• Long Term Plan: The Core of CPEC0

    • Blog
    • December 11, 2017

      The LTP is the most detailed long-term plan that has ever been proposed for Pakistan, and its ramifications for the economy are deep and broad. Contrary to the image of CPEC as an enterprise involving roads and power plants, the LTP shows that the real nature of the engagement with China that is about


    • Blog
    • December 10, 2017

    India’s Roads Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the government would soon announce a policy for 15% blending of methanol in petrol, by producing methanol from coal. A few days back, Mr. Nitin Gadkari announced that he would promote urea project from human urine to reduce the import of urea fertilizers. Reading the two above

  • China leverages Belt and Road investment to shape Pakistan’s political environment0

    By James M. Dorsey A Chinese decision to redevelop criteria for the funding of infrastructure projects that are part of the $50 billion plus China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a key pillar of the People’s Republic’s Belt and Road Initiative, seemingly amounts to an effort to enhance the Pakistani military’s stake in the country’s economy

  • Forgotten Indian history: The brutal Maratha invasions of Bengal0

    • Blog
    • December 10, 2017

    For medieval India history, incidents that don’t fit into an overarching Hindu versus Muslim narrative tend to be removed from popular discourse. The 1741 Maratha invasion of Bengal is one such example. Dec 21, 2015  Shoaib Daniyal Road names often have a story to tell. In Calcutta, given its long continuous history, even more so.


  • Insurance for ‘Loss and Damage’: Still an illusion for the vulnerable countries.0

    By Zulker Naeen December 1, 2017 During the last two decades, the UNFCCC focus has shifted from ‘mitigation’ to ‘mitigation and adaptation.’ And it now finally included ‘Loss and Damage’ in its current agenda. The emergence of ‘Loss and Damage’ as a focus area of the international climate policy arena is caused by the realization

  • Saudi Arabia’s Lebanon gamble may pay off0

      By James M. Dorsey Time will tell, but Saudi Arabia’s gamble to pressure Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed, Lebanese Shiite militia, by forcing Saad Hariri, the country’s prime minister, to resign, may be paying off despite widespread perceptions that the manoeuvre backfired. Broad international support for Mr. Hariri following his announcement from Riyadh in a speech

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  • Asma Jahangir: The street fighter

    Asma Jahangir: The street fighter

    OBITUARY Asma Jahangir (1952-2018): The human rights icon from Pakistan was a feisty street fighter The renowned senior lawyer suffered from a cardiac arrest and died in Lahore on Sunday. Saroop Ijaz  11/2/2018 This article was first published on The Herald in 2016. Asma Jahangir admonishes police personnel at a protest against the Election Commission of Pakistan

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