May 30, 2017

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Getting Regional Trade Right in Central Asia

Containers at Karachi port. Sheryaar Jivani. (photo by Sheryaar Jivani, CC license)

One golden opportunity for ECO member countries to increase trade and investment is in the road and rail development projects under the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor. Read More »

ECO Gamechanger

Group photo of ECO leaders at its summit meeting in Islamabad on March 1, 2017. (Photo via ECO)

With both China and Russia having vital stakes in the region, ECO has the potential of developing into a powerful political alliance. Read More »

Reconnecting Afghanistan

UK Prime Minister David Cameron hosted Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at No 10 on December 5, 2014, Crown Copyright photo by  Arron Hoare, Creative Commons License)

Afghanistan has finally found its “man of destiny” in Ashraf Ghani. How long before some leader in Pakistan rises above self, selfishness and greed for the sake of the country? Read More »

Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Imperatives

Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad.

Pakistan has been muddling along on a “passage to nowhere” because of the self-serving agendas of both its civil and military rulers alike. It needs a diplomatic space that must enhance its foreign policy options, the core elements of which should remain constructive engagement, non-interference and advancement of economic cooperation. Read More »