Tag: geopolitical

Asia is set for a difficult year in 2018 – much...

Nick Bisley | In 2017 we finally realised that the four decades of geopolitical stability enjoyed by Asian countries and societies had come to an end....

Saudi Crown Prince’s limitations on putting the genie back in the...

James M Dorsey | Valentine’s Day in Riyadh and Islamabad as well as parts of Indonesia and Malaysia puts into sharp relief Saudi Arabia’s ability...

What role is India playing in the crisis in the Maldives?

James M. Dorsey | The outcome of a power struggle in the Maldives that has sparked declaration of an emergency, military control of parliament, and...

Trump’s Pakistan crisis presents opportunity for Putin

Shahid Raza | Sitrep The first thing the Republican US President Donald Trump did to start his new year was to open a cannon of...

CPEC: An environmental disaster

Waqar Khan | Slicing through the Himalayas, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project of China’s One Belt and One Road Initiative. The...

What does the killing of the ex-Yemeni president mean for the...

James M Dorsey | Based on remarks at a 19 December 2017 NUS Middle East Institute seminar The Middle East being the Middle East, everything is...

Confront the Challenges: Engage Afghanistan, Protect CPEC

Maria Bastos | Two of Pakistan’s foreign policy core themes: CPEC and Afghanistan are passing through a critical moment and will soon become the most...

ECO: The next big regional alliance?

Ikram Sehgal |  Because of superpower rivalry and evolving geopolitical circumstances, a group of countries of this region is coming together in a natural economic...

Philippines: trapped between rising China & unassertive US in the Far...

Jumel Estrañero | It is true that neither friends nor enemies will stay the same, yet interests will always stay in the full circle. In...

Rouhani stresses on Iran and Pakistan to enhance cooperation

News Analysis | Iranian President, Hasan Rouhani has said that Pakistan and Iran must strengthen cooperation for the sake of regional peace and stability. He...

Is there a Muslim-Buddhist conflict brewing in South East Asia?

Talha Ahmed | Myanmar and Rankine state background The tears of Rohingya Muslims shook the world once more. UN and other human rights organizations are really...

Pakistan suspends talks with the US amid mounting tensions

News analysis | Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said that Islamabad has suspended talks and bilateral visits with the US in protest to the anti-Pakistan tirade...

Shahbaz Sharif takes an honorable stance against the US begging bowl

News Desk | Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif in a statement on Friday said that it is time for Pakistan to “politely and gratefully close...

Should anyone believe U.S. State Department promises on Syria?

Sophie Mangal | On August 18, during a regular briefing, the Spokesperson for the U.S. State Department Heather Nauert stated that the United States doesn’t intend...

China lambasts Trump as the battle lines are drawn in South...

News Analysis | China has come out in full support of its crucial regional ally Pakistan after President Trump called it a sponsor of terrorism....

Trump draws geopolitical battle lines in South Asia

James M. Dorsey | President Donald J. Trump has drawn battle lines in South Asia that are likely to have a ripple effect across Eurasia:...

CJCSC vows to maintain a credible minimum deterrent against the enemy!

News Analysis | Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat has reiterated to pursue a policy of developing credible minimum deterrence to...

The Kurdish Kaleidoscope

Andrew Korybko | The Kurdish “nation” is as diverse as the colors of a kaleidoscope and stands little chance at ever coming together into a unified...

Why not just say no to CSF?

Imtiaz Gul | The US decision to withhold $50 million remaining in military reimbursements to Pakistan for fiscal year 2016 for not doing "enough to...

Saudi needs Vision 2030 NOW: If it intends to survive in...

Saad Masood | Recently it was announced that Saudi Arabia generated a fiscal deficit of about $ 85 billion in the year 2016, which was...

Will Trump continue ‘Pivot to Asia’ policy to contain China?

Abdul Rahim | The U.S’s Pivot to Asia The inauguration of President Trump will restructure U.S foreign policy with a greater emphasis on controlling a ‘rising...

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