On Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated Pakistan's first-ever security dialogue at the Islamabad Security Dialogue, in collaboration with the country's five major policy think-tanks.
In his keynote address, Prime Minister Imran Khan stated that it is vital to understand that national security is beyond just defence, including non-traditional issues such as climate change and food security.
In a recent interview, Dr. Moeed Yusuf, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security and Strategic Policy Planning, stated that the government's primary goal is to ensure that there is peace in the region.
Yusuf articulated that "Prime Minister's number one goal for the region is peace with everybody", adding that Pakistan's goal of attaining economic security is not possible without peace in the region.
China toughened its language towards Taiwan on Thursday, warning after recent stepped up military activities near the island that “independence means war” and that its armed forces were acting in response to provocation and foreign interference.
A U.S. aircraft carrier group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the South China Sea over the weekend to promote “freedom of the seas” at a time of U.S. concern about China-Taiwan tensions and Beijing asserting its maritime agenda.
Taiwan, meanwhile, reported an incursion of Chinese bombers and fighter jets into its air defence identification zone.