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Pakistan’s Foreign Policy 1947–2016
Written with the express purpose of providing a reference book for students of history, political science, international relations, and Pakistan studies, this book offers an objective history of policy stances along with the rationale behind decisions made by Pakistani state leaders. It provides an insight into the making, implementation, and consequences of Pakistan’s foreign policy from Partition up to 2016. It will facilitate a deeper understanding of the strategic compulsions that have driven decision making in Pakistan’s national security and foreign policy.
This book incorporates new contours in relations with India, the USA, China, and Afghanistan. Further updates pertain to developments in such key areas as terrorism, Kashmir, and the Middle East.
During a thirty-nine year diplomatic career, Abdul Sattar served as Foreign Secretary and twice as Pakistan’s ambassador to India. He was inducted as Foreign Minister in the interim cabinet in 1993, and again from 1999–2002. Sattar published an article on the Shimla Agreement in Pakistani and Indian academic magazines, a research paper on reducing nuclear dangers in South Asia in The Nonproliferation Review, and a number of articles on international affairs in Pakistani and foreign journals. From 2005 to 2009, he was the foreign affairs editor and a regular columnist for the Pakistan Observer.