This book analyses Pakistan’s foreign policy and external relations with a focus on contemporary developments, including the impact of the new government of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the powerful military, and the “middle power” status.
Structured in two parts – Foundation and Operationalization – the book provides a broad overview of Pakistan’s foreign policy and addresses specific foreign policy choices. Contributor’s explore issues such as Pakistan’s middle power status from a theoretical perspective, Imran Khan’s foreign policy, Pakistan’s relations with Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the EU, and Pakistan’s evolving Indian Ocean strategy. Based on in-depth interviews with Pakistani scholars, politicians, and diplomats, the book offers a timely perspective on Pakistan’s foreign policy.
The book will be of interest to academics working on Pakistan, South Asian Politics, Security and Conflict Studies, International Relations and Foreign Policy, and Asian Studies.
Table of Contents
1. Foreign Policy of Contemporary Pakistan: An Overview
2. The Changing Framework of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Under Imran Khan
Syed Ali Zia Jaffery
3. Is Pakistan a Middle Power?
4. The Military and Foreign Policy in Pakistan: An Analysis