Research Brief

Should Saudi Arabia take interest in the CPEC?

Should Saudi Arabia take interest in the CPEC?

Executive Summary Saudi Arabia has a highly oil-dependent economy with trembling growth rates since last few years. It is finding a way to spur a recovery. Vision 2030 has been announced to restructure the economy and hence achieve sustainable growth in forthcoming years. The epochal CPEC has been envisaged as […]

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Pakistan’s New Rising Ethnonationalist Faultlines

Pakistan’s New Rising Ethnonationalist Faultlines

This research brief emphasizes on the ethnonationalist wave of terrorism in Pakistan and its dynamics. This brief seeks to address the contemporary context of ethnonationalism and the mounting concerns of the issue. It attempts to understand the ground reality of the proxy wars imposed on Pakistan by enemy forces in […]

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Synchronization of Interests: Emerging Strategic Partnerships between China, Russia and Pakistan in a Brave New World

Synchronization of Interests: Emerging Strategic Partnerships between China, Russia and Pakistan in a Brave New World

Briefs, Global Issues, Research Brief February 15, 2017 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

The dawn of 21st century introduced a new dynamic in power politics and relationships in the globe. Nations fractured, insurgencies grown, societies faltered, and faiths challenged. The genesis of this new age impacted every region on earth. Asia- which hosts many of the world’s fastest growing economies- is significantly impacted […]

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Comparison of Economic Growth under Democracy and Dictatorship: Comparing Musharraf Era to the Post 2007 Regimes

Comparison of Economic Growth under Democracy and Dictatorship: Comparing Musharraf Era to the Post 2007 Regimes

Briefs, Domestic, Research Brief, Trade and Economics January 31, 2017 at 12:58 pm 0 comments

Economies have different historical backgrounds and operate under sundry government structures. Every ruler comes up with his own economic and social policies which broadly affects the nation either in a positive or a negative way. In Pakistan, the political instability played a very crucial role in maneuvering the economic trends. […]

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The Gambit of the Privatization of PIA

The Gambit of the Privatization of PIA

Briefs, Domestic, Research Brief, Trade and Economics January 29, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

PIA is a government owned entity which was once considered  one of the top carriers around the globe  but over the past few years, its financial situation is abysmal. Some scholars blame basic flaws in the managerial and administrative structure whereas others emphasise on corruption in PIA. However, the real […]

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Comparative Analysis of Gwadar and Chabahar: The Two Rival Ports

Comparative Analysis of Gwadar and Chabahar: The Two Rival Ports

About 80 percent of the world trade is carried out by sea-borne routes. This indicates the importance of warm water sea ports. The South Asian region has great significance since it is located in a region where most of the world’s sea trade passes. Rapid changes are underway in this […]

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Indus Water Treaty and the Case for Hydro-hegemony

Indus Water Treaty and the Case for Hydro-hegemony

Briefs, Geopolitics, Research Brief, South Asia December 5, 2016 at 11:52 am 0 comments

The past few days have seen a rise of war hysteria between Pakistan and India. India seems bent on pushing its neighbor towards isolation, and while Pakistan has shown resilience and done its utmost to take a stand on the Kashmir issue, there are some strategic concerns that need to […]

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US Elections: The Presidency of Donald Trump

US Elections: The Presidency of Donald Trump

Briefs, Geopolitics, North America, Research Brief November 10, 2016 at 2:54 pm 1 comment

The election of Donald J Trump as President Elect of the United States in the 2016 elections has come as a shock for many. The controversial nature of Trump’s presidential campaign has raised many apprehensions inside the USA and around the world. CSCR has formulated a research Brief highlighting his […]

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Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement

Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement

India and the United States signed Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) in Washington DC on 29th August 2016. By virtue of this agreement, both India and United States will be able to access each other’s military facilities for fuelling and logistics support on a reimbursable basis. This agreement permits […]

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IS (Daesh) in Bangladesh and India

IS (Daesh) in Bangladesh and India

The organization known as DAESH or IS has become the foremost violent non-state actor promoting acts of terror around the world. While currently under pressure in its stronghold of Iraq and Syria where it is steadily losing territory, personnel and finances they have still managed to export their brand as […]

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