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Making Foreign Policy

Making foreign policy

The national security adviser has arrived in India to the chagrin of the external affairs ministry. First came Brajesh Mishra in 1988 who also doubled as principal secretary to the…

Hijacking Foreign Policy?

Hijacking foreign policy?

It is trite to say that no foreign policy can succeed unless it enjoys popular support. It is, however, equally valid to assert that a foreign policy, formulated after full…

Nawaz’s Foreign Policy Gladiator

Nawaz’s foreign policy gladiator

The political leaders of Pakistan seem to believe that an inordinate display of public emotion can atone for their lack of honesty on drone strikes. The myths have to be…

The Treacherous Waters Of Foreign Policy

The treacherous waters of foreign policy

The newly elected National Assembly has held its inaugural session. The short but intense election campaign, which resulted in the convincing victory of the PML-N, demonstrated yet again that the…

Quaid’s Vision Of Foreign Policy

Quaid’s vision of foreign policy

The Founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah had envisioned the newly independent Muslim state's foreign policy to be one of "peace with all, and enmity with none". Pakistan must…

Whither Foreign Policy?

Whither foreign policy?

The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, Karachi, has a remarkable history. Its founder-secretary, Khwaja Sarwar Hasan, brought the institution from Delhi to Karachi in 1947. Since then, it has had…

The powerful four

The PML-N and the PPP have taken the right step by aligning together to form the next government. Though there are allegations of stolen mandate from the PTI, it appears…

Electoral rewind

Today, the nation stands on the cusp of another electoral spectacle. A labyrinth of events that happened over the last two years – from midnight court sessions to parliamentary theatrics…

Manifesto of hope

The Pakistan Peoples’ Party has an impressive party manifesto. Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has announced that if elected to power, the PPP will abolish 17 federal ministries that continue to be retained…