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Navigating economic corridors

We are living in an era of ‘corridorization’, ‘economic corridor’ being the new buzzword. The proponents of these ‘corridors’ claim that they are vital for increasing regional connectivity and trade.…

An Iran-Pakistan economic corridor?

There was this hope, however diffident, that Pakistan would take full advantage of India’s current willingness to re-establish relations with Islamabad and pend our age-old Kashmir policy until we had…

Economic Corridor: Security Challenges

Economic corridor: security challenges

An economic force-multiplier encompassing road connectivity, energy, and infrastructure outlays, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) faces a host of internal and external security challenges. Annunciated by the Chinese President, "One…

Economic Corridor: Some Facts

Economic Corridor: Some Facts

Within a year of the announcement of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) formation, the energy and infrastructure projects, planned under it are being rolled out into realities. The year 2015…

Economic Corridor

Economic corridor

During past few weeks, the extraordinary fanfare attached to the long-term mega plan of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was seen as ostensibly giving way to a national level controversy of…

Economic Corridor Challenges

Economic corridor challenges

The lack of political consensus and insecurity would be two major challenges towards the implementation of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. Failure to address these irritants will continue…

India’s Problem With The Economic Corridor

India’s problem with the economic corridor

At a press conference on May 31 held to highlight the Modi government’s foreign policy achievements during its first year in power, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj spelled out India’s…

Economic Corridor And A Worried India

Economic corridor and a worried India

In a remarkable demonstration of national unity by all political parties, at the all party conference last week , it was unanimously decided a go ahead with the western alignment…