By Ayaz Ahmed During his election campaign, President Trump repeatedly demonstrated his alacrity to bury the hatchet with Russia and work with President Putin to resolve the protracted Syrian and Afghan conflicts. This led liberals in the US to challenge pessimistic view of the realists by foreseeing a period of meaningful cooperation between the Cold […]Read More Russia and the US: another cold war?
By Ayaz Ahmed After considering the long-term feasibility and effectiveness of CPEC, Iran has displayed its inclination to join the grand economic corridor. If CPEC is converted into the China-Pakistan-Iran Economic Corridor (CPIEC), it will make the corridor a greater and safer game-changer in terms of regional trade and connectivity. Both Pakistan and China should […]Read More The Iran factor in CPEC
By Ayaz Ahmed The changing dynamics of the world’s economy have made the burgeoning seaborne trade highly important for all countries, including for the landlocked. In this relatively safer and less expensive trade, Pakistan’s Gwadar Port and Dubai Ports International carry vital significance on account of their geo-economic position at the mouth of the Strait […]Read More Gwadar and Dubai: complementary or competitive?
By News Desk ISLAMABAD: A top government official in Pakistan has rejected demands of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to let India participate in transit trade with Afghanistan via Pakistan. During a meeting with the UK’s special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Owen Jenkins in Kabul on Friday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had threatened to impede […]Read More Pakistan rejected Ghani’s demand
Oil prices fell on Friday after the Saudi energy minister tempered expectations of strong market intervention by producers during talks next month, and as analysts pointed to an ongoing supply overhang that was weighing on markets. International benchmark Brent crude oil prices LCOc1 were trading at $49.46 per barrel at 0658 GMT, down 21 cents […]Read More Oil prices fall as Saudi Arabia dampens prospects of output freeze
Chinese state-backed firms are frontrunners to buy a $1.5 billion controlling stake in Pakistani utility K-Electric, sources said, as they bet the benefits of a Beijing-led economic corridor will trump the risks of investing in Pakistan. State-backed Shanghai Electric Power (600021.SS) and China Southern Power Grid are among Chinese firms leading the pack of about […]Read More China’s Silk Road powers bids for $1.5 billion Pakistan utility stake
By Ayaz Ahmed According to Global Trends 2030, compiled by the National Intelligence Council, the US will lose its superpower status by 2030. A recent Pew Research Center’s public opinion survey has found that an increasing number of Americans fearfully view China as the next global superpower. And some analysts predict rising Russia as the […]Read More Is the US a declining power?
By Börje Ljunggren At the height of the 2008 financial crisis, as the world peered into an abyss, China earned global gratitude by pumping a record amount of stimulus into its economy. Ironically, continued stimulus has left the Chinese economy with mounting debt and a production glut threatening world trade. Managing the asymmetry between leading markets […]Read More China should balance its interests with the West
By Denis Dyomkin BEIJING – Russia and China sealed a raft of energy deals during President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Beijing on Saturday, strengthening economic ties while pledging to preserve the strategic balance of power among nations. The deals involve the sale of stakes in a number of Russian projects to Chinese firms, an oil […]Read More Russia secures energy deals, talks security with China as Putin visit
Ayaz Ahmed Diplomacy is an adroit art employed to manage relations with other countries for the attainment of core national interests. In this dexterous art, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has nimbly played his diplomatic cards by clinching massive trade deals with the energy-rich Middle Eastern countries in recent months. On the other side, Prime […]Read More Modi vs Nawaz
Gwadar Port; China attempts to getting rid of U.S Dominance Ayaz Ahmed, the expert of port issues in Pakistan and the former senior researcher at Pakistan Institue of international affairs (PIIA), has considered new aspects of Gwadar Port in Pakistan in an exclusive interview with MANA reporter. 1.As you had more or less pointed out, […]Read More Ayaz Ahmed, the editor of TAW, interviewed by MANA, an Iranian maritime news agency
BEIJING- China’s exports fell more than expected in April, reversing the previous month’s brief recovery, as weak global demand weighed on trade out of the world’s second-largest economy. Exports fell 1.8 percent from a year earlier, the General Administration of Customs said on Sunday, supporting the government’s concerns that the foreign trade environment will be […]Read More Decline in Chinese exports