a major shift in the civil war is expected to come from the policy newly elected US President Trump chooses to follow. Who has been making policy statements that belie his actions in the region. On coming to power, Mr. Trump announced removing Assad was not Washington's priority which may have lulled Assad into a state of some calmness resulting in chemical attack on civilians in the province of Idlib on 04-04-2017.
Since no foreign policy can be framed without taking external conditions into account framing an independent foreign policy becomes a job impossible for weak and militarily backward nations like Pakistan. In this context, When it comes to framing foreign policy "National sovereignty", has sometimes had to be compromised on for larger interests which renders it a mere empty slogan for nations dependent on others for their survival or incapable of defending themselves against the more powerful hostile states.