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Climate diplomacy

Pakistan is a victim of climate disasters in the form of heatwaves, floods, glacier melting, and droughts. The recent floods in the country have resulted in a total loss of…

Diplomacy: back on track?

On their recent visit to the United States to attend the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto held dozens of…

Soft power and diplomacy

The importance of ‘military diplomacy’ cannot be ignored – even though this concept is rarely addressed. The ‘Marshall Plan’ became the epitome of military diplomacy, helped achieve national objectives and…

Pelosi’s jet diplomacy

Why has US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi embarked upon a series of jetting to hotspots one after another -- Kyiv, Taipei and now Yerevan -- in recent months? The only…

Dar, diplomacy & economic viability–II

Pakistan is still relying on the traditional methods to generate foreign exchange. The major export items to the USA include textile products such as house linens, knitted sweaters, and clothes.…

Dar, diplomacy & economic viability – I

“Our foreign policy is one of friendliness and goodwill towards all the nations of the world. We do not cherish aggressive designs against any country or nation. We believe in…

Urgent need for economic diplomacy activism

‘It is therefore in advanced economies’ interest to help poorer countries reduce the mounting risk of little economic fires everywhere. …For starters, a pre-emptive multilateral debt-restructuring and relief initiative is…

Intricate diplomacy

THE Russian Federation’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, is today one of the longest-serving foreign ministers. In addition to his long tenure in the foreign office, he has served as Russia’s…

Diplomacy not war

The illegal Russian invasion of Ukraine is already causing enormous suffering. Our first concern must be for civilians across the country, now facing violence and displacement. And our first call…