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Foreign Policy Failures and Successes: Comparative Analysis of India and Pakistan

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Humanities COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Vehari-Pakistan

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (3), Pages 71-74, March,14 (2015)


The International political system is a process of definition of various and multiple colors that flow within and under a flagship of a state. States, are not only rational actors, but are rather entities that mark their strategies and objectives through a codification of foreign policy goals and objectives. A foreign policy is a strong determinant that marks the states, position, capability and credibility with other states, in the region and in the International Community. The significance of analyzing this determinant to be as a failure or success being the by-product of states, is to make us realize the limitations, stakes and transitional impacts that are related with this one determinant. The study lays emphasis on four basic factors as a measuring scale of a comparative analysis between Indian and Pakistani foreign policies. Although a complex task, the study depicts a major fault at part of states while formulating the nature of foreign policies within a correlation or causal relationship that with the factors and the objectives set. How, two states that emerged on the face of the earth together are two different stories is a remarkable finding which can be redeemed and found a remedy off if only states realize, accept and comply with the standards that help create these foreign policy trajectories.


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