Neighbourhood Studies
India-China Standoff : Contracting Options in Ladakh

The India-China border dispute spreads over more than 800 kms in the Western Sector, extending from a little West of Karakoram Pass till Gaya Peak on the Ladakh border with Himachal Pradesh, in the South. India claims 38000 Sq km of the territory pre....

Coronavirus and the Delayed “Two Sessions” of China

Every year, the two biggest annual meetings of China takes place in March for two weeks, together they are called the “Two Sessions” or Lianghui. The two sessions include the plenary sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chin....

पाकिस्तान: कोरोनावायरस महामारी से निपटने में परेशान करने वाली बात

पाकिस्तान में कोरोनावायरस का पहला मामला 26 फरवरी 2020 को कराची में आया। उसके बाद यह चारों प्रांतों, ....

China’s Incursions, Covid and Military Coercion

The Incursions
The Galwan valley intrusion by China since early May is indicative of China’s strategic signaling to India, and cannot be seen as just one of the near 350 transgressions that occur every year. Reportedly, the PLA has buil....

Implications of the Ongoing Tension with China along the LAC

China has accused India of crossing and violating the LAC. On 5 May the Chinese media reports said: On the May 18th, a reporter from the Global Times (in Chinese) learned from sources that the Chinese border guards have strengthened control over t....

China Study Group Report: Domestic Politics and Economy in China during COVID-19

The Vivekananda international Foundation held a discussion on the developments in China amid the COVID-19 on 4 May 2020. The discussion focused on the Chinese President Xi Jinping and China's Domestic Politics and China's experience in the resumption....

Can SAARC be made Effective?

The world at large including South Asia is already facing the devastating effects of Covid-19. This region already burdened with its teeming populations, uneven layers of growth and governance issues, all of which has got exacerbated with this crisis....

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor of the Belt and Road Initiative Concept, Context and Assessment by Siegfried O. Wolf, Springer, Switzerland, 2020, £88, ISBN 978-3-030-16198

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative that was officially launched in April 2015, promised to be a game changer. The economic corridor that would link Kashgar in Xinjiang to Gwadar in....

IS Pakistan Losing the COVID-19 Battle?

While the entire world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, Pakistan’s handling of the crisis raises fears that if it does not get its act together quickly, it may be at risk of losing the battle. The numbers of positive cases as of 20 Ma....

Pakistan Study Group Report: April 2020

A meeting of the Pakistan Study Group was held via video conferencing on 29 April 2020. The main items on the agenda were the COVID-19 situation in Pakistan and China-Pakistan relations.

COVID-19 Situation in Pakistan
Impact on C....

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