Archive for the ‘Pakistan’ Category

Mapping the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Via CSIS’s Reconnecting Asia project, a look at CPEC: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project under China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Announced in 2015, CPEC has expanded to include as much as $62 billion of investments. In Pakistan, there have been a range of reactions. CPEC advocates have characterized it as a “game-changer.” Others […]

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TAPI Pipeline

Via Mantraya, commentary on the potential of the TAPI pipeline: The narrow security dominated approach has not yielded results in the last sixteen years of the ‘war on terrorism’ in Afghanistan. And yet there is much emphasis on kinetic operations and troop surge in the new strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia announced by Donald […]

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The Transforming China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Via the Centre for Research on Globalization, a report on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: In May, 2017 the Prime Minister of India refused to participate in the founding meeting in Beijing of the ambitious Belt-Road Initiative (BRI), the network of high-speed rail and deep water port linkages across the Eurasia land mass. The official reason […]

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CPEC Myths And Realities

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor: In Pakistan a lot is being said and talked about the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). While some analysts term it a mega initiative by Pakistan’s ‘time tested friend’, cynics label it ‘another East India Company in Making”. Another group says, “British Raj undertook many […]

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Afghanistan As South Asia

Via Pakistan’s The Nation, commentary on Afghanistan’s role in South Asia: It is becoming clear that Afghanistan is increasingly an integral part of South Asia. It may not feature in the “official” categorisation of South Asian states (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), but it impacts the two most important states of […]

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Pakistan’s $100B Deal With China

Via Devex, a detailed look at China’s investment and aid to Pakistan: Early last year, the Pakistani government sent USAID officials in Islamabad a mystifying letter via snail mail: please stop doing feasibility studies for Diamer Basha Dam. Pakistan had been lobbying the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Asian Development Bank since 2010 to complete the dam. A USAID assessment […]

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