Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party, speaks with a Reuters correspondent during an interview on July 29, 2017 at his home in the hills of Bani Gala on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Caren Firouz—Reuters By Charlie Campbell / Islamabad June 28, 2018 The potholed road to Imran Khan’s home in
Md Jahangir Alam, Awami League nominated mayor candidate in Gazipur City Corporation elections, shows V-sign for victory in a post-polls reaction at the office of Gazipur returning officer on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo: Palash Khan Mahfuz Anam, Editor the Daily Star, Bangladesh June 29, 2018 The much-awaited Gazipur city election is over, the “we-knew-it-from-before”
Report 297 / Asia 29 June 2018 The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, opened in 2015, could bring needed jobs and investment to Pakistan. But many projects also risk widening social divides and heightening political tensions along the route. With Beijing’s support, Islamabad should seek the public’s input to ensure equity in economic gains. What’s new? Pakistani
China’s hasty international investments are beginning to drag down its own economy. By David G. Landry June 27, 2018 China’s President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sept. 4, 2015. (LINTAO ZHANG/AFP/Getty Images) In a sense, the Sicomines resources-for-infrastructure
Indian state’s government admits for the first time that the terrorist group is operating in the region A Kashmiri man carries an Islamic State group flag during clashes between protesters and Indian government forces in Srinagar on June 16. (Photo by Tauseef Mustafa/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar India June 28, 2018 The so-called Islamic State (IS)
May 28, 2018 By AIC Research Fellow Gabriela Billini The United States has now withdrawn from the JCPOA, citing Iran’s failure to comply with its commitments, despite repeated confirmation from a diverse array of partners who solidly confirm the opposite. There have been accusations since the JCPOA’s signing that Iran has not acted in the
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
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
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.
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
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
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 –
2 March 2019 M. Adil Khan Whole thing started with Pulwama in Kashmir in Indian Kashmir where a suicide bomber attacked an Indian army convoy and killed 40 soldiers. The incident has happened in the wake of upcoming general election in India which also coincides with Modi’s plummeting popularity that have made some people looking
Taj Hashmi 1 March 2019 Dear Gowher: In hindsight, I think I should have written this letter ten years back, days after you became the International Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. I am sorry, I failed miserably to perform my duty as a friend towards a very good old friend on time.