'Neighbours in Arms'
To discuss nuclear security around the world and the lessons learned from U.S. relations with India and Pakistan, Hudson Institute’s South and Central Asia Program held a book launch for Senator Pressler’s Neighbours in Arms. Fresh off a two-week book tour in India, Senator Pressler gave remarks and took part in a discussion moderated by Ambassador Husain Haqqani, former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States and senior fellow and director for South and Central Asia at Hudson Institute.
“Senator Pressler, who has served in the US Senate for 18 years, from 1979 to 1997, is known around the world as the author of the Pressler Amendment, which limited foreign countries from using US aid to develop nuclear weapons. As the Pressler Amendment resulted in shutting down US aid to Pakistan in the 1990’s, he was aggressively demonized in Pakistan and several of my countrymen from Pakistan,” said Ambassador Haqqani in his opening remarks. “I have found him to be a heartful American, genuinely concerned about the spread of weapons of mass destruction.”