Recent tensions between allies Pakistan and the US have been cooling with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta claiming, begrudgingly that there was no solution in Afghanistan without Pakistan. The Platform welcomes a distinguished panel of guests to debate this topic. In Lahore, Dr Maria Zulfiqar welcomes political science professor Sajjad Naseer and foreign affairs expert Orya Maqbool Jan. Simultaneously, Raza Naqvi in Washington hosted Moeed Yousuf, South Asia adviser at the US Institute of Peace and along with him Col. Thomas Lynch, research fellow focussing on South Asia at the US National Defence University.