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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Pakistan, Maritime, Articles Asia Politics & Governance Publications Region Themes Trade & Economics

Pakistan’s Maritime Sector: Contemporary Challenges with Special Reference to Legal Implications

The maritime sector of any country holds pronounced benefits for its inhabitants and directly contributes in national development. Yet, there is little public awareness about the gravity of the maritime…

CPEC, Chabahar, Gwadar, Indo Pak, South Asia, Iran Articles Asia Central Asia Publications Region Themes Trade & Economics

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…

Articles Asia Defense & Security Publications Region Themes Trade & Economics

Pakistan, Russia and China: An Emerging Coalition?

Alliances and coalitions form the core of international politics but more often come with a price. The norm of coalition with fellow states has deep roots in the political evolution…

Americas Articles Asia Central Asia Europe Publications Region Themes Trade & Economics

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…

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