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How CPEC Left Behind the People of Gwadar
June 30, 2020

How CPEC Left Behind the People of Gwadar

By Mariyam Suleman
The locals of Gwadar have little to show from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor – except for broken promises.

Pakistan’s ‘Occupied Balochistan’
June 22, 2020

Pakistan’s ‘Occupied Balochistan’

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Drawing parallels with Bosnia, Palestine, and Kashmir, the Balochistan National Party chief accused the state of colonizing the region.
Pakistan’s Climate Wake-up Call
June 01, 2020

Pakistan’s Climate Wake-up Call

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The temporary blue skies brought by the COVID-19 slowdown have inspired soul-searching over Pakistan’s current development path.

Is Pakistan’s Economy Recovering?
February 07, 2020

Is Pakistan’s Economy Recovering?

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
While there are positive signs, the IMF bailout conditions continue to pinch for average Pakistanis.

What CPEC Means for China’s Middle East Relations
January 22, 2020

What CPEC Means for China’s Middle East Relations

By Nader Habibi and Hans Yue Zhu
CPEC will significantly enhance China’s capacity to expand her economic and strategic relations with energy-rich Middle Eastern countries.

Has the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Stalled?
October 07, 2019

Has the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Stalled?

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
In a break from earlier feverish optimism, discussions about the CPEC have become more muted in Pakistan.

In Pakistan’s Thar Desert, Opposition to New Coal Projects Grows
September 26, 2019

In Pakistan’s Thar Desert, Opposition to New Coal Projects Grows

By Rabiya Jaffery
“Pakistan’s future cannot be coal.”
Can China Solve Pakistan’s Energy Crisis?
June 12, 2019

Can China Solve Pakistan’s Energy Crisis?

By Sheraz Aziz
CPEC has great promise, but Pakistan must be clear-eyed about the environmental and political costs.

Can Pakistan Protect CPEC?
May 20, 2019

Can Pakistan Protect CPEC?

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
An attack on a luxury hotel in the heart of Gwadar proves that Pakistan's military-centric approach is failing.

Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges to Regional Connectivity
April 19, 2019

Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges to Regional Connectivity

By Mariam Safi and Bismellah Alizada
Afghanistan has a long and difficult road to transition from an aid dependent economy to a trade and transit economy.

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

By Saira H. Basit
China is doubling down on Pakistan – and this time, it's determined to keep militancy from damaging the relationship.
Will China’s Plans for Gwadar Destroy Fishermen’s Livelihood?
April 03, 2019

Will China’s Plans for Gwadar Destroy Fishermen’s Livelihood?

By Mariyam Suleman
Development around the coastal city, the heart of CPEC, has local fishing communities worried for the future.

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