International Relations CSS Paper II 2022
FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION 2022
FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS 17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, PAPER II
Time Allowed: Three Hours
Part I (MCQS): Maximum 30 Minutes
Part I (MCQs) Maximum Marks = 20
Part II Maximum Marks = 80
Note: (i) Part II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.
(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART II. ALL questions carry EQUAL marks.
(iii) All the parts (if any) of each Question must be attempted at one place instead of at different places.
(iv) Write Q. No. in the Answer Book in accordance with Q. No. in the Q. Paper.
(v) No Page/Space be left blank between the answers. All the blank pages of Answer Book must be crossed.
(vi) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the question will not be considered.
Q. No. 2. What are the key features of the US new Indo-Pacific strategy under Joe Biden administration? How does it treat China? (20)
Q. No. 3. What are the Russian objectives behind military intervention in Ukraine? Discuss whether western sanctions can prove effective as an instrument to counter the Russian act. (20)
Q. No. 4. Why does South Asia remain the least integrated region in the world? What lessons can SAARC draw from the EU and ASEAN experience in regional integration? (20)
Q. No. 5. How have the nuclear doctrines of India and Pakistan evolved? What do their current doctrines imply for deterrence stability in South Asia? (20)
Q. No. 6. Define ‘Balancing Act’ in International Relations. What are Pakistan’s imperatives and constraints with regard to maintain balancing in relations with the major powers? (20)
Q. No. 7. Examine the achievements and challenges in EU-Pakistan relations from the perspective of international political economy. (20)
Q. No. 8. What are China’s interests in Afghanistan Discuss its role and options in the country following the US exit. (20)