New Pakistan PM, Shehbaz Sharif’s key priorities will be addressing the country’s economic challenges, keeping a disparate coalition of right-wing and left-leaning parties together and a foreign policy less hostile to the west. While with India, people-to-people ties could get a boost and there is scope for resumption of bilateral trade via the Wagah-Attari land crossing. However, Sharif has limited political capital for any big ticket initiatives.
Pakistan’s ties with the US have witnessed a downward slope as a result of its increasing proximity to China in recent years. Pakistan PM, Imran Khan’s decision to visit the US amid the Russia-Ukraine crisis, and its decision to not support a US-sponsored resolution against Russia for its aggression vis-à-vis Ukraine have led to a further deterioration in ties.
The five day visit of senior officials from four Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to China is important for a number of reasons.
While it is always important to have realistic expectations in the context of India-Pakistan relations, it is important not to be excessively pessimistic. The Kartarpur corridor has been dubbed as a corridor of peace, potential and prosperity and its reopening is an important step which could open up many vistas.
This article looks at the Indo-Pacific with a critical lens. It seeks to answer why the Indo-Pacific is a region of great importance in the arena of international affairs today, and examines the nature of recent military developments with a tangential focus on the changing role of the state actors in the economic and strategic dealings of the region.
This article looks through the journey of the United States of America in the action against climate change. It talks about how the change in the Presidential office over the past few years have affected the position of the USA in terms of their leadership in climate neutrality, as well as their stand in the fight against climate change. From President Obama, to President Trump, to now President Biden, we see a reversal in policies and rules when it comes to decisions pertaining to the environment, and its future.
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In this article, the author discusses how the energy politics in the Middle East has shifted from energy to Geo-strategic importance.
With the global economy in a constant decline coupled with the gradual decline of the United States, and China constantly vying to replace it as the global hegemon, the answer lies in China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The author seeks to illustrate how the OBOR is going to be the Marshall Plan of the 21st century.