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Dignity in foreign relations

THE desire for dignity, self-esteem and appreciation motivates humans and nations alike, significantly impacting their behaviours. This desire partially originates from a fear of humiliation. Dignity is capital that a…

China-Pakistan relations: new dimensions

On the occasion of the 71st anniversary of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China both the nations deserve congratulations. These two brotherly countries have stood by each other at all…

Pak-Afghan relations

No nation has of yet formally recognized the new Taliban government in Afghanistan. The regime is still in quest for recognition after nearly six months in power. Its leaders’ visits…

Pakistan-Afghanistan relations — II

China is the biggest neighbor on Afghanistan’s north, although it occupies a thin border through the Wakhan panhandle. Its first and foremost priority is securing own borders adjacent to Afghanistan…

Rebuilding relations

As geopolitical realities continue to take a more tangible shape, the US-China rivalry is becoming a pronounced feature of the existing international order. For all practical purposes, the current state…

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…

Consolidating relationship with UAE post-FATF

United Arab Emirates, a state formed in the 1970s after consolidation of former Trucial states of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al-Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah, is a…

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…