Issue Brief on “Enhancing Pakistan’s Global Profile and Influence: Priorities and Policy Options”


The global profile of a state is reflected through various elements of national power. This includes its military, economy, demography, social structure, technological advancement, political leadership, foreign policy, and participation in multilateral initiatives. Moreover, it includes its role in enhancing global peace and stability. Along with hard power, the soft power projection of a state cannot be ignored while talking about the global profile of a country.

As an indicator of national might, Pakistan has the sixth largest military force, is the 7th nuclear weapon state, has the world’s sixth largest population, sixty percent of which comprises of youth which can be an important asset for the state if they are provided with proper opportunities and employment. This youth can provide a huge work force to cater to the global demand of the 21st century.

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