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...
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.
Kenya and Pakistan Experiences Show China Offers No Shortcut to Development
Kenya and Pakistan showcase why democratic governments in the developing world have partnered with China to build their hard infrastructure.
The Gwadar Protests Should Be a Wakeup Call for Islamabad
The people of Gwadar are now making themselves heard.
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Debt-Trap or Game Changer?
Advocates of CPEC see it as an economic game changer. Critics say it's a strategic project with an economic facade. The truth is more complex.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: The Lure of Easy Financing and The Perils of Poor Planning
In the short-term, CPEC has exacerbated Pakistan's macroeconomic imbalances, contributing to a surge in the current account deficit and helping create another boom-bust cycle.
CPEC’s New Pivot
Beijing and Islamabad move to push forward agricultural and industrial cooperation while adding development assistance to the CPEC framework.
Pakistan’s Economy: The Big Picture
Islamabad is exploring a range of options to avert a balance of payments crisis.
CPEC and the New Government
A new government in Islamabad brings fresh uncertainty to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor program.
Thar lignite to fuel Pakistan’s first ultra-supercritical power plant
Lucky Cement, Pakistan’s largest cement company by installed capacity, has attained financial close on a 660MW, $1.08 lignite-fueled power plant that will be located in Port Qasim, Sindh. The plant, when completed, will be the first ultra-supercritical power plant in...