Tag Archives: CPEC

Embellishing News: Another Hybrid Warfare Technique

Vested interests have come up with a new and dangerous technique, what we call ‘embellished news’, meaning that the gist of the news item is true but it is blown out of proportion, than generalized and the negativity maximized, thus achieving the same effect: to unsettle, destabilize and sow doubts and distrust.

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CPEC: External Violence and Internal Opposition

With no water and no electricity, how can the Pakistani government hope to sell Gwadar as the most critical link in the CPEC chain, asks one analyst.

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Beijing’s Message to Pakistan Ahead of PM Khan’s Visit

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is visiting China amid high hopes of further cementing Islamabad's already strong relations with its closest ally. And the message from Beijing is also unambiguous that the interests of both countries are inter-twined, writes on Pakistani analyst.

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After US Withdrawal, Iran Embraces China

Relations between China and Iran are free from the concerns around human rights that continue to dog Western powers’ sometimes troubled interactions with Beijing.

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CPEC: Beware of Thieves

Pakistani political parties probably need to agree on a new social contract around Pak-China friendship. Guided by the grand political consensus on relations with China, this contract should envisage remedies for problems that are arising out of the business and investment activity, argues one analyst.

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Afghan Peace Challenge

The year 2018 may further complicate the already tense relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, fears one analyst.

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Combating The Enemy in Balochistan

The Balochistan situation requires a smart strategic communications strategy, accompanied by good governance. A big challenge is to disprove the allegations of corruption within the ranks of law enforcement agencies.

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Does Iran’s Chabahar Matter?

To utilize CPEC projects to the advantage of Pakistan in a geo-politically loaded environment, Pakistani leaders will need to pull up their socks.

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The Balochistan Disconnect

While all the portents of returning to peace are clearly present, massive political and economic initiatives, which includes construction of dozens of small dams to create agriculture opportunities, are still required to correct the prevailing “Balochistan disconnect”.

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Interplay Between Economy And Security

Pakistan’s economy faces fundamental challenges to sustain its economic growth and hence economic security. With falling domestic and foreign investments, the current policy of consumption-led growth is threatening even to maintain the present low economic growth.

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