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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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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

Afghan political settlement hinges on U.S. withdrawal

Reports of President Trump's decision to start the withdrawal in the coming weeks of some 7,000 of the 14,000 American forces stationed in Afghanistan may well have torpedoed any chance of a political settlement.

December 23, 2018

US and China: Imperatives of averting a collision




US President Donald Trump (L) and China's President Xi Jinping. (AFP/file)

December 09, 2018

Enlightened politicians required to fend off threat to globalization

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a challenge that is bordering on rebellion from within her own Conservative Party and in the House of Commons on the question of the Brexit withdrawal agreement negotiated with the EU by her government. 

November 19, 2018