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Expert Survey: EU Must Bring Expertise to Pakistan


Atlantic-Community.org has published the results of its expert survey on EU policy toward Pakistan. Participants include the Council of the European Union, the Brookings Institution and the Islamabad Policy Research Institute. The survey results come at a critical time in EU-Pakistan relations.

Washington, DC, June 20, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Atlantic-Community.org, the internet think tank for international relations, has published the results of a survey on the prospects for a sustainable EU strategy in promoting security and stability in Pakistan: Expert Survey: EU Must Bring Expertise to Pakistan

You can find the survey results published on Atlantic-Community.org's website at: http://www.atlantic-community.org/index/articles/view/EU_Must_Bring_Its_Expertise_to_Pakistan

Thirty international experts interviewed by Atlantic-Community.org overwhelmingly call for a much stronger EU commitment to the stabilization of Pakistan than promised at yesterday's EU-Pakistan summit. The European Union should complement US strategy with a long-term focus on state building.

The EU's Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove and scholars from the Brookings Institution, the Carnegie Endowment, the French Institute of International Relations, Bradford University, the Islamabad Policy Research Institute and other leading think tanks and universities participated in Atlantic-Community.org's expert survey.

The European Union is identified by most survey participants as best poised for a sustainable engagement in promoting robust state institutions and civil society. This would ideally complement the more short-term and security-focused US strategy. The US is identified by some respondents as being neither interested nor prepared for long-term involvement.

The EU has, according to a majority of the experts, both the capabilities and the goodwill of the Pakistani people for a sustainable engagement, and must increase its efforts in order to respond to the rising risks of terrorism and the proliferation of Pakistan's nuclear weapons.

Atlantic-Community.org is an innovative and award winning joint project of two independent, non-partisan, non-profit organizations, Atlantische Initiative e.V. in Berlin and Atlantic Initiative U.S. in Washington, DC. Please find more information on our About Us page and do not hesitate to contact us, should you have any questions.

For specific questions regarding the Expert Survey, please contact Natalie Chwalisz, Editor, at chwalisz@atlantic-community.org.

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