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Posts Tagged ‘South Asia’

Behind Enemy Lines

Reuters photo   By Zeeshan A. Shah Over the last few decades Pakistan has gone through a major paradigm shift, both within its strategic placement within the region and with its allies all over the globe.

Pakistan and India need to talk

PTI photo   By Javed Majeedano India and Pakistan were born at the same time when, after the second world war, Britain decided to leave the Indian subcontinent in August 1947. But two countries celebrate their independent days on different dates with Pakistan on August 14, and India the next day.

CPEC: Centre of the World

By Sabena Siddiqi The China Pakistan Economic Corridor runs through one of the most important and central geo-strategic locations in South Asia.

The UCL Festival of Culture 2016

By Michael Organ Five free days of culture UCL’s, (University College London), Festival of Culture returns this year with a programme set to showcase the rich diversity of world-class research led by staff and students in the Faculties of Arts & Humanities and Social & Historical Sciences.

The China-Pak Economic Corridor

  By Sattar Rind April of this year brought the new phase of Sino-Pakistan relations when Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Pakistan and signed a $46 billion agreement with its government under the title of the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Hard Truth with Anant Mishra: Kashmir: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

By Anant Mishra Right from the partition, India and Pakistan have debated on numerous occasions for the territorial rights over the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Despite the tremendous rivalry between the two nations, there have been attempts to resolve the conflict through cease fires and diplomatic talks; however the efforts turned out to be […]

Balochistan, China and India

By Sattar Rind Balochistan in the southwest of Pakistan is the largest province by area, representing 44% of the country’s total land mass, while at the same time constituting only 5% of Pakistan‘s total populace of 200 million.

FATA and Pakistan: In The Line of Fire

  By Muhammad Waqas Awan The US-led war on terror has spilled into Pakistan, particularly in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) due to weak border controlled management. This has increased the security challenges for Pakistan, in turn increasing another dimension of the threat from the western border (Afghanistan) to the already existing threat from the […]