Archive for the ‘Pakistan’ Category

Pakistan Economy is the World’s Third Fastest Growing Among Top 25 Economies

Via South Asia Investor Review, a look at Pakistan and the world’s fastest growing economies: Pakistan is now the world’s third fastest growing economy among the world’s top 25 economies with PPP GDP of over one trillion US dollars, according to  the International Monetary Fund (IMF). IMF has recently raised the country’s 2018 growth forecast to […]

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The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Energy Geopolitics in Asia

Via The Wilson Center, a look at CPEC and energy geopolitics in Asia: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a mammoth $62 billion transport corridor project. It entails the construction of roads, power projects, ports and other infrastructure across Pakistan. CPEC is part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), an even more ambitious envisioned transport corridor […]

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Geopolitics of the Lapis Lazuli Corridor

Via The Diplomat, a look at how the Lapis Lazuli project will advance the geopolitical aspirations of the member countries — and the US: The New Silk Road initiative of the United States came to life in June 2011, when then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hinted at regional connectivity through rail lines, highways, and energy infrastructure […]

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The Wakhan Corridor: A Bridge to Connect Asia?

Via the Fair Observer, an interesting look at the Wakhan corridor:  If built, the Wakhan corridor would strengthen trade between China, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, bringing stability to the region. China, an economic giant, has started the move to revitalize the ancient Silk Road. Its ambitious Belt and Road (B&R) initiative, which includes plans for […]

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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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