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India’s foreign policy follies

When in trouble shoot out. Nations have a habit of using internal/ external policy overtures to deflect unwanted attention to underperforming areas. India’s latest conflict with China is not only…

Foreign policy challenges ahead

FIVE key areas will be the main focus of Pakist­an’s foreign policy in the year ahead. Relations with China and the US while navigating the Sino-US confrontation, dealing with Afghanistan’s…

US foreign policy spiral

American foreign policy today is in a reactionary death spiral. Never has a new ‘national security’ policy paradigm been more desperately needed, yet there is not even a glimpse of…

Rosneft fuels foreign policy goals

Whether investing in China, Venezuela or Iraq, Russian oil giant Rosneft closely follows Moscow's geopolitical interests as the Kremlin-controlled company seeks to expand its nation's influence, at times in unstable…

A bizarre foreign policy

The writer, a former ambassador, is adjunct professor at Georgetown University and senior visiting research fellow at the National University of Singapore. In the recent spate of writings on the…

The continuing foreign policy catastrophe

Appeasement of India, paralysis, vacillation, attack on diplomats, and loudspeaker diplomacy – all this and more has characterised the Imran Khan (IK) regime’s foreign policy in the last three years.…

Words matter in foreign policy

FOREIGN policy is serious business and rightly described as a country’s first line of defence. Policy formulation and policy articulation both require careful thought and judgement. How policy is publicly…

Biden’s foreign policy agenda

In less than three weeks since the inauguration, President Biden has moved fast to articulate the broad contours of his administration’s foreign policy agenda. In choosing the US Department of…

The foreign policy challenge – Part II

Let us briefly look at Pakistan’s main external relationships. Pakistan is fortunate to have a strong relationship with China. It is the world’s greatest success story. It is the only…