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Foreign Policy

India will have to restore IIOJK's special status, says Qureshi

India will have to restore IIOJK's special status, says Qureshi

  • Says India will have to create a conducive environment for dialogue by restoring the August 5, 2019 status of IIOJ&K
  • The world has now recognized Pakistan as a part of a solution to issues and not a part of the problem due to its successful foreign policy: FM
Updated 01 Jun, 2021 12:31pm
Blasphemy law abuse: EU parliament adopts resolution calling for review of Pakistan’s GSP+ status
World

Blasphemy law abuse: EU parliament adopts resolution calling for review of Pakistan’s GSP+ status

  • The resolution was adopted unanimously with 681 Member of European Parliaments (MEPs) voting in favor of this resolution while 3 against it.
  • It calls on the Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) to immediately review Pakistan’s eligibility for GSP+ status and whether there is sufficient reason to initiate a procedure for the temporary withdrawal of this status.
Updated 30 Apr, 2021 10:09pm
Australia Cancels Belt and Road Deal with China, citing Inconsistency with Foreign Policy
World

Australia Cancels Belt and Road Deal with China, citing Inconsistency with Foreign Policy

  • On Wednesday, Australia announced that it would revoke the Victorian state government's deal to join the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative, stating that it was inconsistent with the nation's foreign policy.
  • The Australian government passed legislation last year that introduced provisions allowing the state to redact any agreements with foreign countries that deemed to threaten national interest.
Updated 21 Apr, 2021 05:39pm
PM appreciates Russia's efforts for promoting Afghan peace process
Pakistan

PM appreciates Russia's efforts for promoting Afghan peace process

  • Imran says Russia's move to hosting the recent meeting of Extended Troika in Moscow is an important step in this regard
  • Premier reaffirmed Pakistan's resolve to expeditiously conclude the requisite legal process for the Pakistan Stream (North-South) Gas Pipeline project and commence the work as early as possible
Published 07 Apr, 2021 05:50pm
Malaysia is independent, says minister who called Chinese counterpart 'elder brother'
World

Malaysia is independent, says minister who called Chinese counterpart 'elder brother'

  • Hishammuddin Hussein, on his first visit to China as foreign minister, had expressed hope that he and Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi would pursue closer ties between the nations, including post-COVID-19 cooperation and fighting the pandemic.
  • "This is not the language and style that should be used in the world of diplomacy and international relations because it seems to put Malaysia's status as a foreign puppet," Anwar said on Saturday.
Published 03 Apr, 2021 06:49pm
Opinion

Economic statecraft

The concept of ‘economic statecraft’ is defined by Princeton’s Prof. David A. Baldwin as using economic means...
Published 20 Mar, 2021 04:39am
Biden picks Clinton adviser Rosenberger as White House China director
World

Biden picks Clinton adviser Rosenberger as White House China director

  • Laura Rosenberger, a State Department and White House veteran who was a foreign policy adviser to Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful 2016 presidential election campaign, will serve as senior director for China in Joe Biden’s White House.
  • Ties between the United States and China have plunged to the lowest level in decades in the last year of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Published 15 Jan, 2021 02:58pm
Research body files lawsuit against State Department, to block $23 billion weapons deal to UAE
World

Research body files lawsuit against State Department, to block $23 billion weapons deal to UAE

  • In an effort to block the sale of $23 billion in advanced military systems to the United Arab Emirates, a foreign policy research body is suing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the State Department.
  • Critics argued that the Trump Administration did not go through the proper congressional review process and left unanswered questions about the purpose of the transfer, which included F-35 advanced fighter jets and MQ-9 reaper drones.
Updated 01 Jan, 2021 03:24pm
U.S. House Democrat slams Trump trade policies, urges Biden to work with allies
World

U.S. House Democrat slams Trump trade policies, urges Biden to work with allies

  • The head of the powerful U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee on Friday slammed what he called President Donald Trump’s “unsophisticated response” to China’s ambitions and called for a major recalibration of U.S. policies.
  • Chairman Richard Neal, a Democrat, urged the future administration of fellow-Democrat Joe Biden to formulate a package of programs and investment to counterbalance China.
Published 12 Dec, 2020 07:11pm