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Waqar Abro Friday, March 02, 2012 08:44 PM

International Relations 2012 paper
 
[CENTER][B]Competitive Examination For [/B]
[B]Recruitment To Posts in Bs-17[/B]
[B]Under The Federal Government,2012[/B]

[B]Part-II[/B]
[/CENTER]

[B]1. Discuss the development of the study of " International Relations" and define its core influential factors and define its role in the post cold war era?[/B]

[B]2. Discuss "Diplomacy" and define its kinds. Explain diplomatic means which can help to resolve disputes and conflicts in the world.

3. Define " Economics as an instrument in foreign policy" and explain its fundamental characteristic which can help to achieve state's objectives.

4. Critically discuss "Pakistan's participation in SEATO and CENTO " and explain political, strategic, and economic causes and define its potential disadvantages for the country's foreign policy and diplomacy.

5.Discuss "Nationalism" and define its silent features in the post cold war situation and explain its grave consequences with reference to eastern Europe, African continent and South Asian tragic incidents. Also debate whether the UN and superpowers played any role in preventing bloodbath in the regions.

6..Discuss the strategic importance of "Indian ocean" in the post cold war scenario and analyze the role of the United States and China in the region. Also identify vital political,economic,and strategic interests of both great powers in the contemporary geopolitical situation.

7. Critically Define " American interests in Afghanistan" and explain its political strategic failure in the region and its unnecessary pressure on pakistan to "do more" which can destabilize the regional scenario rather than stabilizing the situation. Also discuss the serious impact of the American war on terror on the Pakistan's state, Society and system.



[/B][CENTER][B]Best of Luck [/B];)
[/CENTER]

ArslanAli616 Friday, March 02, 2012 09:54 PM

hehehe..Waqar, ur BEST OF LUCK just seemed to me as you have posted the paper before prior to conduct of paper ;)
It was a balanced paper, but same old issue with OBJECTIVES, but I attribute this to my laziness.. :(
Anyhow, yes, all is well that ends well..Best wishes for all!

junaidd Saturday, March 03, 2012 03:43 AM

I think this was a very poorly-designed paper, especially with respect to the last three questions. And once again, IR theory (realism, liberalism, Marxism, nation states, power, concepts) was largely ignored and this paper was more of a current affairs paper than one that can be called an IR exam [I]per se[/I]. You needed around 6 hours if you had to satisfactorily answer all these questions instead of simply just dropping facts and paraphrasing your arguments.

[QUOTE]5.Discuss "Nationalism" and define its silent features in the post cold war situation and explain its grave consequences with reference to eastern Europe, African continent and South Asian tragic incidents. Also debate whether the UN and superpowers played any role in preventing bloodbath in the regions.[/QUOTE]

The problem with this question is that you've already been dictated exactly what to do. By "eastern" Europe, I think the framer meant the post-Yugoslavia ethnic/nationalist violence in the Balkans because I couldn't think of any examples of nationalist atrocities in Eastern Europe. By Africa, he/she meant the Rwanda genocide primarily and perhaps some other conflicts, too.. By "South Asia", the question meant the Babri Mosque incident, the Gujarat massacre and perhaps even Kashmir. In all these cases, the UN was notably absent, and in Rwanda it was a spectator to the massacres...

But the problem with the question is that the answer has already been provided to us, we just have to elaborate on it. The length of the question didn't allow for any real input from the candidate either.

[QUOTE]6..Discuss the strategic importance of "Indian ocean" in the post cold war scenario and analyze the role of the United States and China in the region. Also identify vital political,economic,and strategic interests of both great powers in the contemporary geopolitical situation.[/QUOTE]

Now this was a good question because both the China and USA want supremacy in the Indian Ocean. But it had too many parts, too: the importance of the Indian Ocean, the roles of China and the USA, their political, strategic and economic interests (globally or just in this region?).... By the time you're done discussing these aspects only, you would've already exhausted 40 minutes.

[QUOTE]7. Critically Define " American interests in Afghanistan" and explain its political strategic failure in the region and its unnecessary pressure on pakistan to "do more" which can destabilize the regional scenario rather than stabilizing the situation. Also discuss the serious impact of the American war on terror on the Pakistan's state, Society and system. [/QUOTE]

This was the worst of the lot. The candidates had to follow a dictation and there was hardly any time for their own analysis, especially since the question had already set the tone for the "correct" answer. It has 7 different aspects in it that are required to be discussed.

Hamidullah Gul Saturday, March 03, 2012 10:23 AM

Well, some of the Mcqs were a bit confusing, but the subjective part was good, the only problem was that every question covered lots of things, i wrote on 15 pages for the last question. this type of general questions are meant to check the personal ability of the candidates rather than their bookish subject knowledge, are good but a bit time consuming.

Ali Mallah Sunday, March 04, 2012 12:23 AM

Actually now two or more Questions are being merged in every Question and the Question finally becomes very long, time taking and multidimensional. The paper is set in such a way that students must miss any part of the Question, same trend is being observed this year..

aniya warraich Thursday, March 08, 2012 12:59 AM

I fully agree with sanguine..such papers and questions though appear easy but their marking is tough perhaps..this time the questions were coupled with multiple topics. at a glance it appeared quite confusing...

Waqas77 Friday, November 23, 2012 02:16 AM

[QUOTE=Waqar Abro;409297][CENTER][B]Competitive Examination For [/B]
[B]Recruitment To Posts in Bs-17[/B]
[B]Under The Federal Government,2012[/B]

[B]Part-II[/B]
[/CENTER]


5.Discuss "Nationalism" and define its silent features in the post cold war situation and explain its grave consequences with reference to eastern Europe, African continent and South Asian tragic incidents. Also debate whether the UN and superpowers played any role in preventing bloodbath in the regions.

