Daily Archives: November 21, 2016

Iran mulls a strategic alliance with Pakistan

  Iran plans to form a strategic alliance with it neighbor Pakistan. A sense of easy relation has been growing between Tehran and Washington since the nuclear deal struck last...

Why the pressure on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor?

Pressure has been piling up on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, or CPEC, ever since the formal inauguration of Gwadar port. The inauguration took place after a series of sabotages...

ADB Approves Second Cofinancing with AIIB to Boost Natural Gas Output, Transmission in Bangladesh

The project will expand natural gas transmission infrastructure and improve production efficiency at a key gas field in Bangladesh. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $167 million loan to promote sustainable...

Mutually agreeable

After many months of stasis, the government has finally decided to take steps to amend the constitution so as to address the grievances of the Madhesi parties. Prime Minister Pushpa...

Pakistan’s quest for self-reliance in defense

A major international defense exhibition, which is due to open in Karachi tomorrow, marks a timely opportunity for Pakistan to showcase its journey towards self-reliance in the face of significant...

India’s NSG entry seems remote

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar led a huge diplomatic effort round the year to enroll  Delhi in the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG)....

India’s reluctance toward regional integration may leave it left out in China’s rise

India's strategic suspicions toward China's rising presence in SouthAsia may hobble its ambition to be a great power, even though someobservers think otherwise. Panos Mourdoukoutas, a US-based analyst, criticized Beijing...