Yacqub Ismail

Yacqub Ismail is an editor and a regular contributor of International Policy Digest and a political analyst. His work has appeared in The Geopolitics, Foreign Policy News, Gulf State Analytics, Rising Powers Project, and Russian Council of International Affairs.

China and Pakistan: The New Special Relationship in Asia

China and Pakistan vowed to strengthen their bilateral ties during Vice President Wang Qishan of China’s three-day trip to Pakistan in the 26-28th of...

Would a Delicate Balance in South Asia Work for Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman concluded an official visit to India as part of his trip to Asia. The visit came after...

Pakistan and Turkey’s Renewed Partnership

Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Turkey just a week after the Pakistani Supreme Court has designated the Turkish FETO as a terrorist group and...

Will Abe’s New Dimension Strategy Reset the Sino-Japanese Relations?

On the 25th of October, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan made the first state visit to China by a Japanese leader in nearly...

The Strategic Test of Mahathir’s China Policy

Since his historic re-election after more than a decade of retirement, the 93-year-old veteran Mahathir Mohammed started his new term with a new anti-corruption...

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