Pakistan’s Syrian dilemma

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A country’s foreign policy or foreign relations’ policy consists of self-interest strategies adopted by the state to safeguard its national interests and to achieve goals within its international relations milieu. But due to the dependency syndrome, Pakistan has to buckle under pressure from so-called friends and allies to the detriment of its national interest. Indeed, the Syrian crisis has become a predicament for Pakistan, forcing it to adhere to the policies of non-interference and non-intervention as a means of adopting a ‘neutral’ stance, yet subscribing to intervention in the name of establishing a transitional government.