What has been gained and what has been lost in this fresh diplomatic rift between India and Canada? The answer to this can be found in some possible scenarios.
Given that Saudi Arabia and Iran have agreed to fully resume diplomatic relations within the next two months, there is an opportunity for Pakistan to revitalize its Middle Eastern policy.
Despite Pakistan’s myriad issues, which are more pressing now than ever before, China remains steadfast in its diplomatic guarantees to the country and the grand ambitions that supposedly inspire them.
Since normalization is a protracted and challenging process, wider support and recognition from regional and extra-regional countries is essential because China alone cannot guarantee the longevity of the Saudi-Iran agreement.