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Chinese demands to Malaysia highlight China’s growing challenges!

James M. Dorsey |  A Chinese demand for the extradition of 11 Uyghurs from Malaysia puts the spotlight on China’s roll-out of one of the...

The real difference between PTI and PML-N

Muhammad Talha | With the next general elections around the corner, all political parties of Pakistan are girding up their loins to enter the political...

Modi tells Congress not to give lectures on democracy

News Analysis | On February 7 2018, India’s Prime Minister issued merciless statements against the Congress in Lok Sabha starting from the partition-caused by congress’...

US suspends economic aid to Pakistan

News Analysis | On February 6, 2018 the US House of Representatives joined the Senate to end economic aid to Pakistan through a bill which...

Telenor bags startup awards as sales dip

News Desk | The final quarter of 2017 has not been the brightest for Telenor Pakistan, one of the leading GSM services in the country....

Nawaz Sharif hoping to transform Sindh “if given the chance”

News Analysis | Disqualified ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif has declared to transform Sindh, if given the chance in the next general elections of 2018. In a...

Pakistan’s budget deficit could expand due to election spending

News Analysis | The World Bank, on Wednesday, warned Pakistan that its budget deficit may increase due to weak tax revenues, expenditure escalation and increasing...

Promise delivered! KP education rankings come out on top

Aisha Sarwari | The success of policymaking is rooted in collection and analysis of relevant data. It provides evidence to make sound decisions especially in...

Shaukat Khanum 23rd anniversary

Nasir Azeem | Few days back Shaukat Khanum Hospital celebrated 23 years of it's foundation on 29th of December, the date on which Imran Khan's...

South Asia: shaky state of affairs, uncertain future

Andrew Korybko | South Asia is simmering as China and India wrestle with one another for influence in this strategic region. The two nominal BRICS...

CPEC: Pakistan’s quest for energy security

 Asia Maqsood | Sufficient supply of energy is central to industry, transport, infrastructure, information technology, agriculture and households. Besides, economic growth and higher standard of...

GB chief promoting tourism while traders continue to strike

News Analysis | The province of Gilgit-Baltistan has invited private airlines to collaborate with the regional government and start off local flights to the scenic...

CPEC: A Chinese Vision Since 2005

Saeed Afridi | China’s rise has been attributed to the successful implementation of its ‘Dual Track’ transition policy based on gradual, incremental and near-constant reform...

USAID has no issues with Russian investment in Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline

News Analysis | Mission Director of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Jerry Bisson, has said that the US has no issues in Russian...

Iran’s good relations with Pakistan and India stops the US from...

Adam Garrie | India-Pakistan relations have become notably unhealthy in the age of Premier Narendra Modi, however, both countries continue to share something which separates...

“China’s Belt & Road” distracting US?

M K Bhadrakumar | While addressing the "Centre for International and Strategic Studies" in Washington last Monday in a speech titled ‘Defining Our Relationship with...

Talk about economy but mend your ways, Sir

Ejaz Haider | HISTORY PROVES THAT ECONOMIC SECURITY MUST PRECEDE HARD SECURITY Some days ago, Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa delivered a keynote address at...

Who is responsible for decline in Pakistan’s economic growth: Oil prices...

News Analysis | In view of the fluctuation in global oil prices, the government on Saturday announced an increase of up to Rs 4 per...

The Abe-Modi summit was really an anti-OBOR summit

Andrew Korybko | The Japanese premier met his Indian counterpart earlier this week during their yearly summit, and while nothing overly noteworthy in and of...

Pakistani businessman’s dreams of “CPEC fortunes” getting frustrated?

Pakistan’s business community is becoming increasingly disillusioned with the CPEC initiative. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor was touted to be a once-in-a-generation opportunity for business...

Is Karachi the sixth worst city to live in?

News Analysis | With a grim performance on all the aspects of human development, The Economic Intelligence Unit has unsurprisingly ranked Karachi as the sixth...

The Gulf crisis: Qatar’s 2022 World Cup moves into the firing...

James M. Dorsey | A French investigation into possible corruption in business deals related to Qatar’s winning of World Cup hosting rights moved the 2022 tournament a...

The lie we tell ourselves to justify British rule

M. Usama Khawar | There's a popular narrative that floats around the subcontinent, like a safety net we revert to in times of need, that...

Education in KPK: Government’s steps towards betterment

Miangul Majid Khan | As soon as the PTI-led KP government came into power in 2013, it declared an education emergency in the province. As part...

Will OBOR help China to overcome its economic crisis?

China caught the world’s eyes with its high-profile global forum on the so-called Belt and Road Initiative in Beijing on 14-15 May 2017. The developmental blueprint,...

Non-alignment of Pakistan is needed to survive the new Great Game

Saud Bin Ahsen | The term “Great Game” has been used in different contexts to describe geostrategic struggles between various powers at different times. It...

Baluchistan’s Real Tragedy: Politics & Corruption continue to drive “Jobs &...

Ishaq Ali | Baluchistan always remains in the spotlight; from insurgency to sectarian killings and from mutilated dead bodies to stories of missing persons. One...

PML-N’s obssesion with building white elephants to win elections

NEARLY 20 years after it opened, Pakistan’s first motorway still has a desolate feel. There is scant traffic along the 375 KM link between...

Trump promises ‘America first’ and riddance of Islamic terror in his...

Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States and the new leader of the global world made a disappointing and banal speech catering...

Will Ivanka Trump Be the Most Powerful First Daughter in History?

Ivanka Trump is about to become the most influential first daughter since Alice Roosevelt Longworth. But can she do so without damaging her own...

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