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Pakistan’s Strategic Insufficiency as a Dilemma for the Regional Integration
Chahbahar, being part of an Indian grand design is
playing its role for counter weighing to Gwadar Port
whereas it also provides India with easy access to Afghanistan and
CARs. On the other hand, Pakistans geo-political positioning has
been revolving around its anomalous and eccentric relations with
various states. The prime rationale for state relations and relevant
alliances with states was to maintain harmony with neighboring
countries but during world wars, entente meant fighting your
brothers war. In this context, Pakistans acceptance by the world
was relatively slower and its take-ups in making friends, in the
political playland were much tricky. Pakistan was wary with the
former USSR whereas the compliance to the US backfired on
many occasions gradually made Pakistan withdraw from its upclose position with the US, therefore now it is time to make
independent and rational decisions but yet in the best national
Hikmat Shah Afridi
PhD, Department of International Relation, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan.
MPhil Scholar, Qurtaba University of Science and Information Technology, DI Khan, KP, Pakistan.
PhD Scholar, Faculty of Law, nternational Relations, University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Terengganu, Malaysia.