Recent weeks have seen some important events in the context of Pakistan’s ties with two countries with which Islamabad shares strong economic and strategic ties – Saudi Arabia and China. These events are likely to have a bearing not just on Pakistan’s foreign policy, but on the complex triangle of India-China-Pakistan.
The firstkey development was Pakistan’s refusal to provide military assistance to Saudi Arabia in ... Read More
The recently concluded visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka reflects the changed priorities in New Delhi as far as foreign policy is concerned. It also signals that India is no longer willing to be outmanoeuvred in the Indian Ocean region that many, at least in New Delhi, consider the country’s strategic backyard. Modi’s visit was also part of ... Read More
David Shambaugh’s recent piece in the Wall Street Journal on the Chinese Communist Party’s endgame is valuable because it pushes all of us to think hard about how to resolve the serious problems facing China and the CCP. While I, like Zhang Baohui and Pu Xiaoyu in their pieces for the Global Asia Forum, find Shambaugh’s prediction of the coming collapse of the CCP unconvincing, ... Read More