Jun 13 , 2020
China's Belt and Road Initiative is being tested by COVID-19, as several host countries have requested debt relief. How China proceeds will determine the overall success of the initiative.
Apr 16 , 2020
Pakistan is struggling to contain COVID-19 due to a lack of resources and its flawed government systems. But rather than facing the blame of starting the pandemic, China will emerge as a benefactor and ally, in the minds of the Pakistani public.
Feb 25 , 2020
The assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani caused an already tense U.S.-Iran relationship to move further into disarray. Not spared from the chaos was China, whose diplomatic and economic agenda in South Asia is now in jeopardy.
Oct 29 , 2019
Due to Pakistan’s flawed policies, Iran has become the new favorite BRI country of China in the South Asian and Middle Eastern region.
Aug 23 , 2019
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has not been as successful as Beijing and Islamabad expected it to be. Why did the plan pan out poorly, how can Pakistan recover without severing its ties with China, and where does the United States fit in?
Jul 15 , 2019
Amid a global wave of criticism of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a significant funding cut of the flagship BRI project in Pakistan signals a possible stumbling block for China.
May 15 , 2019
Malaysia’s renegotiation of the East Coast Rail Link proved that Belt and Road Initiative projects can be significantly overpriced. This marks a dangerous trend for China, if other BRI host countries follow the path of Malaysia.
Apr 10 , 2019
An Indo-Pakistan conflict was prevented from turning into full blown war by China and other countries. However, the threat for future conflict between both countries lingers on.
Dec 18 , 2018
The Baloch insurgency in Pakistan is now targeting Chinese-investments. The Pakistani government alleges that India wants to sabotage its relationship with China by supporting the insurgents.
Aug 17 , 2018
On July 13, the Balochistan province of Pakistan witnessed its worst ever terrorist attack, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a local election rally in Mastung district. Radical trends among youth in this region not only threaten the stability of Pakistan but also the future of Pakistan’s proclaimed economic savior – the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.