Pakistan and the Implications of the Rise of Islamic Militancy

invitation only · In the Auditorium of the Annex Building of the Parliament Arkadiankatu 3, Helsinki · 15.05.2018 10:00 - 12:00

invitation only

As the Western allies in Afghanistan try desperately to come up with a solution to the ongoing war, the best-case scenario may be a less stable and more corrupt version of Pakistan. Pakistan is considered to be one of the most fragile places in the world, vulnerable to terrorist violence, political upheavals and huge economic challenges. Pakistan is also very much plagued by Islamic militancy that not only threatens Pakistan itself, but has broad ramifications in the South Asian neighbourhood and beyond.

This seminar addresses the current situation in Pakistan with these themes in mind. In what direction will the situation in Pakistan most likely develop? What do the developments in Pakistan mean for the neighbours and beyond?

Speakers

Teija Tiilikainen

Opening remarks

Teija Tiilikainen

Director, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Ahmed Rashid

Keynote speaker

Ahmed Rashid

Journalist and Author

comments

Hannu Ripatti

Hannu Ripatti

Ambassador of Finland to Afghanistan
Atte Kaleva

Atte Kaleva

Researcher and Author

chair

Olli Ruohomäki

Visiting Senior Fellow - Global Security research programme

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