Pakistan's Quest for New Alliances in the Era of Global Power Shifts
Lessons from History: Pakistan's Foreign Policy Evolution
Speaking with Sputnik news, Professor Dr. Uzma Siraj, head of IR and political analyst, said, “The world appears to be moving away from the hegemonic liberal order led by the United States, as evidenced by the India's ascent and strategic balancing, Russia's comeback, rise of China and its power, Europe's quest for strategic autonomy and the unrest in the Middle East and its tendency toward Asia.”
Shifting Alliances: Pakistan's Engagement with SCO and BRICS
“Pakistan firmly believes in an independent bloc free policy. It wants a balanced relationship with major and regional powers that includes China, Russia, Turkey, Iran, KSA and all Gulf countries. Pakistan would also like to improve its relations with India provided it gets a positive response. Pakistan wants Afghanistan to not allow its territory to be used for terrorism,” Dr. Tughral Yamin, a think tanker at the Institute of Policy Studies Islamabad, former Dean of the Centre for International Peace and Stability, ex-brigadier of Pakistan’s Army, and political analyst, told Sputnik.
“Pakistan's foreign policy is adapting to a complex international landscape, with a focus on joining new alliances like BRICS and managing its relationship with China within the SCO. The country faces the challenge of balancing its relationships with major global players while addressing internal and external pressures,” Fahad Khan, further revealed.