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Belt and Road Initiative: Implications for Central Asia

The Belt and Road Forum (BRF) sought attention of the international community and made headlines everywhere in mid-May. The event was organized by China in Beijing on 14-15 May 2017 with the purpose of promoting its ambitious project called the Belt...

Asia- Africa Growth Corridor: Can It Be a Game Changer?

AAGC Vision Document - Origin and Institutions behind its Creation? Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) supported by Japan and India was unveiled on 24th May, 2017 during the 52nd Annual Meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB) held in...

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: India Must Stay Out

Furthering China’s Grand Strategy Leaders from almost 30 countries gathered in Beijing this week to endorse President Xi Jinping’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative, now called ‘Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The project is designed to help...

South Asia in Global Economy and the ‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR)

Background The present century is Asian century in which South Asia plays a pivotal role. Though occupying only 3.4 per cent of world’s land surface area, it inhibits 24 per cent of world population1. Until a few decades earlier, South Asia was...

जिसकी लाठी उसकी भैंस: चीनी (और पाकिस्तानी) शासनकला का राग

क्लॉजेवित्स की ‘ऑन वॉर’ में ‘डिफेंस’ नाम के उबाऊ शीर्षक वाली छठी पुस्तक के पहले अध्याय में उनके सामरिक ज्ञान की एक और झलक दी गई हैः ‘रोजमर्रा की जिंदगी में और खास तौर पर मुकदमेबाजी में (जो जंग से काफी मिलते-जुलते होते हैं) लैटिन कहावत ‘Beati Sunt...

25 Years of Uzbekistan-China Relations: Enhanced Economic Engagements marked by Political Understanding

Introduction Uzbekistan and China recently celebrated 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. In recent years, the two countries have developed robust bilateral ties marked by high degree of economic engagements. China has...

China’s Stance towards Pakistan Occupied Kashmir: Recent Developments

Background Given its geo-strategic location, China has been keenly interested in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) for long. The Chinese plan, to use Pakistan card against India dates back to the 1950’s when Zhou En Lai suggested to Ayub Khan that...

China’s Road & Belt Initiative: Indian Perspective

China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’, which was first proposed in September 2013 and combines the twin initiatives of the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, is a grand concept that envisions China girdling the globe. Potentially...

“SiLKS” FORUM, MADRID

The One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative of the Chinese has seen a number of international conferences hosted in China over the last two years, to debate and seek ideas from the global economic/strategic community on the optimum parameters and pre-...

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