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Can Pakistan Be Another Sri Lanka?

The political mayhem in Sri Lanka continues to unfold; Pakistan reels with the recent regime change. While Sri Lanka faces near term bankruptcy, would...

The Raging Crypto Mania in Pakistan

The crypto revolution in Pakistan faces regulatory impediments as the legislators stick to the status quo fearing financial repercussions that may follow. The crypto sphere...

Free-Market Global Economy and India’s Socialist Reluctance

It was Prime Minister Modi’s slogan of “Minimum Government and Maximum Governance” that got the Indian business community excited in the early years of...

“Speeding” Development: The Mallima Movement and North Korea’s Political Economy

Speed Battles (속도전) or time bound, mass socialist construction campaigns have been a recurrent feature of the North Korean political economy since the very...

Is Privatization Good for India?

The Government of India's most determined push for privatization came during Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's budget speech in February last year, in which she...

India-Pakistan Trade: The Need for an Innovative Approach

The incident of an Indian missile landing on Pakistani soil on March 9, 2022 -- has understandably drawn media attention not just in South...

Crypto’s Geopolitical Stress Test

It would have seemed far-fetched to affirm in 2009 that the fledgling cryptocurrency technology, in less than twenty years, would become a major political...

Biden Splits Afghan Reserve Despite Need for Immediate Aid

Recently President Joe Biden issued an executive order of unfreezing of $7 billion of Afghan Central Bank funds held in the United States, releasing...

Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Ramifications for Beijing

It is important to not view China’s role in the Russia-Ukraine conflict only from the lens of its strained ties with US or growing proximity with China.

China’s Economy Must Still Naviagte Challenges

The temptation to be flippantly Wildean and evoke the spirit of Oscar is sometimes too tempting for the mortal flesh. For the United States...

Easy Money, Debt-Binging and the China-Nigeria Relationship

the latest borrowing spree by Nigeria, and its increasing concentration in China, is consequential.

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Can Pakistan Be Another Sri Lanka?

The political mayhem in Sri Lanka continues to unfold;...

The Complexities of the Iran-China-Russia Triangle

Most strategic commentators view Iran as an integral component...

Renewed Alliances: A Trans-Caspian “Middle Corridor” Brings Kazakhstan Closer to Turkey

Due to the global preoccupation with Russia's war against...

Rohingya Camps Near the Border — a New Source of Insecurity?

The bordering area at the strategically southern part of...

Mega Projects of Bangladesh: Major Stakeholders, Future Directions

Since its fifty years landmark of independence, Bangladesh is...