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Pakistan-China Relations

Pakistan-China Relations

  Pakistan and China bilateral relations established in May 1951, have progressed over the years. During the 1970s, Pakistan played the role of a facilitator in normalizing China-US relations. The US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger meeting with President Zhou Enlai in Beijing was facilitated by Pakistan, which later led to the visit of President […]

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India, the attention seeker

India, the attention seeker

In June last year, the BJP government pulled out of a coalition with the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party. Afterwards, India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir was put under governor’s rule. New Delhi’s latest move to abrogate Article 370 of the Indian constitution has ended the special status of occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The parliamentary bill to change the administrative […]

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CPEC dividends

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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CPEC and Saudi Arabia

CPEC and Saudi Arabia

After Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Saudi Arabia, very major news came that Saudi Arabia was a new partner in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The significant one to make out of Imran Khan’s visit to Saudi Arabia is the fact that Pakistan-China and Pakistan-Saudi relations are going to stay as corner stone of […]

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Pakistan and its Villains

Pakistan and its Villains

Looking at Pakistan’s short political history, whether, it was martial law or civilian government, the country has continued to march forward, while brushing aside adversarial elements and surviving through external aggression. The critics have always been apprehensive about Pakistan Armed Forces, apparently, military’s role in politics is being judged. Pakistan had been intermittently governed by the […]

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The CPEC debate

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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One-Day joint IPRI-SAM Seminar on “Current Geopolitical Trends in the Region and  Prospects for Deeper Relations between Pakistan and Azerbaijan”

One-Day joint IPRI-SAM Seminar on “Current Geopolitical Trends in the Region and Prospects for Deeper Relations between Pakistan and Azerbaijan”

Post-Event Report One-Day IPRI-SAM Seminar “Current Geopolitical Trends in the Region and Prospects for Deeper Relations between Pakistan and Azerbaijan” General: A one-day joint IPRI-SAM (Islamabad Policy Research Institute-Azerbaijan Centre for Strategic Studies) Seminar on “Current Geopolitical Trends in the Region and Prospects for Deeper Relations between Pakistan and Azerbaijan” was organized by IPRI on […]

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Moving Forward

Moving Forward

The proponents of a weak Pakistan opine that the societal divide on ethnic and sectarian lines, skewed educational system and rampant corruption have reinforced imbalances within the society. While the advocates of a strong resilient Pakistan are confident about the country’s future. William Darlymple in one of his articles titled ‘Pakistan Reborn’ argues: “Pakistan is passing through […]

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