The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has strategic implications for China-Pakistan, China-India, India-U.S., and U.S.-China relations. U.S. targeted support to Pakistan could prevent Pakistan’s dependence on China, mitigating some of the most negative effects.
Whether for reasons of security or economics, the slow slide towards collective protectionism in the United States and Europe is unmistakable.
Current patterns of nuclearization in South Asia amply confirm the conclusion that although India and Pakistan have, at various points historically, supported the idea of abolishing nuclear weapons with various degrees of enthusiasm, that position has now been consigned to the dust heap of history.
The next crisis between India and Pakistan might originate from an Indian offensive to seize territory in Kashmir. If so, the chances of the conflict escalating to war are more likely than currently predicted.
Abu Dhabi and Riyadh see a natural partnership with Modi’s government, a cooperation that could change the dynamics of the South Asian-Gulf nexus.
In the wake of the BJP’s second consecutive single party majority in 2019, which comes on the back of significant political changes at the level of India’s states, the available evidence points in one direction
Pakistan remains at the center of many challenges facing the United States in South Asia yet the foreign policy establishments in both countries are less certain than ever about the direction and potential of the bilateral relationship. George Perkovich will conduct a conversation with Ambassador Khan on these and other issues.
Join Carnegie for a conversation with Hassan Abbas on his new book Pakistan’s Nuclear Bomb: A Story of Defiance, Deterrence, and Deviance.
What explains the patterns of violence along the Line of Control and what are the chances that conflict could escalate and involve nuclear weapons?
BRI recipient states undergoing democratic transitions are asserting greater influence over the direction of China’s efforts. This is likely to continue as long as China’s flawed business model remains unchanged.