As analyses of the Strategic Dialogues continue to roll out, there has been some good advice about what to take away from the discussions, and how the two nations can best proceed. An important step will be for the US to stop operating as Pakistan’s patron, and more as a partner.
Beginning today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will meet during the third US-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue in Washington, DC. But what exactly does ‘Strategic Dialogue’ mean, and what with the officials from each countries be discussing?
Yesterday, U.S. Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Frank Ruggiero briefed the press about the dialogues and answered many of these questions.