Author Archives: Shaukat Umer


Shaukat Umer

Containment of China

A false concept Conventional wisdom suggests that India has been designated by the West as a pivotal link in the containment of China. As explained in this space last week, projection of


Shaukat Umer

On India’s regional role

Signs of change? Many eyebrows were raised when, in 2006, India voted against Iran at the International Atomic Energy Agency on a western sponsored resolution regarding Iran’s nuclear program. India, a founding


Shaukat Umer

The Balochistan Resolution

The dark side of self-determination For someone closely involved in promoting Kashmiri self-determination in the United Nations and other forums, one can imagine the chuckles of satisfaction in the Indian Ministry of


Shaukat Umer

Iran’s nuclear ambitions

A reality check In several write-ups in this space the undersigned has consistently pleaded for Iran’s right to acquire peaceful nuclear technology. This right is underwritten by the NPT and enshrined in


Shaukat Umer

On Iran’s nuclear crisis

A possible way forward? Now that the furore created by IAEA’S latest report on the Iranian nuclear program has subsided and the sword, temporarily at least, returned to the scabbard the international


Shaukat Umer

Iran’s nuclear challenge

In its latest report, the International Atomic Energy Agency has delivered a damning critique of the current status of Iran’s nuclear program. While acknowledging that the Agency had found no evidence that


Shaukat Umer

Pak-US stand-off

The belief that a close relationship with the US automatically assures a strong international standing for Pakistan has been a dominant and abiding theme of our foreign policy. Accrual of substantial benefits

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