Chabahar

What’s Russia Up to in the Iranian Port of Chabahar?

Andrew Korybko | An interesting sequence of events has recently taken place that makes many wonder what Russia’s up to in the Iranian port of Chabahar. It’s widely known that Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, and India...
BRI

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...
Belt & Road

Geopolitics and Geoeconomics of Belt & Road Initiative

Khurram Ali l The key Chinese foreign policy-makers, including the whole standing committee of the politburo, summoned a landmark conference dedicated to ‘Peripheral Diplomacy’. It was aimed at outlining the country’s strategic direction, in particular,...
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...
Pakistan

Pakistan: The Global Pivot State

Andrew Korybko | As astounding as it may sound to most observers, the global pivot state of the 21st century isn’t China, the US, nor Russia, but Pakistan. The South Asian state regrettably has a terrible...
Proxies

India’s Ethno-Terror Proxies : From East Pakistan to CPEC

Jawad Falak | 16 December 2018 marked the 47th year since the fall of Dhaka to the Indian Army in the war of 1971. The war which started with the backing of terrorist elements known...
Belt and Road Initiative

Belt & Road Initiative: China Tiptoeing Towards Super Power Status

TIC Analysis | The key Chinese foreign policy-makers, including the whole standing committee of the politburo, summoned a landmark conference dedicated to ‘Peripheral Diplomacy’. It was aimed at outlining the country’s strategic direction, in particular,...
Silk Road

Pains and Dreams on the Silk Road

Degang Sun | In 2013, when Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the “Belt and Road” initiative, China and the Middle East rediscovered their common historic legacies and shared memories of the ancient lands and maritime Silk...
Indian

US is not against CPEC: An Indian view?

M K Bhadrakumar | The statement made by the US Defence Secretary James Mattis at the US Senate Armed Services Committee last week in Washington regarding the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor may come as music to...

Is CPEC a threat to environment?

Waqar Khan | Slicing through the Himalayas, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project of China’s One Belt and One Road Initiative. The 3,000 km, over $50 billion corridor, is a network of railways,...

Benefits of Saudi Arabia’s inclusion in CPEC?

News Analysis | The Pakistani government recently claimed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia may become the third major partner in the Beijing-funded, Belt and Road-linked, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)consisting of major infrastructure projects inside Pakistan. The...
Economic

KSA & CPEC: Marriage of convenience?

News Review| Pakistan has struck a $10 billion deal with and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after taking the Chinese authorities in confidence over the KSA joining as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project as a...
CPEC

China-Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Economic Corridor

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The significance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has been multiplied by Saudi Arabia’s inclination to join the project. The participation of the Kingdom will have lasting political, economic, commercial and...
Game

Why US & India oppose CPEC?

Munir Akram | OVER the past year, the Western media, echoed by many in India and some in Pakistan, has conducted an extensive campaign of criticism against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. It has...
Belt

China struggles with Belt and Road pushback

James M. Dorsey | China, in an implicit recognition that at least some of its Belt and Road-related projects risk trapping target countries in debt or fail to meet their needs, has conceded that adjustments...

The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road – Richard Ghiasy, Fei Su and Lora Saalman

the-21st-century-maritime-silk-road   The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a long-term Chinese vision for improved global connectivity, expanded production and trade chains, and closer overall cooperation. Thus far, the BRI has mainly focused on Eurasia and...
CPEC

What is CPEC & why is it vital for the region?

Muhammad Bilal Abdul Ghani | CPEC is fusion of multiple corridors that are: Infrastructure corridor Industrial corridor Investment corridor Energy corridor Trade corridor Transportation corridor The approximate length of CPEC is 3000KM. and it consists of...

Harnessing Pakistan’s maritime opportunities

Taj M Khattak | Pakistan’s EEZ and extended continental shelf constitutes over 35% of its land and it has a sea front of more than 1000 kilometers. More than 90% of our trade by volume and...
maritime

Cooperative Maritime Security: Role of Pakistan

Olutunde Oladimeji | Anytime we see photos of international naval exercises, involving many warships, large and small, what comes to mind is what we can call an ensemble of naval forces at sea. Such an...
security

Maritime security – a CPEC imperative

Muhammad Usman | CPEC is not a mere transit route or corridor for Pakistan. It has the potential to become robust engine of our future growth. It could inject enduring vitality into our ailing economy thus,...
PTI

PTI to make CPEC pilot model for ‘Eco-civilization’: Malik Amin

Sadia Abbas | Former Federal Minister for Environment and the Central Vice President of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf PTI Malik Amin Aslam Khan on Tuesday said the upcoming government will convince the Chinese authorities to make the...
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...
Belt

Belt and road forum: Return of the old world

Jawad Falak | The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation took place in China on May 14–15, 2017 in Beijing, and hosted 29 foreign heads of state and government and representatives from more than...
motive

What is China’s main motive behind Belt and Road Initiative?

M K Bhadrakumar | Over the past 24 hours, the narrative by India’s self-styled “China watchers” regarding the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been shown to be quixotic. The Pakistani media has carried speculative reports that...
development

OBOR: Has India lost its ticket to development?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | According to Pakistani press, one highlight of the participation by PM Nawaz Sharif at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing (May 14-15) was to be the signing of a Memorandum of...

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