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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…

Resetting foreign economic relations : Part I

The 2021 National Security Policy has made geo-economics its main pivot. It is therefore essential to look in a coherent and comprehensive manner how Pakistan’s economic relations with other nations…

Resetting foreign economic relations : Part – II

China: there are several areas where the ongoing cooperation between Pakistan and China should be continued but at least three areas need to be focused for accelerated implementation. These are:…

The foreign intrigue card

THE farce seems to have gone too far. It is neither a battle between ‘good and evil’, as Prime Minister Imran Khan would like us to believe, nor is it…

A complicated relationship

The historical relationship between Afghanistan and Pakistan has been marked by a series of conflicts and diplomatic tensions despite the two being dominantly Muslim neighbouring countries with thousands of years…

A topsy-turvy relationship

Since the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, Pakistan’s relationship with the US has become somewhat cordial. This is not because the two are experiencing highs in their relations, but because of…