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Gwadar — Microcosm of Baloch Discontent

Gwadar remains a microcosm of the Baloch discontent. It not only represents civil, and military bureaucracy’s disregard for public sentiment but also a disinclination...

Will Imran Khan Save Pakistan-China Relations from a Nosedive?

Are power projects completed under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor at risk? Why one Chinese company is reluctant to guarantee more loans, and how it is becoming Imran Khan's dilemma. Imtiaz Gul analyses one more emerging challenge for Pakistan.

Pakistan-China Relations Not As Usual Any More

Recent interactions with Chinese stakeholders in Pakistan and Beijing lead to one unambiguous conclusion;  the state of relations is not good. Multiple factors including...

Afghan Peace Challenge

Afghanistan remained a key diplomatic challenge for Pakistan in 2017, with various strategic, security, economic and internal political implications. The US pressed Pakistan hard...

Does Iran’s Chabahar Matter?

Is the dispatch of the first Indian wheat gift to Afghanistan via Chabahar only a massive public relations gimmick or is it part of...

Multilateralism: Hostage to Geo-Politics

At a May 2015 global forum in Beijing, former President Hamid Karzai had talked of high time to "recommit ourselves to peaceful conflict resolution,...

Gwadar, CPEC and Questions

The extremely cautious and calculated Chinese approach -meticulous planning and patient/quiet execution represents a sharp contrast to the way Pakistani politics and bureaucracy works....

Quetta Blast and A Confused Chorus

A chorus of confused responses followed the Quetta carnage on August 8, that left over 70 dead and dozens maimed. The top civil and...

CPEC: Paradoxical Approaches

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an inescapable part of the conversation, whenever officials, private businessmen or intelligentsia from both countries meet — regardless where.   In Islamabad,...

Pakistan: CPEC 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. ...

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