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Equitable and green CPEC

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a transformative project which will be potentially reshaping the landscape of Pakistan and the contours of its future. CPEC, a cornerstone of Beijing’s ambitious…

BRI: The road to progress – Part I

China and Pakistan’s iron-clad friendship and strategic partnership through thick and thin needs no introduction. In 1951, the two nations officially started diplomatic interactions. Over the subsequent 70 plus years,…

India’s unchecked human rights crimes

At his weekly media briefing, the Foreign Office spokesman drew attention to the worsening human rights situation in occupied Kashmir as well as in various parts of India. Giving some…

Talks About Talks, Again

Talks about talks, again

Although Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s provocative remarks about Pakistan earlier this month appear to have cast a shadow over upcoming talks between India and Pakistan, they came as little surprise.…

Pakistan’s Aramco deal

Pakistan’s economy is on an upward trajectory, capturing the attention of the global community. This positive momentum can be credited to the successful military diplomacy led by army chief General…

Ten years of the BRI

Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to inaugurate the third Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation, taking place on October 17-18 in Beijing. This gathering stands as one…

Elusive IMF bailout: the end of the road?

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the country’s political situation are the two main issues that are haunting the nation since 2018. While political instability or premature end of a…

‘Deep rethink’

ADDRESSING the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad in June, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari called for a “deep rethink” of our foreign policy. This was a clarion call, indeed, that was…

The G20 conundrum

The meeting of foreign ministers belonging to the G20 countries, held in India, ended without producing a consensus statement. It is the second occasion in a span of two weeks…

America’s China question

The last two months have witnessed three important events that may directly and indirectly influence the tone of China-US relations in 2023. One, the mid-term polls in November produced a…