Middle East Dilemma: Pakistan’s Role as Mediator for Conflict Resolution


  • Zikriya Department of Pakistan Studies, Islamia College-University, Peshawar, Pakistan. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8563-1818
  • Naushad Khan Department of Pakistan Studies, Islamia College-University, Peshawar, Pakistan.
  • Asif Salim Department of Political Science, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan | Department of Political Science, Emory University Atlanta, Georgia, United States.




Middle East, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Muslim World, Conflict Resolution, Peace & Conflict, Middle East Crisis


The development of international relations together with forces like globalization and technology has brought the world closer to each other. Friendly ties and relations with states create massive challenges during times of conflict. The focus of the paper is on the crisis evolving in the Middle East region and the role of Pakistan in solving those crisis considering relations with its closest allies, political and financial circumstances, and its foreign policy principles. A qualitative research approach with desk analysis technique has been applied to analyse the role of Pakistan as a mediator for the conflict resolution among Middle Eastern countries. The research highlights how the disputes created great problems for Pakistan, but it is still striving to resolve conflicts among Middle Eastern countries because maintaining peace and prosperity in the Muslim world has always been a top priority of Pakistan’s foreign policy.


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How to Cite

Zikriya, Khan, N., & Salim, A. (2019). Middle East Dilemma: Pakistan’s Role as Mediator for Conflict Resolution. Liberal Arts and Social Sciences International Journal (LASSIJ), 3(1), 9–18. https://doi.org/10.47264/idea.lassij/3.1.2



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