• Tackling Corruption: Why Saudi Prince Mohammed’s approach raises questions0

    By James M. Dorsey Leave aside for a moment questions of due process. Analysis of  Saudi Arabia’s three largest corporate failures explains why Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent moves look more like a power and asset grab than a credible effort to eradicate corruption. Dependency on government contracts was at the core of the

  • Cyber Securitization: Need of the Hour for Pakistan0

    by Ahyousha Khan November 24, 2017 Security ensures survivability of a state. No state in history has survived without securing itself. However, what is security for a state is debatable. But, most states consider they are secure if their physical boundaries are intact. Nevertheless, the invention of information technology and cyberspace has considerably changed these

  • China’s One Belt One Road Initiatives: India’s Concern and Balancing Act0

      INTRODUCTION One Belt One Road (OBOR) is China’s ambitious and expansionary project announced by Chinese government led by President Xi Jinping in 2013, instantly after elected as a President of People’s Republic of China. This policy emphasized or designed to enhance connectivity and economic interaction between countries of the three continents including Asia, Europe

  • South Asian Nuclear Problem0

    by Syed Zain Jaffery November 23, 2017 In over a decade, India has expanded its nuclear weapons capability, especially after getting a civil nuclear cooperation deal from the United States in 2008. India got this deal as result of a policy shift in the U.S. administration, and that was more likely to contain the emerging China.

  • Commercial terms call into question China’s win-win Belt and Road initiative0

      By James M. Dorsey In a rare challenging of Chinese commercial terms that underlie the country’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative, Pakistan and Nepal have withdrawn from two dam-building deals. The withdrawal coincides with mounting questions in Pakistan, a crown jewel in Chinese geo-strategic ambition, about what some see as a neo-colonial effort to

  • US Policy Towards Iran: Uncertainty Under Trump0

    by Kimberley Anne Nazareth Nov 21, 2017 The future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) most commonly known as the Iran Deal has been called into question as a result of the Trump’s policy towards Iran. The President seems to be making good on his campaign promises with respect to Iran. He has

  • Concerns, Causes, and Countermeasures to the Rohingya Problem0

    By Dr. Habib Siddiqui In the last four months, since August 2017, more than 615,000 natives of Arakan – the Rohingya Muslims and Hindus – have been forced to leave their native land to settle in Bangladesh as a refugee. They have left behind everything that was important to them and even family members –


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