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.
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.
March 25, 2019
China in Djibouti: The Power of Ports
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Basil M. Karatzas.
January 14, 2019
India Doubles Down on Chabahar Gambit
By Sudha Ramachandran
India continues its investment in the Iranian port, but the project's success is far from guaranteed.
October 05, 2018
Gwadar: Emerging Port City or Chinese Colony?
By Logan Pauley and Hamza Shad
Pakistan must take care that Gwadar doesn't become a Chinese “state within a state.”
July 24, 2018
National Ambitions Meet Local Opposition Along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
By Michael Kovrig
Pakistan's central government is all-in on CPEC. But at key points, local communities are resisting.
May 01, 2018
Gwadar’s Water Crisis
By Mariyam Suleman
Gwadar, the regional hub of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor struggles with continuous water crisis after years of chronic water shortages.
February 09, 2018
A New China Military Base in Pakistan?
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Reports about Beijing trying to acquire another facility there could have significant consequences for the region.
November 09, 2017
Can Russia Piggyback on China’s ‘String of Pearls’?
By Nicholas Trickett
Russia looks to gain an advantage from the glut of infrastructure projects in Pakistan, Iran, and India.
July 07, 2017
How India is Playing its Indian Ocean Ace Card
By Jeff M. Smith
A closer look at New Delhi's renewed focus on the Andamans.
June 17, 2017
What’s Happening at Pakistan’s Gwadar Port?
By Zofeen T Ebrahim
Despite big promises, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is yet to deliver local benefits.
February 08, 2017
CPEC and the Baloch Insurgency
By Shazar Shafqat
Balochistan stands to gain little from the massive project, despite being in desperate need of economic opportunity.