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Evolving power dynamics

China has established its footprints in the Indo-Pacific region while the US is trying to retain its stronghold. Other emerging players like Japan, Australia and India, as part of alliances,…

Shift in stance

After almost a year and a half in power, the Biden Administration has finally divulged the basic contours of its strategic intent towards China. On May 26, while addressing a…

A snub to the BJP

For the first time in the last eight years, the BJP government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has succumbed to foreign pressure and removed two spokespersons for making derogatory…

PGII: an alternative to the BRI?

We are living in the age of uncertainty. Last month, during the 48th G7 summit, held in Germany, member countries came up with a new initiative called the Partnership for…

Abe: an atypical legacy

The late Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated last week by an ex-serviceman, was undoubtedly the most atypical prime ministers in recent political history. Abe had many qualities…

Pakistan at 75

Rule of law, transparency, accountability and fair treatment to all citizens are considered as the fundamental principles of good governance deviation from which adversely impacts the law and order situation,…

Can OIC walk the talk?

The two-day 48th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers, which was attended by as many as 40 foreign ministers and over 800 delegates from the OIC member states, concluded this…

Amazon hit from all sides as crisis

As Amazon becomes an increasingly important lifeline in the pandemic crisis, it is being hit with a wave of criticism from activists, politicians and others who question the tech giant’s…

A new window of opportunities

While Tehran’s new strategic partnership with Beijing (a 25-year $400b arrangement) will give the Chinese a strategic foothold and strengthen Iran’s economy and regional clout, the development opens a new…