Love Thy Neighbors: Countering the Growing Impatience in International Politics- Ukraine-Russia Conflict


  • Sadaf Qadir Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Zainab Iqbal Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan


Globalization and rapid expansion of communication and information technologies have brought about tremendous changes in the ways the world traditionally interacted. This has eventually led to what is often called a ‘borderless society’. However, the more the societies are growing borderless, the more strain is being put up on the concept of sovereignty and inviolability of territories. With the world continuing to embark upon wider areas of engagement, the principles of coexistence and interdependence have given way to narrow personal interests and hasty policy making. The paper, therefore, analyzes the existing Ukraine-Russia Conflict as a case study for bringing into light the growing impatience that is felt immensely now-a-days in international politics. Keeping in mind the indigenous political pursuits of a state, the paper seeks to explore the multitude of means through which national interests can be brought at par with the interests of the neighboring states and international community at large. In the end, the challenges faced by both the states have been analyzed to proffer suitable recommendations to address the future challenges.  

Key words: international politics, interests, challenges

Author Biographies

Sadaf Qadir, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Sadaf Qadir is currently an undergraduate law student at Fatima Jinnah Women University. She had this privilege of getting secondary and higher education from different cities of Pakistan including Attock, Multan, Peshawar and Rawalpindi.  This wide exposure infused her sense of belonging and willingness to serve humanity. Her core interests are International Humanitarian law, International Human Rights Law and International Relations. She is motivated to keep on aspiring like-minded people through her academic writing. She can be contacted at  

Zainab Iqbal, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Zainab Iqbal is currently working as a Lecturer in the Department of Law at Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She has completed her Master's Degree (LLM International Law) in 2019 from International Islamic University, Islamabad. In her LLM, she wrote a thesis on “The Need for a Comprehensive Arms Trade Treaty to Prevent Violations of International Humanitarian Law”. She has served as a consultant for various international organizations, including UN Women, British Council, and EU. She can be contacted at






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