William LobkoWicz '16 India-Pakistan Talks, 1987

William LobkoWicz '16
India-Pakistan Talks, 1987

 

William Lobkowicz is a Junior at Harvard from Prague, Czech Republic concentrating in History with a secondary in Central European Studies. He has grown up in the Czech Republic all his life and has been participating in Model UN since Middle School. He is also a member of Harvard inter-colligate Model UN team and has served as a director and moderator at Harvard run conference in the United States and Abroad. William is also Secretary-General of HNMUN-LA 2018 which will be taking place of January next year. Outside of Model UN, William is also a member of Harvard’s Polo Team and a Student Board Member at the Harvard Art Museums. He looks forwarding to meeting all the incredible delegates at WorldMUN 2017 and hopes to help create incredible experiences for delegates at conference.

Topic: An Evening with the UN Envoy

Tensions continue to rise between nations in the South Asian region. Specifically, India and Pakistan continue to exert political pressure on one another in order to outcompete one another as the South Asian regional hegemon. With the progression of the arms race brought by the Cold War, the safety of nations becomes threatened now by newly developing weapons of mass destruction.

Since the 1950s, the development of weapon has become an essential part of a regional power’s foreign diplomacy and establishment of authority. Guided by the development of the atomic bomb and subsequent arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union, the South Asian countries saw weapon development as a means to progress their international standing and influence.

Continued nuclear testing by India, including Operation Shakti, gravely threatens the national security of the people of the Republic of Pakistan. In order to defend the lives of Muslims and the holy reputation of the country, the Pakistani Prime Minister’s Cabinet must come together in order to further develop its national resources with social and economic reforms and fortify its international diplomacy by strengthening foreign relations with countries such as the United States. A united effort within the Republic of Pakistan is now more important than ever. The Pakistani Primer Minister’s Cabinet must strategize a way to continue to protect the words of the Allah and elevate the nation’s standing within the international community.