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CPEC and the Geo-Economics Pivot

Sakib Sherani is a former member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, and ex-principal economic adviser to the Ministry of Finance. He currently heads Macro Economic Insights, a consultancy based in Islamabad.23 August 2021                        In a major policy shift, Pakistan has recently unveiled a pivot towards “geo-economics” as the anchor for foreign policy. As …

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SAARC And CPEC: Preparing For Future – OpEd

The theoretical approaches of international relations such as Complex Interdependence and Regionalism explore the strategic dimensions associated with the economic corridors. Regionalism brings agreed-upon regional commitments into limelight in order to foster regional coordination for transforming pledges into actions. Through the process of Regionalism, many regions like Europe and East Asia have successfully moved forward …

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Webinar on CPEC and Afghanistan: Future of Mutual Prosperity and Regional Connectivity

CPEC and Afghanistan: Future of Mutual Prosperity and Regional Connectivity Date: September 15, 2020 Time: 1900 hrs (Pakistan Standard Time)     Themes of the webinar: 1. Lt Gen (R) Asim Saleem Bajwa, HI(M), Chairman CPEC Authority Keynote Speaker 2. Ms. Tehmina Janjua Former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Keynote Speaker 3. Dr. Syed Hussain Shaheed …

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CPEC dividends

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Indo-Pacific reflect the emerging power dynamics globally. The BRI focus is on economics and regional connectivity. The “Indo-Pacific” strategy led by the US / and allies supports India’s larger role in Asia Pacific. Pakistan as part of CPEC is central to global developments. Pakistan and China relations irrespective …

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The CPEC debate

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an economic initiative aimed at promoting trade and regional connectivity. The environment, in which CPEC will operate has opportunities, the states through the corridor will link up and fulfill the energy needs. However, there are existential challenges to the corridor, the threat of terrorism, the situation in Afghanistan and …

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Changing Security Situation in South Asia and Development of CPEC

Through CPEC, South Asia would cease to be a region of conflict, and become a region of cooperation.  – Mr Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control, Government of Pakistan  Security has now become sine qua non for development. This is especially true for South Asia where significant forces are at play with …

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