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Syed Basim Raza

Syed Basim Raza

Syed Basim Raza is a researcher at the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad. He works with the China Pakistan Study Center of ISSI, and his research focuses on China-Pakistan relations, South Asian politics, and Pakistan’s foreign policy.

Posts by Syed Basim Raza
September 15, 2023

What China’s Diplomatic Push in Afghanistan Means for Regional Stability

By Ureeda Khan and Syed Basim Raza
China's new ambassadorial appointment lays the groundwork for intensified cooperation between China and Afghanistan. That will have implications for Pakistan as well.

August 17, 2023

2 Years of Taliban Diplomacy

By Syed Basim Raza and Ureeda Khan
Despite lacking diplomatic recognition from any state, the Taliban government has been engaged in talks with regional players.
August 12, 2023

China-Pakistan-Iran Trilateral Security Consultation: Better Late Than Never

By Syed Basim Raza and Muhammad Shoaib
The trilateral consultation serves the interests of all parties. Why did it take so many years to launch the effort? 

June 07, 2023

The Myth of Rifts in China-Pakistan Relations

By Muhammad Shoaib and Syed Basim Raza
A new discourse has emerged that China-Pakistan relations are in trouble, but that idea is not backed up by facts. 

May 23, 2023

Why Did China and India Support a UN Resolution Acknowledging ‘Russian Aggression Against Ukraine’?

By Syed Basim Raza and Ureeda Khan
China and India have consistently abstained from taking a strong stand on the Ukraine invasion. What explains their latest U.N. vote?

May 09, 2023

What Did Pakistan’s FM Accomplish at the SCO Meeting in India?

By Ureeda Khan and Syed Basim Raza
Bilateral relations between Pakistan and India remain stagnant, but that was not the goal of Bhutto Zardari’s trip.
April 29, 2023

The SCO Meeting in India: A Chance for India and Pakistan to Turn a New Page?

By Syed Basim Raza
Pakistan’s foreign minister will be traveling to India to attend the summit, making him the first high-ranking Pakistani official to visit India since 2014. 

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