Zulfiqar Shah

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Complex global challenges

Political transitions are taking place throughout the world. A wave of popular protectionism in the West against immigrations, the non-resolution of the Afghan issue, the growing challenge posed by North Korea, and the rising influence and strategic initiatives of China are features of this transition.

Dangerous means

In conflicts, powers should avoid means with devastating long term effects like religious extremism

A culture of state

Time to redefine ‘national interest’, which until approved by the citizentry, implies ‘state interest’

The new neutral

A new ethos is needed to replace old biases, discrimination and non-neutrality in diplomacy

Colonised internally

Can the citizens of former colonisers uphold their civil liberties without supporting those in their ex-colonies?

Of state and society

The colonial legacy of the state apparatus is behind South Asia’s conflicts, underdevelopment and militarisation

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