The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted an In-House meeting with a 3-member Media Delegation from UAE on September 4, 2018. Members of the delegation included: Ms. Jumana Al Tamimi, Associate Editor, Daily Gulf News; Mr. Mostafa Ahmed Khalifa Abu Zaid, Editor, Daily Al Bayan and Mr. David Light, Senior Reporter, Khaleej Times.
Welcoming the delegation, the Director General ISSI, Ambassador (Retd) Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry gave a brief overview of the global and regional development and how Pakistan viewed these dynamics. He said that the world has changed in fundamental ways from what was conceived 70-80 years ago. There are new realities on ground, and from a bipolar world to the phase of globalization in the 90s, we are now moving towards a multipolar world where China and Russia are emerging as major players – something which is defining the US approach to the world order. US has also pivoted its policy towards South Asia, recognizing the new centres of powers in Asia, therefore, we can see bulk of attention is on this aspect. Within Asia, there are changes happening as well, where China has emerged as a strong power house.