally”: Has Congress lost patience with Pakistan? 

Terrorism and Nuclear Weapons – Twin threats and new options in the U.S. Pakistan relations

March 7, 2017

12:00pm – 2:00pm Rayburn Room 2255

With Opening Remarks By:

Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX)

Chairman, House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade

Followed by a discussion with: 

Dr. Robert Gallucci

Distringuished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy,

Georgetown University

Jeff M. Smith

Director of Asian Security Programs,

American Foreign Policy Council

Moderated by:

Dr. James Clad

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia

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Event Information:

Years of duplicitous behavior have produced deeply negative and mistrustful attitudes within the U.S. Congress toward Pakistan, whose military establishment continues to expand the country’s nuclear arsenal while lending support
for Islamist extremism. Repeated attempts to legislate conditionality for U.S. economic and military aid have failed to alter Pakistan’s course, leading to rising pressure on and off Capitol Hill to infuse more accountability and reciprocity in this toxic

Formulating effective policies to counter the twin Pakistani threats of nuclear weapons and terrorism will prove among the most critical challenges facing the new administration in Washington. Can a new strategy of fewer carrots
and more sticks yield a less toxic relationship? And how can America cope with these dual challenges if Pakistan proves unwilling to yield to growing demands that it fundamentally alter its course?

Speaker Bios:

Congressman Ted Poe is a leading advocate in Washington for limited government, free markets, low taxes and individual liberty. Prior to serving in Congress, Ted Poe served for 22 years as a criminal court judge
in Houston. Congressman Poe serves on the House Judiciary Committee, and the Foreign Affairs Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade. An outspoken advocate on border security, he also often visits our troops in Afghanistan
and around the world. A strong constitutionalist, Congressman Poe stands firmly in the belief of “we the people” not “we the subjects.”

Ambassador Robert Gallucci served as Dean of the School of Foreign Service for 13 years until he left in July 2009, to become president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.  He was appointed dean
in 1996, after 21 years of distinguished service in a variety of government positions, focusing on international security.  As Ambassador-at-Large and Special Envoy for the U.S. Department of State, he dealt with the threats posed by the proliferation of ballistic
missiles and weapons of mass destruction. He was chief U.S. negotiator during the North Korean nuclear crisis of 1994, and served as Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs and as Deputy Executive Chairman of the UN Special Commission overseeing
the disarmament of Iraq following the first Gulf War.

Mr. Jeff M. Smith is the Director of Asian Security Programs at the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC). He is the author of Cold Peace: Sino-Indian Rivalry in the 21st Century (Lexington Books, 2014)
and contributing author and Editor of several current and forthcoming books on Asian security. He’s testified as an expert witness before multiple congressional committees and has served in an advisory role for multiple presidential campaigns. His writing
on Asian security has appeared in Foreign Affairs, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, the Harvard International Review, Jane’s Intelligence Review, The National Interest and The Diplomat. In recent years he has been interviewed and cited by the New York
Times, The Economist, Reuters, the BBC, CNN, Fox News, CBS, CNBC, the Voice of America, and TIME Magazine, among others.

Dr. James Clad currently serves as a Senior Adviser for Asia at the CNA Corporation and a Senior Adviser at Avascent International. During 2002-2010, he served as US deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asia,
and as senior counselor at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Agency for International Development. From 1995-2002 he was a Luce Foundation professor of Asian Studies at Georgetown University and, concurrently, Director/Asia-Pacific Energy
at Cambridge Energy Research Associates.


About AFPC
For more than three decades, the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) has played an important role in the U.S. foreign policy debate. Founded in 1982, AFPC is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing information to those who make or influence the
foreign policy of the United States. AFPC is widely recognized as a source of timely, insightful analysis on issues of foreign policy, and works closely with members of Congress, the Executive Branch and the policymaking community.