[/QUOTE]
which occurrences is this pointing for [B]grave consequences w.r.t eastern europe, africa and south asian tragic incidents...?[/B]

Please anybody have idea?

khuram_khokhar Friday, November 23, 2012 09:24 AM

[QUOTE=Waqas77;515802]which occurrences is this pointing for [B]grave consequences w.r.t eastern europe, africa and south asian tragic incidents...?[/B]

Please anybody have idea?[/QUOTE]
from africa they want discussion upon Sudan, Somalia, Kongo etc
in South Asia they were demanding a brief note upon sinhali activities in Srilanka and Myanmar and in Eastern Europe happenings in Balgaria, Czeck Republic, Chechnya, Serbia, Bosenia, Lithunia and Lativia etc.

ultimatestruggler Monday, June 05, 2017 12:39 PM

?
 
where is its objective?

Abdul Bst Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:35 AM

[QUOTE=Waqar Abro;409297][CENTER][B]Competitive Examination For [/B]
[B]Recruitment To Posts in Bs-17[/B]
[B]Under The Federal Government,2012[/B]

[B]Part-II[/B]
[/CENTER]

[B]1. Discuss the development of the study of " International Relations" and define its core influential factors and define its role in the post cold war era?[/B]

[B]2. Discuss "Diplomacy" and define its kinds. Explain diplomatic means which can help to resolve disputes and conflicts in the world.

3. Define " Economics as an instrument in foreign policy" and explain its fundamental characteristic which can help to achieve state's objectives.

4. Critically discuss "Pakistan's participation in SEATO and CENTO " and explain political, strategic, and economic causes and define its potential disadvantages for the country's foreign policy and diplomacy.

5.Discuss "Nationalism" and define its silent features in the post cold war situation and explain its grave consequences with reference to eastern Europe, African continent and South Asian tragic incidents. Also debate whether the UN and superpowers played any role in preventing bloodbath in the regions.

6..Discuss the strategic importance of "Indian ocean" in the post cold war scenario and analyze the role of the United States and China in the region. Also identify vital political,economic,and strategic interests of both great powers in the contemporary geopolitical situation.

7. Critically Define " American interests in Afghanistan" and explain its political strategic failure in the region and its unnecessary pressure on pakistan to "do more" which can destabilize the regional scenario rather than stabilizing the situation. Also discuss the serious impact of the American war on terror on the Pakistan's state, Society and system.



[/B][CENTER][B]Best of Luck [/B];)
[/CENTER][/QUOTE]

dear can you please share the mcqs aswell

Yousaf Sultan Monday, March 08, 2021 04:04 PM

International Relations Paper Solved Mcqs - 2011
 
[B]International Relations Paper Solved Mcqs - 2011
[/B]
(i) The author of the book “The End of History and the Last Man” is:
a. Fukuyama
(ii) The author of the book “Twenty Years Crisis” is:
c. E. H. Carr
(iii) Balance of power is based on:
a. Realist Paradigm
b. Liberal Paradigm
c. Marxist Paradigm
d. Post Modernism
(iv) Emmanuel Kant and John Locke provides the philosophical basis for:
a. Realism
b. Liberalism
c. Post Modernism
d. Behaviouralism
(v) Pre Emptive-Strike Doctrine confers upon states the:
a. Right to attack any potential threat to its security.
b. Right to attack when they are actually attacked
c. The responsibility to intervene in the domestic affairs of other states for humanitarian protection
d. Duty to respond to the calls of UN.

(vi) Modern State System is believed to have started with:
a. End of Second World War
b. Versailles Treaty
c. End of Cold War
d. Peace of Westphalia
(vii) The 1979 summit meeting which led to peace between Egypt and Israel was held at:
d. Camp David
(viii) Apartheid was a policy of the:
c. State of South Africa (This Policy governed relation b/w white minority & nonwhite majority during 20th century)
(ix) Pakistan joined NAM (Founded in 1961) in:
e. None of these (1979)
(x) In Pakistan:
a. All treaties must be ratified by Senate to become binding.
b. The government can bind Pakistan to any treaty without informing the Parliament.
c. Constitution requires referendum on each treaty before it becomes binding.
d. All provincial governments must also agree with the federal government before a treaty becomes binding.
e. None of these (By informing parliament I think???)

(xi) SAARC was established in:
b. 8th December 1985
(xii) NATO has announced to hand over all security operations in Afghanistan to Afghans in:
d. 2014
(xiii) Intifada refers to:
b. The spontaneous popular uprising of the Palestinians beginning in the late 1980s. (1087 against Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip)
(xiv) Through Balfour Declaration 1917:
c. Britain announced its commitment to the creation of a Jewish state in the Middle East
(xv) The current row between US and Iran is about:
c. Iran ‘s Nuclear Program

(xvi) Kerry Lugar Bill (2009) is about:
a. Aid specifically to Pakistani flood victims
b. Aid to Pakistan (1.5B$ PER Year 2010 to 2014 for enhance partnership With USA)
(xvii) Indo-Chinese war occurred in:
b. 1962
(xviii) Ho Chi Minh was:
a. Leader of Vietnam (President of Vietnam 1945-55)
(xix) Missile crisis of 1962 was between:
a. USA, USSR and Cuba
(xx) New International Economic Order:
c. Was the demand of the Global South (Developing Countries) to restructure the International Economic System.


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