By Pervaiz Ali Mahesar he China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has magnified and magnetised the attention of China and non-China watchers at the regional and global levels. The CPEC has received a wide currency and been attributed with different catchphrases, including: the revival of Mackinder theory, the Great Game, New Asia is Emerging, China’s Rise as […]Read More China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Perils and Prospects
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 Israr shohaaz Gwadar is regarded to be one of the most crucial upcoming places of South Asia located on the shores of Arabian Sea, engulfed with the sea in three directions. It is a small peninsula in the shores of the Arabian Sea located on the south western side of Pakistan in the province […]Read More Gwadar port: regional game changer
By Sidra Ahmed In an attempt of reconciliation, Mehdi Honerdoost, the Iranian ambassador to Pakistan, on Friday lucidly voiced Iranian vision of regional cooperation with reference to Chabahar port agreement between Iran, India and Afghanistan. To him, the accord on Chabahar port is “not finished” and “not limited to these three countries”. Rather, it could […]Read More Is Chabahar not a rival to Gwadar?