My talk at USIP after the APS attack in Peshawar, Pakistan.
The U.S. Institute of Peace held a panel discussion assessing Pakistan’s domestic security situation in the wake of the attack on the Army Public School and Degree College in Peshawar.
I discuss the relationship between Pakistan’s internal and external security. Being an insecure state since its inception, the india-centric security view of Pakistan has played a vital role in its external security.
Clearly, terrorism in Pakistan is not new. I mention the data by Human Rights Watch which states that since last five years, thousands of schools have been attacked by Taliban. Simultaneously, shrines and other public places have also been targetted.
However, never has Pakistan experienced an incident like the APS attack in Peshawar. The mass killings of children in a school has changed the entire debate on terrorism.
Today, after this attack, it appears that the policymakers in Pakistan are fully determined to eradicate terrorism – more than they ever were.
Watch my full talk in the video below:
The question – answer session during the talk.
My responses to the questions.