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War Economy, US, WW2, WW1, GDP, WoT Americas Articles Asia Europe Middle East & North Africa Publications Region Themes Trade & Economics

War Economy: A Positive Economic Shock

Warfare requires a lot of monetary expenditure, it has a direct relationship with money, and brings about positive trends in the economic graphs. Military spending in various sectors leads to…

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data, oil Americas Articles Asia Europe Middle East & North Africa Oceania Publications Region Themes Trade & Economics

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…

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Chinese, Economy, China, OBOR, Yuan, Dollar Articles Asia Publications Region Themes Trade & Economics

The Chinese Way

Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates once claimed, “A bad year in China is going to be a great year in any other country”. Though the statement itself is…

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Africa, China, OBOR, USA, Geoeconomics, CPEC Articles Asia Europe Middle East & North Africa Publications Region Sub Saharan Africa Themes Trade & Economics

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…

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Budget, Pakistan, Budget, CPEC, Economy Articles Asia Defense & Security Publications Region Trade & Economics

Cursory Assessment of Pakistan’s 2017-18 Federal Budget

Fiscal prudence, an ever pertinent concept in economics, becomes even more paramount when used for the government budgeting. However, the fiscal prudence in general is mostly trumped by populism, especially…

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US, China, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, CPEC, MiddleEast Articles Asia Publications Region Themes Trade & Economics

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…

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CPEC, Belt and Road, OBOR China, Pakistan Articles Asia Publications Region Themes Trade & Economics

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…

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Articles Asia Publications Region Themes Trade & Economics

NFC – Bottlenecks and Possible Solutions

Study of political arrangements of countries across the globe reveals that most of the central governments generate more revenues than regional/provincial governments. This disparity calls for establishment of revenue distribution…

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Synchronization, Interests, Pakistan, Russia, China, Asia, Multi-polarity, Articles Asia Central Asia Politics & Governance Publications Region Trade & Economics

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

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…

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Americas Articles Asia Publications Region Sub Saharan Africa Themes Trade & Economics

BRICS: Multilateralism in Changing Times

The post-Cold War era has brought about an avalanche of complex changes and intimidating challenges in the international system. After the disintegration of the USSR, the world was left with…

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