Foreign Policy of Pakistan, 2000–2016

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  • Title: Foreign Policy of Pakistan, 2000–2016: A Game Theory Analysis
  • Author(s): Remshay Ahmed
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Global Studies
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Global Studies
  • Keywords: Pakistan, Foreign Policy, Game Theory, Putnam’s Two-Level Game, Globalization, Economic Dependency, Eurasian Chessboard, China, India, Afghanistan, United States of America
  • Volume: 13
  • Issue: 1
  • Year: 2018
  • ISSN: 2324-755X (Print)
  • ISSN: 2324-7568 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2324-755X/CGP/v13i01/25-37
  • Citation: Ahmed, Remshay. 2018. "Foreign Policy of Pakistan, 2000–2016: A Game Theory Analysis." The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Global Studies 13 (1): 25-37. doi:10.18848/2324-755X/CGP/v13i01/25-37.
  • Extent: 13 pages

Abstract

Foreign policy is the most important policy of any state, as it determines the state’s position in the international arena. It determines how the state behaves in forming alliances, multi-lateral agreements, and as separate entities in international organizations. This article looks at Pakistan’s foreign policy for the period of 2000–2016 as determined by economic factors, multi-lateral alliances, and regional cooperation, and attempts to analyze whether it was driven by internal or external factors using game theory. This article is divided into three parts, which comprehensively capture Pakistan’s policies for: i) the War on Terror; ii) geo-political ties with India; and iii) geo-economic ties with China. For each policy response, game theory framework is applied to answer the research questions.