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Post-Trump US foreign policy

NEVER have Americans seen an election in their recent history quite like the 2020 presidential contest. Never has the world watched with such concern the political tensions, bitter rhetoric and…

Sanctions: Failure Of Foreign Policy

Sanctions: failure of foreign policy

President Donald Trump’s meeting with North Korea’s Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un, on June 30 may turn out to be more than just another publicity stunt similar to the failed…

No Space For Foreign Policy

No space for foreign policy

Neither the election campaigns nor the manifestos of major political parties have mentioned anything concrete about the country’s foreign policy. The PML-N was bitten badly for eating from that tree…

Foreign Affairs

Foreign affairs

On August 18, Pakistan’s newest prime minister, Imran Khan, will wake up to the reality of a live western border with Afghanistan. One hopes that his first day at work…

‘Foreign Conspiracies’ And Other Distractions

‘Foreign conspiracies’ and other distractions

The fear of foreign actors undermining Pakistan’s potential progress has had a palpable presence in public discourse since the announcement of CPEC in 2015. From political outfits in Karachi to…

National development and the armed forces

Random thoughts In some of my previous columns I had suggested that the army take an active, practical part in the development of the country. Peace and law and order…