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Issue Brief on “Potential Energy Supply from Central Asia to Pakistan: Recent Developments”

Pakistan's relations with Central Asian states are based on centuries old historic, religious, political, cultural, and commercial ties. Lately, Pakistan has expanded its relations...

SCO Membership and Pakistan: Prospects of Relations with Central Asia

Abstract  In June 2017, Pakistan gained the permanent membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in its 16th Heads of State Summit in Astana. As...

Report – Seminar on “Pakistan, Central Asia and CPEC: A Vision for Improved Connectivity”

The Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad (ISSI) hosted a seminar titled "Pakistan, Central Asia and CPEC: A Vision for Improved Connectivity" on November 13,...

Issue Brief on “Cross border terrorism in Central Asia: Lessons for SCO”

Shanghai Corporation Organisation (SCO) members are seriously concerned over the emergence of the terrorist organization known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria...

China’s Strategy toward South and Central Asia: An Empty Fortress. Scobell, Andrew., Ratner, Ely.,...

China’s economic and diplomatic clout has been increasing in the Central and South Asian region, particularly since 2011. However, at present, its influence remains...

Changing Geopolitical Dynamics in Central Asia: Causes and Effects

Abstract This study attempts to identify geopolitical competition and capacities of the US, Russia and China in Central Asia. The aim of this research is...

Comment- CPEC Relevance to Central Asia

 CPEC is a grand leap forward by Pakistan’s trusted friend, China, to transform the economy of Pakistan. The package of US$ 46 billion has...

Issue Brief on “India’s ‘Connect Central Asia’ Policy”

Relations between India and Central Asia  are historic in nature. Both India and Central Asia shared deep cultural, and economic links from ancient times....

Central Asia’s Quest for Warm Waters: From the Caspian Sea to Gwadar Port

Abstract Central Asia presents a mosaic of cultures and religions which, due to its fertile land and energy resources, has attracted many invaders since the...

Report – Seminar on “Pakistan’s Relations with Central Asian Republics and Azerbaijan: Prospects and...

A seminar to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan, Central Asian Republics (CARs) and Azerbaijan was held at...

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