China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

Pakistan Reels under Mounting Economic Pressures


Rampant inflation and moribund growth could well threaten the political stability of the country.

Making Pakistan’s Geo-economic Dreams a Reality

cc Flickr U.S. Institute of Peace, modified,

Pakistan has long inhabited a highly strategic space in Asia. It’s time to start leveraging that advantage for the nation’s development.

CPEC & State Capture in Pakistan

Lahore, CC Flickr, Umair Khan, Modified,,

The Pakistani military’s creeping influence over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) could be a case of history repeating.

Gwadar Attack Highlights Risks to Belt and Road’s CPEC

GwadarPort, cc Bjoertvedt, modified, Wiki Commons,

An attack on a luxury hotel by Baloch separatists has brought the risks imperiling the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) into sharp relief.

The Great Game Revived: Pakistan’s Interests in Afghanistan

PakistanGrungeFlag, cc Flickr Nicolas Raymond, Flickr, Modified,,

With a US pullout likely, regional players are scrambling to shore up their long-term interests in Afghanistan. This article examines the military and economic objectives driving Pakistan’s foreign policy there.

Pakistan IMF Bailout Talks Spinning their Tires

LagardeIMF, cc Flickr Valsts kanceleja/ State Chancellery, modified,

In Pakistan’s failed IMF talks, we see growing friction between the old and the new financial word orders.

Belt and Rage: China Consulate Attacked in Karachi

Chinaflag, cc Nicholas Raymond, modified,

The attack in Karachi reflects animosity toward Chinese investment in Pakistan’s tribal regions. It may also be a sign of things to come.

Backgrounder: Pakistan Election

PakistanElectionProcession, cc Flickr Wasif Malik, modified,

Millions of Pakistanis will head to the polls on July 25 to elect a new government, braving a wave of election-related violence across the country.

Pakistan Teeters on the Brink of Economic Crisis

PakistanRupee, cc Abbas dhothar , modified,

In an echo of the country’s brush with catastrophe in 2013, Pakistan is once again hurtling toward a currency crisis.

Kashmir’s Geopolitical Significance is Growing by the Day

TjamAPrad, cc Wikipedia Woudloper, modified,

New connectivity projects like the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the International North-South Transportation Corridor are making Kashmir more geopolitically important than ever before.

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