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...
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...
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

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...
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

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...
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

China’s Belt and Road is not Dead, it is Changing

M K Bhadrakumar l With the rebound of the Chinese economy, Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is on the march again. An Associated Press report from Beijing last Thursday said China is the first major economy to...
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...
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...
CPEC

The Future of CPEC

Raheel Hassan | The 56-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a part of China’s One Belt, One Road vision. Pakistan sees it as a gateway to prosperity, no doubt, but there are too many ambiguous...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 & 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,...
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,...
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...
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...
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...

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