GRAPPLING with a crippling economic crisis at home, Pakistan is compelled to tread slowly and carefully in the emerging geoeconomics and politics of the region. Although financial help and support from China, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have contributed to partially resolving the country’s balance of payments crisis, yet an IMF bailout seems inevitable. Some would translate it as a return to […]
Muhammad Amir Rana is a security and political analyst and the director of Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), an independent Islamabad-based think tank.
He has worked extensively on issues related to counter-terrorism, counter-extremism, and internal and regional security and politics.
He was a founder member of PIPS when it was launched in January 2006 and had previously worked as a journalist with various Urdu and English daily newspapers from 1996 until 2004. He has also been affiliated with the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Singapore as a visiting fellow. He has also given lectures at several universities and security institutes in Pakistan and abroad…Read More
GWADAR can radically transform the economic and geopolitical arithmetic of Pakistan as well as the whole Indian Ocean region. However, the full potential of this port city, which is also referred to as the lynchpin of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), has been neither explored nor exploited yet. The city has already received $19 billion […]
The world is passing through a new wave of populism. Besides challenging the existing power structures within the liberal democracies, it is bringing to the fore the question of identity. Under its influence, people tend to vote according to their identities, as was visible in the recent electoral processes in Europe and South and North […]