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Salman Bashir

Salman Bashir is a Pakistani diplomat who served as Foreign Secretary of Pakistan and as High Commissioner of Pakistan to India.
Twitter: @SalmanB_Isb

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Approaching the Pak-US summit: President Trump’s instincts are correct

On the invitation of President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Washington DC on Sunday. The visit was initiated and announced by the White House and is an important gesture towards Pakistan by the Trump administration. 

July 20, 2019

The ball is now in Modi’s court

The wave of hyper-nationalism now sweeping the globe has touched India in a big way and after the conclusion of its general election last week, the secular India of Nehru is history. 

May 28, 2019

Central and South Asia: In the throes of a changing world order

Not too long ago, global interdependence was considered the underlying constant for a prosperous and peaceful world. But now, power competitions and rivalry introduced by the US have become the new defining theme of global politics in this century. 

April 28, 2019

Pakistan’s place in today’s geopolitical transition

The deterioration of China-US relations over the past two years, the latter declaring China its strategic rival and the trade war between the two, has thrown the entire world in geopolitical transition. 

March 12, 2019