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...
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,...
CPEC

The Future of CPEC

TIC Focus l Times are changing, the world is transforming, with Asia being the epicenter of this 21st century transformation. The center of economic power is shifting from the west towards the east partly because...
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,...
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...
CPEC

CPEC is the perfect opportunity for Pakistan to pivot to Africa

Andrew Korybko | All Great Powers, including most recently even Russia and India, are increasingly expanding their influence in Africa as they seek to take part in the continent’s expected growth across this century, and...
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...
CPEC

Iran’s E-CPEC+ Could Ruin India’s Regional Vision

Andrew Korybko | Iran’s E-CPEC+ Could Ruin India’s Regional Vision: India’s zero-sum plans of using its reinvigorated strategic partnership with Russia to “balance” China in the region of “Greater South Asia” are at risk of being ruined...
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...
CPEC

Countering Terrorism & the Dawn of CPEC

Sabah Aslam l China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is much more than just a development deal between two states; it is to a large extent a mega-project which encompasses many foyers of economy, trade and politics...
CPEC

CPEC: Pakistan’s Path to Progress

Sabah Aslam l It has been almost six years now, since CPEC was first conceived and approximately four years since the mega project became a ground reality. So far, the project has ushered long lasting...
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...
CPEC

Will CPEC bear its economic fruits as promised?

News Desk| The lack of formal government is leading to a downfall in the CPEC project. Recent updates on the revolutionary projects demonstrated by China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), show signs of undergoing a crisis. A...
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...
Chabahar

Chabahar – Some Indian myths and the reality

M K Bhadrakumar | The first shipment of wheat on Sunday from Kandla port to Afghanistan via Iran’s Chabahar Port is cause for celebration in India. A surface route is not ethereal, unlike an air bridge; it...
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...
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...
OBOR

The Middle-Eastern conflict: Threatening for Pakistan and China’s OBOR

James M. Dorsey | Increasingly caught up in the Middle-Eastern conflict, Pakistan is struggling to balance relations with rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran amid concern in Islamabad that the potential US-Saudi efforts to destabilize the...
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...
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...
Silk Road

China’s ‘Silk Road of Health’

M K Bhadrakumar l A virtual meeting of the foreign ministers of China, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal on July 27 becomes the third vector of Beijing’s ‘Silk Road of Health’ diplomacy in Asia.  A Xinhua report on the...
Gwadar

Indian Delusions About Gwadar

Jawad Falak l A ship carrying 16,400 tonnes of DAP fertiliser for Afghanistan anchored at the Gwadar Port on 30 May. The ship brought fertiliser from Australia under the Pak-Afghan Transit Trade Agreement. This is...

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