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Can Pakistan Protect CPEC?
May 20, 2019
Can Pakistan Protect CPEC?
An attack on a luxury hotel in the heart of Gwadar proves that Pakistan's military-centric approach is failing.
Can Pakistan Protect CPEC?
Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges to Regional Connectivity
April 19, 2019
Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges to Regional Connectivity
Afghanistan has a long and difficult road to transition from an aid dependent economy to a trade and transit economy.
Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges to Regional Connectivity
CPEC Emboldens China and Pakistan’s Joint Effort to Manage Militancy
April 06, 2019
CPEC Emboldens China and Pakistan’s Joint Effort to Manage Militancy
China is doubling down on Pakistan – and this time, it's determined to keep militancy from damaging the relationship.
CPEC Emboldens China and Pakistan’s Joint Effort to Manage Militancy
Will China’s Plans for Gwadar Destroy Fishermen’s Livelihood?
April 03, 2019
Will China’s Plans for Gwadar Destroy Fishermen’s Livelihood?
Development around the coastal city, the heart of CPEC, has local fishing communities worried for the future.
Will China’s Plans for Gwadar Destroy Fishermen’s Livelihood?
Examining Crime and Terrorism Along China’s Belt and Road
March 08, 2019
Examining Crime and Terrorism Along China’s Belt and Road
In 2017, I asked if Xi Jinping’s signature strategy was increasing crime and terrorism. Today, are we any closer to an answer?
Examining Crime and Terrorism Along China’s Belt and Road
China’s Vision for the Belt and Road in South Asia
March 02, 2019
China’s Vision for the Belt and Road in South Asia
What progress has the BRI made in South Asia thus far?
China’s Vision for the Belt and Road in South Asia
Gilgit-Baltistan: Pakistan’s Geopolitical Loophole
February 16, 2019
Gilgit-Baltistan: Pakistan’s Geopolitical Loophole
The disputed territory remains caught in limbo: neither a province nor self-administered.
Gilgit-Baltistan: Pakistan’s Geopolitical Loophole
Why Saudi Arabia Joining CPEC Matters
February 02, 2019
Why Saudi Arabia Joining CPEC Matters
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, while a bilateral project, has ample space for additional partners to invest.
Why Saudi Arabia Joining CPEC Matters
Why Is China Vulnerable to Terrorism in Pakistan?
January 12, 2019
Why Is China Vulnerable to Terrorism in Pakistan?
Pakistan needs effective counterterrorism strategies to maintain strong bilateral ties with China.
Why Is China Vulnerable to Terrorism in Pakistan?
Attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi: Not the First Nor the Last
December 04, 2018
Attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi: Not the First Nor the Last
To make sense of the attack, one has to dive into the complexities of Karachi itself.
Attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi: Not the First Nor the Last
Why Balochs Are Targeting China
November 26, 2018
Why Balochs Are Targeting China
CPEC, Balochistan, and unresolved political issues are a potent mix.
Why Balochs Are Targeting China
After Khan's Visit, Pakistan Doubles Down on China Dependence
November 09, 2018
After Khan's Visit, Pakistan Doubles Down on China Dependence
Imran Khan's visit to China shows Pakistan remains dependent on its patron -- and will for the foreseeable future.
After Khan's Visit, Pakistan Doubles Down on China Dependence
Is the Crown Jewel of the Belt and Road Losing Its Shine?
October 24, 2018
Is the Crown Jewel of the Belt and Road Losing Its Shine?
A new report suggests that Pakistan’s new government is rethinking CPEC. What does that mean for the whole BRI?
Is the Crown Jewel of the Belt and Road Losing Its Shine?
Gwadar: Emerging Port City or Chinese Colony?
October 05, 2018
Gwadar: Emerging Port City or Chinese Colony?
Pakistan must take care that Gwadar doesn't become a Chinese “state within a state.”
Gwadar: Emerging Port City or Chinese Colony?
The Coming of Pakistan-China ‘Entente Cordiale 2.0’
September 18, 2018
The Coming of Pakistan-China ‘Entente Cordiale 2.0’
A relationship previously specific in scope has expanded beyond closed diplomatic corridors, bringing new challenges.
The Coming of Pakistan-China ‘Entente Cordiale 2.0’
Michael Kugelman on Pakistan's Future Under Imran Khan
August 20, 2018
Michael Kugelman on Pakistan's Future Under Imran Khan
What will Pakistan’s foreign policy look like under new Prime Minister Imran Khan?
Michael Kugelman on Pakistan's Future Under Imran Khan
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