Catch News – Published 18 November 2016
The world is slowly getting used to the unexpected election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. In Pakistan, as elsewhere, there is unease about what a Trump presidency could mean for it. However, in Pakistan’s case such anxiety is based not (more…)
At least three strands are apparent in Pakistan’s reaction to the developments leading up to, and following, the Seoul meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
One, there is a lot of jubilation and chest-thumping that India has been denied entry into the NSG despite its aggressive diplomacy and once again “parity” between the two neighbours has been retained. There is glee that Pakistan applied for membership at the eleventh hour on 18 May, the deadline for applying. This effectively scuttled India’s entry into the NSG because had Pakistan not applied, India could have had an easier time at the plenary meeting. (more…)