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The deeper politics of deep sea ports

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a development strategy of the Chinese government aimed at enhancing regional connectivity and cooperation among the Eurasian countries—primarily the People’s Republic of China and the countries that spread along the historically famous land-based Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) and the Maritime Silk Road (MSR).

Pakistan decides

op01EIGHTY six million voters went to polls to elect the National Assembly of Pakistan on May 11. All interest was focused on Pakistan to see whether the elections could be held at all and who wins.

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Will Nawaz Sharif be a game changer?

THE 2013 elections in Pakistan, historic in more than one sense, have thrown up interesting results. Though many had predicted the victory of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz, PML-N), but it surpassed many expectations and estimates as it performed extremely well both in the National Assembly and Provincial Assemblies in spite of the challenge of so-called PTI (Pakistan Tehreek Insaf) tsunami. It was expected that the PTI which campaigned very hard and promised 'Naya Pakistan' would make a dent into PML-N constituency. The voters turnout according to some estimate was sixty percent which may have helped the PTI in gaining more than thirty seats in the National Assembly for the first time. It has emerged as the third political force after the PML-N and the Pakistan's Peoples Party (PPP)....

November 4, 2019
November 4, 2019

The deeper politics of deep sea ports

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a development strategy of the Chinese government aimed at enhancing regional connectivity and cooperation among the Eurasian countries—primarily the People’s Republic of China and the countries that spread along the historically famous land-based Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) and the Maritime Silk Road (MSR).

May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013

Pakistan decides

op01EIGHTY six million voters went to polls to elect the National Assembly of Pakistan on May 11. All interest was focused on Pakistan to see whether the elections could be held at all and who wins.

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May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013

Will Nawaz Sharif be a game changer?

THE 2013 elections in Pakistan, historic in more than one sense, have thrown up interesting results. Though many had predicted the victory of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz, PML-N), but it surpassed many expectations and estimates as it performed extremely well both in the National Assembly and Provincial Assemblies in spite of the challenge of so-called PTI (Pakistan Tehreek Insaf) tsunami. It was expected that the PTI which campaigned very hard and promised 'Naya Pakistan' would make a dent into PML-N constituency. The voters turnout according to some estimate was sixty percent which may have helped the PTI in gaining more than thirty seats in the National Assembly for the first time. It has emerged as the third political force after the PML-N and the Pakistan's Peoples Party (PPP)....

May 11, 2013
May 11, 2013

Trends in international arms transfer 2012: Does it ring any bell?

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), established in 1996,is an independent international institute dedicated for research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. SIPRI has released a report in March 2013 on trends in international arms transfers 2012.
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May 11, 2013
May 11, 2013

A tsunami, but what sort?

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak blamed the losses suffered by his ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) on a "Chinese tsunami".
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May 11, 2013
May 11, 2013
May 4, 2013
May 4, 2013

The darker side

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May 4, 2013
May 4, 2013

Redefining 'global commons'

JUXTAPOSING India's per capita water availability (1.170 cum/person/year) – i.e. lowering than the global water index vis-à-vis the Chinese geo-political assertiveness against India – to undertake gigantic water resource projects raises serious security alarms in the South Asian regime. With China recently turning down India's proposal to pursue a joint bilateral mechanism, it is necessary to assess China's unilateral self-interest in curbing its widening water deficit at the cost of accentuating the lower riparian stress.

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May 4, 2013
May 4, 2013

Is Pakistan a failing state?

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April 27, 2013