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Salman Bashir

Salman Bashir is a Pakistani diplomat who served as the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan and as the High Commissioner of Pakistan to India.
Twitter: @SalmanB_Isb

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US and China: Imperatives of averting a collision




US President Donald Trump (L) and China's President Xi Jinping. (AFP/file)

December 09, 2018

Positive signs of peace and stability in Asia

There are unmistakable signs of a policy rethink in important Asian capitals that lends an air of optimism to the unfolding of Asia’s geopolitics.

March 11, 2018

Afghanistan: Amplifying positive notes

Three developments in recent days are worthy of attention: The ceremony linking up the Turkmen-Afghan segment of the Turkmenistan, Afghani
stan, Pakistan and India (TAPI) gas pipeline; a statement by Pakistan’s National Security Committee (NSC); and a statement by the Afghan Taliban.

March 02, 2018

Pakistan and the US: Together adrift

A raft of acerbic public messages has created uncertainty about the course of US-Pakistan relations. Strategic circles in Washington have unleashed a barrage of accusations.

February 26, 2018