Between China and America: Pakistan’s Diplomatic Straddle
The discussion assessed Islamabad’s attempts to navigate the deepening conflict between Beijing and Washington. For many decades, Pakistan’s foreign policy benefited from simultaneous good relations with both China and the US. As the Sino-US rivalry reshapes the regional landscape in Asia, Pakistan is finding ways to adapt. The discussion examined the extent of Pakistan’s room for manoeuvre and the domestic consensus in favour of a diplomatic reset with two of its most important strategic partners.
The panel included Amb. TCA Raghavan, Former DG, Indian Council of World Affairs, Former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Amb. Ajay Bisaria, Former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr. Shalini Chawla, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi, Dr. Happymon Jacob, Professor, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi