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BRI: World’s Path to Progress

Sabah Aslam l The terrestrial and maritime connectivity proposed by the Chinese government back in 2013 with six connectivity corridors reflects the vision of shared future for humanity. Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an...
Turkmenistan

The TAPI Pipeline: Expectations and Realities

Asif Haroon Raja | Till recent, the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project was seen as a pipedream, but it has suddenly turned into a reality and apparently its completion is not too far. Lobbyists of...
Pakistan's Economy

Re-modeling Pakistan’s Economy

Farid A Malik | ‘You can have pound of flesh but cannot draw blood’. These are the lines from the 16th century play ‘Merchant of Venice’ written by William Shakespeare. He covered the topic of...
Khashoggi

Khashoggi crisis highlights why investment in Asia is more productive than in the Middle...

James M Dorsey | Growing Western political and corporate reluctance to be associated with Saudi Arabia in the wake of the suspected killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi spotlights fundamentally different investment strategies and environments in...
Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Through the Prism of BRI

Yunis Sharifli l At a time when U.S. influence in the South Caucasus is declining and the European Union is not fully engaged in the region, the People's Republic of China (PRC) has emerged as...
Pakistan

Pakistan and the Other — Stans

Sabah Aslam l From the coasts of Caspian Sea to the rouged lands touching Afghanistan, there lies a belt of resource rich countries – the Central Asian States. Comprising five states, the region is fast...
Economic Crisis

The Economic Crisis Of Our Age

Oriental Review l Economic Crisis  Famous German philosopher Karl Marx referring to the cycles of history once said: “History repeats itself first as tragedy, second as farce”. In the contemporary discourse, 1970s and 1980s marked themselves as the...
China

Chinese Growth and Lessons for Pakistan

Sabah Aslam l Throughout the past, nations have strived to seek knowledge from each other. In order to enhance the society and uplift its standards, lessons from past ventures of one society proved beneficial for...
Oil Exporter

US Could Change Global Geopolitics By Becoming The Top Oil Exporter In 2024

Andrew Korybko | The International Energy Agency forecast that the US could become the world’s top oil exporter by 2024. The report attributes this to “the incredible strength of its shale industry”, noting that it amounts to “a...
Strait of Hormuz

Why is Strait of Hormuz so Vital for Global Economy?

Jawad Falak l According to a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), “the Strait of Hormuz is the world's most important oil chokepoint because its daily oil flow of about 17 million barrels...
Indian

The Russo-Indian Oil Deal Is an ‘Unpleasant Surprise’ for Iran

Andrew Korybko | New RT columnist and former Indian naval intelligence officer Shishir Upadhyaya published an article over the weekend titled “Unpleasant surprise for Washington? US oil sanctions on Iran force India to look to Russia“,...
business

Business Community vows to boycott Indian Products

News Desk |  President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Sheikh Amir Waheed has said if Indian leadership did not change its current approach towards Pakistan, business community of Pakistan would keep boycotting Indian products.   Commenting...
Poland

Poland wants to join CPEC: Diplomat tells business community

News Desk |  Ambassador of Poland to Pakistan,Piotr A. Opalinski has said his country enjoy very special ties with Pakistan which would be deepened further by the passage of time. Ambassador Opalinski said this while talking...
China

Battle for Economy: China vs the West

Farid A Malik | Own the nation, the rest will fall into place. Chairman Mao Tse Tung was arguably one of the most outstanding leaders of China and the world. He said, “Revolution comes through...
FATF

Pakistan And The FATF Grey List

Oriental Review l The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 by the Ministers of its Member jurisdictions, with the objectives of the to set standards and promote effective implementation...

What Ails Pakistan’s Economy – Way Forward

Asif Haroon Raja l Pakistan economy has most of the time been at the brink of collapse and was repeatedly bailed out by world financial institutions. Whenever the economy showed signs of progress and climbed...
IMF

Of IMF’s Debt Trap And Chinese Debt Peonage

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l With the mandate of fostering global monetary corporations, securing financial stability, facilitating international trade, promoting high employment and sustainable growth, and reducing poverty around the world, IMF formally came into...
Maritime

Defining Maritime Tourism

Theobaid (1994) suggested that “etymologically, the word maritime tourism is derived from the Latin.  ‘tornare’ and the Greek, Tornos’ meaning ‘a lathe or circle; the movement around a central point or axis’. This meaning...
Belt & Road

U.S-China Trade War and its Impact on Belt & Road Initiative

Fazal Gilani l A conflict theory suggested by Karl Marx mainly focuses on competition between two powerful groups on economic and social views. These groups could use economic institutions as tools of struggle and maintain...

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