Pakistan’s Troubled Relations with the Soviet Union

  • Hafeez Malik

Abstract

It is generally accepted that there exists an intimate relationship between the domestic and foreign policy of a state. In addition to the domestic political and social foundations of a state, the perception of external conditions also profoundly influence its foreign-policymakers. These external conditions do not remain immutably fixed; in fact, they vary at different historical periods. With changes in the material environment, perceptions are also transformed: the enemies of yesterday become friends of today, and current friends appear to change into enemies of tomorrow. Only a sense of national interest remains, which is also subjected to varied interpretations. These very obvious and simple principles of interstate relations quite aptly apply to Pakistan’s relations with the Soviet Union.

Keywords

Europe Radar Assure Turkey Expense 

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