Journal of Social and Political


ISSN 2615-3718 (Online)

ISSN 2621-5675 (Print)

Published: 07 August 2020

Conceptual Significance in Contemporary Political Environments and Pakistan’s Security Dilemma

Muhammad Tariq Javed

University of Peshawar, Pakistan

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Pages: 731-739

Keywords: Sovereignty, Political concepts, R2P, National Interest, Strategic communication, Security dilemma


Concepts of Sovereignty, National Interest, and legitimacy have a new interpretive significance in International Relations. Strategic communication is impacting political perspectives. The paper discusses how the extended usage of these political concepts can cause a security dilemma. How it can entail expediency and skulduggery when it involves National Interest of powerful states and how the weaker state can suffer. Study find Pakistan, prone to such intrusive threats; that can pose security dilemma. Paper recommends caution to Pakistan policy makers; against strategic crafts that might provoke an international interventionist pretext based on secondary and insular interpretations of Sovereignty, National Interest, Legitimacy leading to new concept, ‘Responsibility to Protect’ (R2P) that allows military intervention. Communication play a vital role in the making of Nations perception of political environment. Strategic communication is an advance political tool to drive policies catalyst to effect interventionist foreign policy. The paper analysis that due to the preponderance of big powers in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC); this is comparatively possible to adopt and execute resolutions passed against a weaker state leading to a security dilemma. It is recommended that Pakistan will have to keep caution of such conceptual circumvention through the art of diplomacy. This would by default compensate Pakistan’s National interest and survival.


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