South and Southeast Asia

South and Southeast Asia

Pakistan’s Response to Hybrid War on CPEC?

Pakistan was attacked by terrorists over the past five days when eight separate blasts ripped through the country and reminded the world that Islamabad is on the front-lines in the War on Terror. Unlike after the end of the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan, this time it wasn’t just ‘wayward freedom fighters’ boomeranging back to their home base and setting off...

Kadakin’s Surprise Death: Tectonic Shock to Indo-Russian Ties

The surprise passing of one of Russia’s most distinguished and influential diplomats, His Excellency Mr. Alexander Kadakin, has come as a tragic shock for Moscow and New Delhi. No single individual has been more important in promoting and strengthening the Russian-Indian Strategic Partnership than Ambassador Kadakin, and his irreplaceable contribution to the emerging Multipolar World Order will be dearly...

The Philippine Re-alignment

Amid the growing heat between China and its neighbours, the U.S. particularly wants to pursue greater influence in Asia to stem China's ambitions.  Philippines' reshuffle is the end of the American ‘first island strategy’ and realignment with China and Russia meant the U.S. stands to lose its entire ‘Pacific Century” as its influence in the South China Sea is known....

Kremlin’s Afghan Question

As a major development Moscow hosted 27th December, 2016 third round of trilateral consultations on regional problems, involving special representatives on Afghanistan and senior officials from Russia, China and Pakistan. Though representative from the problematic country Afghanistan and other key players were missing in unprecedented talks but Taliban’s positive response to the trilateral outcomes, signals proxy war in violence-stricken...

Indian CPEC antagonism

Indian antagonist pursuit towards China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has come out amenably with their malevolence and policy of isolating Pakistan in the region triggered another phase of hostility with neighboring country, but China is still optimistic that India can also benefit from the regional connectivity being offered. Since the CPEC conceived, India has voiced serious objections to the project propagating that...

Indian Belligerence 

Western interests lead blind eye towards India, has multiplied atrocities in Kashmir, escalating animosity towards Pakistan and increasing acts of sabotage against China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), but this Indian approach will never fulfills the futuristic scenario of resolving core issues and attaining economic development agenda through lasting peace in South Asia. Over the last two months, there have been over fifty...

Glittering Balochistan

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is all set to change Balochistan’s destiny, even its hitherto remote and backward areas will be connected and brought forth into the mainstream of economic and developmental activities, for Pakistan and entire the region.  Balochistan is Pakistan’s largest but least populated province, it has immense geo-strategic importance as its vast, sandy terrain leads to...

The Secrets Behind Russia’s CPEC Saga

There’s been a lot of confusion about Russia’s role in CPEC over the past week. Pakistani reports circulated over the weekend saying that FSB chief Alexander Bortnikov had secretly traveled to the strategic South Asian country to hold clandestine talks on Russia’s participation in the game-changing project.  These claims were then refuted by the Russian Foreign Ministry, with the Russian Embassy...

Malacca Cane, Stirring the Region

At a time once India and Afghanistan are trying to sandwich Pakistan through direct and indirect threats, the change of command in General Headquarters (GHQ) is significant and being watched eagerly both by friends and foes of Pakistan. With the appointment of General Qamar Javed Bajwa as the new Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Army, there came an end...

Is America against the CPEC?

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) being part of One-Belt-One- Road (OBOR) initiative, will help materialising China’s ambitions and make it an economic superpower, it has been a unipolar world for quite a while so it is important to know whether the U.S. is against these projects, especially since Pakistan has always been a U.S. ally. The general perception is...

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