Global Pakistan: Pakistan’s Role in the International System

Global Pakistan: Pakistan’s Role in the International System

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  • Tuesday | 05 Jul, 2022
  • Vaqar Ahmed, Shafqat Munir Ahmed, Kashif Majeed Salik, Rabia Tabassum, Fareeha Armughan, Syed Shujaat Ahmed, Nudrat Fatima
  • Contributed Chapter Series
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Background

Generally, Pakistan is an inward-looking country. Quite understandably, it looks at its own economic situation, at the discussions and arguments noisily being put forward by its different political actors, at the subtle and not-so-subtle behavior of the men in uniform, and at the relationship between Islamabad and the provinces. When the attention is not focused on internal conditions and policies, Pakistan looks at its neighborhood, and how it might affect the country: India, Afghanistan, and China are the main points of interest. All of this is justified, without any doubt. At the same time, this is not enough. Pakistan needs to appreciate that it is also part of an international, of a global system, and that these external, global influences determine in many regards the well-being of the own country. Pakistan has to operate in a regional context, but as well international, and in the context of Globalization.....