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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…

The foreign policy challenge – Part I

Writing about Pakistan’s foreign policy is not easy. It is a function of Pakistan’s national policy which is determined by domestic realities and power structures that have, by and large,…

Nazir Sahib’s foreign policy

THERE’S little logic or parity, of course, in the idea that Narendra Modi could canvass support for Donald Trump’s second term with massive rallies in Gujarat and Texas but Justin…

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…

Foreign policy tragedy

Politics and governance are as poles apart as cricket and politics. Like cricket, which cannot be mastered without hard practice and vast experience, politics too needs hard struggle and practical…

Foreign policy and economic challenges

Foreign relations and the state of the economy have become inextricably linked in Pakistan due to the PML-N administration's overarching objective to borrow from external sources to meet its budgetary…