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The China factor

The G7 summit of the world's most powerful economies and democracies was recently held in Cornwall, Britain. The purpose of the summit, in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, was…

Pakistan and China: the new US game

I had earlier suspected that the US was deliberately pushing Afghanistan towards chaos and civil war as well as creating troubles for Pakistan. However, I was not completely sure and…

Pakistan and China at 70

Pakistan and China will today – May 21 – celebrate 70 years of what has been a model bilateral relationship. The Pakistan-China relationship has been re-enforced by a consistent policy…

When China sneezes

BEYOND the inevitably immediate concerns about the steadily rising death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus infection and the prospects of a worldwide pandemic, crucial questions have arisen about its political…

Containing China

The Canadian embassy in China has issued a formal apology after some diplomats were found ordering controversial T-shirts displaying the stylized alphabet 'W' appeared to look like a bat and…

Proposed Iran-China deal

AS the Trump administration moves further towards confrontation with China and as China makes it clear that even while wanting to avoid a fight it will push back, a new…

Trump vs China

PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is in full swing; currently, he’s trailing 12 points behind Joe Biden in polls, primarily because of his poor handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. A…

China syndrome

IN 2011, the term ‘Asian Pivot’ first entered the American political lexicon. This was the name given to the US plan to refocus on ties with East Asian states and…

China’s long march

Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese characteristics is three-pronged: i) factors-in the history of the CPC-led revolution and the journey of sacrifice and nation-building that ensued thereafter; ii) acknowledgement…

China vs US

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the future of warfare. Who will win? The name of the new game is weaponization of AI – including lethal autonomous weapons systems, cyberspace operations, command…