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Hina Khar: Pakistan Must Solve Its Domestic Problems and Step Back From a Global Role | GZERO World

Hina Khar: Pakistan must solve its domestic problems and step back from a global role

With Washington ready to downgrade its relationship with Islamabad, Pakistan's PM Imran Khan, looking to form new friendships to protect Pakistan's strategic interests visited Moscow as Russian forces invaded Ukraine. In a GZERO World interview, Ian Bremmer talks to Pakistan’s former Foreign Minister, Hina Khar, about Afghanistan, Pakistan’s future choices, and India.

Khar argues that the West needs to accept its responsibility for starving Afghans. Military interventions like the US-led war in Afghanistan, she adds, cast a “deep shadow on the entire democratic value system.” She also thinks that the best way to help end the humanitarian crisis is to talk to the Taliban.

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Talks With Taliban Won’t Legitimize Them (US Already Did That) | Pakistan's Hina Khar | GZERO World

Talks with Taliban won’t legitimize them (US already did that)

Want the Taliban to form a more inclusive Afghan government? Talk to them. Otherwise, don't complain about millions of starving Afghans.

That's the advice of Hina Khar, Pakistan's former foreign minister, to Western nations who say they don't want to "enable" the regime.

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Pakistan’s Hina Khar: India’s policies are undemocratic | GZERO World

Pakistan’s Hina Khar: India’s policies are undemocratic

The last time Ian Bremmer and Hina Khar met at the Munich Security Conference, in 2020, she called India a “rogue state” and a bully in the neighborhood.

Two years later, she argues that the Indian government has proven her right with undemocratic gestures like the Citizenship Amendment Act.

“Basically, you're saying everybody who is Hindu has the right to be an Indian citizen, and anyone who's Muslim has the least right, and anyone in the middle, we'll think about it,” Khar said.

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Ian Explains: Pakistan's Pivot Towards Russia | GZERO World

Pakistan's pivot towards Russia

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has left Moscow isolated through US-led sanctions and economic boycotts. Still, the Kremlin does have friends.

One of them is China. Another is Belarus. And now Vladimir Putin has a new country in his camp: Pakistan.

As Russian forces pummeled Ukraine, Pakistan's PM Imran Khan visited Moscow to discuss a new gas pipeline. Khan says he wants peace, but his trip did not go down well in Washington, Ian Bremmer explains on GZERO World.

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Pakistan Suffered From Global Role; Should Focus Domestically, Says Former Top Diplomat | GZERO

Pakistan suffered from global role; should focus domestically, says former top diplomat

Pakistan has long punched above its weight in global politics. Yet, former Foreign Minister Hina Khar said her country has gained little from it.

That's why she'd like to see Pakistan taking a step back from the global stage to focus on its mounting domestic challenges.

“Our first role should be to our own people,” Khar told Ian Bremmer in a GZERO World interview at the 2022 Munich Security Conference.

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Afghan Humanitarian Crisis is the West’s Fault, Says Pakistan’s Hina Khar | GZERO World

US has set the stage for Afghanistan’s humanitarian disaster, says Hina Khar

Afghans are starving. Not just because the Taliban are now in charge, according to Pakistan's former top diplomat.

“Of course, people are talking about the starving Afghan people who need our help,” Hina Khar told Ian Bremmer in a GZERO World interview at the 2022 Munich Security Conference. “But that's the white man's burden — not accepting what you did wrong in creating the situation that is starving the Afghans right now.”

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As Democracy Erodes: Pakistan’s Hina Khar on “Supremely Dangerous” Global Trends | GZERO World

As democracy erodes: Pakistan’s Hina Khar on “supremely dangerous” global trends

As Russian forces invaded Ukraine, Pakistan's PM Imran Khan, one of Vladimir Putin’s few friends these days, visited Moscow. His trip did not go down well in the US, a longtime ally of Islamabad.

On this episode of GZERO World, Ian Bremmer talks to Pakistan’s former Foreign Minister, Hina Khar, about Afghanistan, her country’s future choices, and, of course, India.

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Podcast: US choices, global consequences: Hina Khar on India, Pakistan, Afghanistan & broken democracy


Listen: As Russian forces invaded Ukraine, Pakistan's PM Imran Khan, one of Vladimir Putin’s few friends, visited Moscow. But his trip did not go down well in the US. With Washington ready to downgrade its relationship with Islamabad, Khan is looking to form new friendships to protect Pakistan's strategic interests. In this episode of the GZERO World Podcast, Ian Bremmer talks to Pakistan’s former Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar about Pakistan’s future, Afghanistan, and India. Who bears responsibility for the Afghan humanitarian crisis? Military interventions, Khar says, cast a “deep shadow on the entire democratic value system.” She argues that the best way to help end Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis is to talk to the Taliban. Pakistan's former top diplomat also says it's time for her country to take a step back from the global stage to focus on its mounting domestic challenges and concentrate on issues like reducing Pakistan's huge dependence on foreign aid and moves in Kashmir. Khar asserts that India is also endangering regional politics as a member of the Quad.

Listen to Ian Bremmer's interview with Hina Rabbani Khar.

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