Headlines: * A Hard Landing for the Global Economy * The U.S. Should Show It Can Win a Nuclear War * Attack on Chinese Workers in Pakistan Challenges New Government
On 9 January 2022, the embattled Sri Lankan President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, during a meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi in Colombo, requested the lightening of interest-based debt repayments to China. Over the last decade China has lent Sri Lanka over $5 billion for highways, ports, an airport and a coal power plant, as […]
The United States Congress recently approved a $777.7bn defense budget, a five percent increase from last year. This move came after they pulled the last American troops out of Afghanistan and was justified as a way of dealing with the intensifying competition with China. (Al Jazeera) The budget approval had bipartisan support and supports the […]
Headlines: • China Announces Plans to Develop Karachi Coast • Increased China Incursions • Facebook Harms Children
The Current Account Deficit (CAD) has increased by a whopping 81 per cent in August to $1,476 million compared to July during this fiscal year (FY22), mainly because of an ever-rising imports bill. Mr Tarin, Minister for Finance & Revenue, observed that the economy was in a state of growth and there was an increased […]
The Khilafah will Unify Muslim Manpower and Resources, Changing the Destiny of the Region through the Ideological Power of Islam A few thousand, poorly-armed, Afghan resistance fighters have buried the arrogance of a third colonialist power, in the graveyard of empires. It is time to establish the Khilafah, unifying Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia, as […]
Since its founding, Pakistan has remained a state under threat. The eastern wing of the moth-eaten Pakistan that was compromised upon in 1947, had borders with a hostile neighbor, India, to the east. At the same time, its inception reopened old questions concerning ethnic fault lines in South Asia. Across the border to the east, […]
On 17 July 2021, the Interior Minister, Sheikh Rashid, stated that a 15-member team of Chinese investigators has joined the ongoing investigations into the Dasu bus explosion of 14 July, in which nine Chinese citizens were killed. He said, “We completely reassure the Chinese government that these culprits, hidden hands and enemies of CPEC and […]
The recent statement by General Bajwa to “bury the past” at the Islamabad Security Conference held on 17th March 2021, in reference to Kashmir and India stirred a hornet’s nest across all spectrums within Pakistan, with criticism being the salient characteristic. This criticism has ranged from accusations of outright treachery to “a poor choice of […]
The friction between the US and China is currently the main issue on the international stage. China who until the eighties of the last century was not counted among nations that influenced and affected matters on a global level, has now found itself effecting the ambitions of major powers though retaining a regional focus.
Headlines: China’s CPEC Running into Problems, Again Erdogan and Macron Exchanged Letters to Repair Ties French Muslim Body Agree on ‘Republican Values’ Rules
After the established bilateral agreements with the United States, the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) marks a significant bilateral agreement. Indeed, the political and military leadership of Pakistan have tried to lay claim of success for their involvement in it arguing that CPEC is a major turning point in Pakistan’s history.