Columnist

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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The South Asia trap: India bottled within

South Asia is home to about two billion people. A most densely populated subcontinent and among the poorest of the poor in the world. 

July 01, 2020

Trump in India: Reinforcing Indo-Pacific Strategy

President Trump’s two-day visit to India this week was an extraordinary gesture by an American President in his election year. 

February 29, 2020

Pakistan’s strategic dilemma: China or US

For Asian states, the US Indo-Pacific strategy now poses a strategic dilemma of choice: China or the US? While some like India have aligned themselves closely with the US, others like Pakistan prefer to balance their position in a manner that best suits their national interests. 

December 30, 2019

Peace in Afghanistan: Overcoming diplomatic stalemate

Disdain for diplomacy is characteristic of a world becoming ever more attuned to unilateralist inclinations and power play. 

November 20, 2019