Afghanistan, CPEC and Chabahar After America’s Exit from the Iran Deal
The reimposition of sanctions on Iran and the threat of secondary sanctions will inhibit foreign investment in Chabahar. But for Afghanistan's economy, the promise of Chabahar is overblown anyway.
Weekly Newsletter: Issues 5 & 6 (June 4, 2018)
This is a review of CPEC and CPEC-related news and analysis for the period from May 21 to June 3, 2018.
Why Gwadar Needs a Cultural Tourism Strategy
The port and industrial zone are at the heart of the vision for Gwadar, but cultural spaces will provide additional drivers of economic activity and shape a broader, inclusive narrative for the city.
This Day in History: China and Pakistan Agree to Develop ‘Economic Corridor’
On May 22, 2013, during the visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to Islamabad, China and Pakistan agree to develop an “economic corridor.” Li arrived in Islamabad after a trip to New Delhi, where he had discussed the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar economic corridor.
Weekly Newsletter: Issue 4 (May 21, 2018)
This is a review of CPEC and CPEC-related news and analysis for the week of May 14-20, 2018.
Weekly Newsletter: Issue 3 (May 14, 2018)
This is a review of CPEC and CPEC-related news and analysis for the week of May 7-13, 2018.
This Day in History: China Agrees to Finance Gwadar Port Development
On May 12, 2001, during a state visit to Pakistan, Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji agrees to finance the first phase of the construction of the Gwadar port and the Makran Coastal Highway that connects Gwadar to Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city.
Gwadar’s Real Estate Market Picks Up
New entrants into Gwadar real estate — potentially including Chinese private equity players — signal how this market might be different from others in Pakistan.
Weekly Newsletter: Issue 2 (May 7, 2018)
This is a review of CPEC and CPEC-related news and analysis for the week of April 30 - May 6, 2018.
Where Gwadar Stands Today
The Arabian Sea port is far from being the promised 'next Dubai,' but some of its major challenges are now being addressed.