Pakistan- An Uncertain Road Ahead

2020 was an unpredictable year. It was a year of everything and nothing! Covid-19 crisis turned the world upside down. There was a strange paranoia that gripped the world. It was catastrophic and exhausting, unsettling and unimaginable. However, for

Understanding the Complexities and Paradoxes of the Chinese Dream

The oft-quoted slogan “Chinese dream” by the President Xi Jinping, which was under spotlight when it was introduced, has gained widespread attention and jitters in China and the outside world. Inside China, the Chinese dream is everywhere, on str

The Dismal State of Human Rights in Pakistan

Human Rights in Pakistan remain a vexed issue. The Pakistan state and its security agencies instead of protecting its people remains shamelessly in retreat and have habitually trampled on Human Rights in the name of security, religion and territorial

Deconstructing China Pakistan Economic Corridor- Is it Viable?

Covid-19 crisis has compelled the world to re- envision its strategies of cooperation and contestation with China. International community has demanded an investigation of the origin of virus putting the spotlight firmly on China. However, these unpr

Economy in stress- Covid-19 and Pakistan

A strange paranoia has gripped the world. As Covid-19 accelerates there seems to be uncertainty, chaos and anxiety about the future world order. The world is also grappling with the devastating impact of Covid-19 on the economy, as it is not just a

Pakistan and the FATF: The Sword Still Dangles

Pakistan is in deep trouble. It was and continues to be under the penetrating gaze of the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog- the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). To prevent organized crime, terrorism and corruption, FATF has

Myanmar Round Up: December 2019

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s spirited though controversial visit to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), The Hague, to defend her nation, its armed forces and its conduct leading to the Rohingya Crisis, was the predominant event in December. Interna

Myanmar Round Up: November 2019

November saw Myanmar come under coordinated international legal offensive with three cases filed against it in a span of four days, centered around the Rohingya crisis. Internally, the peace process remains stalled and the skirmishes between the Arak

Myanmar Round Up: October 2019

The irony of the democratic process in the ‘imperfect’ democracy that is Myanmar, is the military attempting to use the democratic mechanisms to elbow out the modicum of civilian control that exists! Slowly, but surely, the upcoming elections

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