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CPEC is the perfect opportunity for Pakistan to pivot to Africa

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Korybko

All Great Powers, including most recently even Russia and India, are increasingly expanding their influence in Africa as they seek to take part in the continent’s expected growth across this century, and CPEC provides the perfect opportunity for Pakistan to pivot there too so long as the country’s decision makers are aware of its many opportunities and s

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Is Chabahar becoming India’s ‘Achilles heel’?

  0 comments   |     by Salman Rafi Sheikh

Notwithstanding the potential and the role that Iran sees the Chabahar port will play in somewhat helping her escape the US sanctions, the port’s business potential continues to remain under-utilised and under-productive, causing Iran to worry about its future, leading it to seek out other countries that might invest in the port to meet its true potential. In la

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US, India, Japan lack Beijing’s financial muscle to challenge China at Indo-Pacific

  0 comments   |     by South Asian report

Australia, India, Japan and the US lack the financial muscle to challenge China’s vast infrastructure funding initiative in the Indo-Pacific, and should rather focus on alternative strengths according to London-based think tank the Henry Jackson Society (HJS). In a report released on Wednesday (AEDT), the HJS highlights shortcomings in the four countries&rsquo

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Blowback from India’s strategic blunder in Bhutan?

  0 comments   |     by Bhim Bhurtel

Dr Lotay Tshering, DNT president and Prime Minister of Bhutan New Delhi was rattled by Bhutan’s October 18 general election, the outcome of which may soon accelerate the decline of India’s influence over the Himalayan kingdom. The center-left Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT, Bhutan United Party) won 30 seats out o

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Pakistan: The Global Pivot State

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Korybko

Pakistan’s promising economic potential, international connectivity capabilities, and unparalleled geostrategic location combine with its world-class military and proven diplomatic finesse over the decades to turn the South Asian country into the global pivot state of the 21stcentury. As astounding as it may sound to most observers, th

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Chinese Aircraft Carrier to be Sold to Pakistan

  0 comments   |     by Vladimir Terekhov

On February 5, the online naval defense magazine Navy Recognition (part of a group of similar online publications registered in Belgium), made a vague reference to certain plans China has for its “military and foreign policies”, reporting the sensational

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India Plays Hardball with China

  0 comments   |     by Harsh V Pant

After a year of turmoil in Sino-Indian relations, India hosted Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao last week with a degree of fanfare. Wen's visit came at a time of newfound assertiveness in India's China policy. Having tried to brush significant divergences with Beijing under the carpet for years, New Delhi policymakers have been forced to acknowledge -- if grudgingly

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The UN: An Instrument of Western Aggression

  0 comments   |     by Ghali Hassan

On 19 March the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) succumbed to the usual threats and coercions by the U.S. and voted to impose a “no-fly” zone and declare war on Libya on the pretext to “protect Libyan civilians” from violence. History shows that the UN does not have a record of protecting civilians, but a record of legitimising Western

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Blasts in India-assisted hydropower project site in Nepal

  0 comments   |     by South Asian Monitor

Unidentified group has exploded three improvised explosive devices near the powerhouse of under construction Arun III Hydropower project, which is being developed with India’s assistance in the eastern part of the Himalayan nation, according to a media report. The incident happened on Thursday near the power house of the hydroproject that led to the damage of

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China outreach to Bhutan poses fresh challenge to India

  0 comments   |     by Sachin Parashar

cultural event held in the presence of newly appointed Chinese consul general to Kolkata, Zha Liyou As China seeks to intensify engagement with Bhutan, a country it does not have diplomatic relations with, Chinese ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui is visiting Thimphu again, starting Tuesday. China’s Bhutan outreach p

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