Maria Bastos

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Maria Bastos is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Westminster, UK and teaches at the School of Government and Society, UMT, Lahore. Her research interests include Pakistan foreign policy, South Asia politics, and history, and postcolonial IR approaches. She tweets as @Minesbastos

Confront the Challenges: Engage Afghanistan, Protect CPEC

Maria Bastos | Two of Pakistan’s foreign policy core themes: CPEC and Afghanistan are passing through a critical moment and will soon become the most...

Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: A tale of fear and resistance to change...

Maria Bastos | This Summer turned out to be a rather prolific period for Pakistan's foreign policy. However, there was no discernible change. Think of...

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News Desk | The government of Pakistan has decided to start the long-awaited privatization of the national flag carrier Pakistan International Airline (PIA). Prime Minister...

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