International

Data is the New Oil

Data is the New Oil

The current industrial development is dubbed as Industry 4.0 or 4th Industrial Revolution. Starting with steam and water power (First Industrial Revolution), we have moved on to a digital revolution that has significant repercussions for the world order. Refineries that provide oil to the world are now being challenged by […]

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Economic Terrorism as a Ramification of Globalization

Economic Terrorism as a Ramification of Globalization

International, Trade and Economics July 19, 2017 at 1:18 pm 0 comments

The world incorporating globalization is increasingly facing a grim situation, amidst all the chaos orchestrated by the Trump regime. The process that was generated around 25 years back made it imperative for countries to generate a response. Some responded, others missed the bus like us. Globalization was unleashed by Regan […]

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Examining the Role of China and the West in Africa’s Resurgence

Examining the Role of China and the West in Africa’s Resurgence

Zheng He, an eminent 15th century Chinese explorer, set foot on the northern coasts of Kenya a long time before Columbus discovered the United States. There are records of trade between Chinese merchants and the Africans who exchanged exotica like ivory and zebras for Chinese goods. Indeed, there exists a […]

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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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Appraising CPEC vis-a-vis Belt and Road

Appraising CPEC vis-a-vis Belt and Road

It was in May 2017 that the Pakistani Prime Minister Mr. Nawaz Sharif attended the Beijing conference on the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. Beijing aims to implement its vision of global connectivity and cooperation in order to instigate increased trade among nations. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project which […]

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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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China's New Silk Road

Why CPEC matters to the World: Delivering Security through Economic Development

Introduction The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is part development scheme, part strategic gambit. Although the Sino-Pakistani friendship has been labelled as “higher than Himalayas”, perhaps it’s time to refashion it with a greater qualifier: the CPEC represents a watershed moment in the Sino-Pakistani partnership, a reflection of enhanced and deepened […]

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Return of the Asian Century

Return of the Asian Century

The projection of the Asian Century is rooted in the dominance of diverse culture, sundry politics and widespread economy of Asian States. Credence in a future Asian Century is embedded in the rise of Global South.  If we examine the current trends and indicators of power transformation, multi-polarity seems to […]

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Economic Trajectory of US-Cuba Relations

Economic Trajectory of US-Cuba Relations

International, Trade and Economics October 2, 2015 at 9:47 pm 0 comments

Having strained relations for more than five decades, the Cold war foes have now embarked on a new journey of good relations. Back in the 1950s, Cuba was a very popular tourist site for Americans. American tourists use to travel to Cuba, just 90 miles of the American coast, for […]

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Demystifying China’s Stock Market Crash

Demystifying China’s Stock Market Crash

International, Trade and Economics September 18, 2015 at 10:00 am 0 comments

China’s stock shock has wiped out trillions of dollars from the market and is being considered as the biggest uproar in the global markets following the European sovereign debt crisis in 2011. China constitutes nearly 15% of the world’s economic output and the recent economic meltdown in the world’s second […]

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