Why Pakistan Needs to Lower Its Expectations of the U.S.
Pakistan and the United States have recently been pursuing a reset of relations. High-level visitors from both countries have expressed intentions to find a basis for a partnership not centered on Pakistan’s neighbors Afghanistan or India. While the United States has been...
U.S. and China Compete for Influence in the Indo-Pacific Region
Competition for leadership in the Indo-Pacific is poised to intensify as U.S. reengagement in the region continues.
Uzbekistan Confirms Plans for New Railway From China Via Kyrgystan
The China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway would offer China and Central Asian countries a route to Europe bypassing Russia.
China Debt: A Problem for Tajikistan
Shrouded in secrecy, 60% of Tajikistan's external debt is owed to the Export-Import Bank of China.
Here’s Why China Is Unlikely to Claim Ownership of the Moon
Instead of claiming ownership over the entire moon, China could try to establish de facto control over parts of it through "salami slicing."
Why Biden’s IPEF Is Not Enough to Counter China
The IPEF is limited as a tool for U.S. regional trade integration in the absence of U.S. market access or tariff liberalization.
The BRICS Show Resilience Amid Global Tumult
BRICS countries could develop an alternative to the U.S. dollar-based global financial system.
China is the Big Winner of the Ukraine War
The primary economic and strategic beneficiary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine will be China.
The Dar es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit: Slowed by Political Bottlenecks
The Dar es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit is both political and deeply embedded into global and local social structures.
Pakistan Needs to Adjust to a New Normal in Relations with China
China-Pakistan relations are being tested by the U.S.-China rivalry, economic and political instability in Pakistan, and terrorism.