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Dost Muhammad Barrech

Research Associate

Areas of Research:

Indian Foreign Policy and its Military Modernization

Mr. Dost Muhammad Barrech was working as a Research Associate at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI). He holds an MPhil degree in International Relations (IR) from National Defence University, Islamabad. He, currently, is working on his PhD thesis titled “A Comparative Analysis of Chinese and US Soft Power in 21st Century” from International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI). His area of research includes Indian foreign policy and its military modernization. Barrech has several publications and has constantly been writing articles for national and international newspapers.

Others Publications:

Op-ed in Tehran Times titled “U.S.-China quest for soft power”
Op-ed in Tehran Times titled “The U.S.-China tug-of-war”
Op-ed in Global Village Space titled “Countering China: EU-India growing ties in the Indo-Pacific”
In focus South Asia | India-China Tensions | Episode 81 | Indus News
Indian struggling economy amid Covid-19
Modi’s self-destructive policy of not joining RCEP
Indo-Pak Relations in Post-COVID-19 Era
Quad meeting: In context of theory of complex interdependence
Pak-Iran ties in emerging geopolitical landscape
UAE-Israel Agreement: in Prism of Realpolitik
Post -COVID-19: Indo-Pak Relations
A Constructivist Approach Towards Sino-Indian Relations
The New Cold War in Syria
Chinese soft power winning hearts and minds
Great Power Competition in the Post-COVID-19 Era
Controversy of lockdown and social-distancing in Pakistan
Kartarpur: A Corridor of Opportunities
Balochistan: the hub of drug mafias
China’s Peculiar Soft Power Diplomacy
CPEC: And Untapped Potential of Balochistan
PSL: Non-inclusion of Baloch players
US grudge against CPEC
Questioning the Aurat March
Is US really going to withdrew from Afghanistan?
Realpolitik vs Muslim world
Online classes: Non-availability of Internet services in Balochistan
Road fatalities in Balochistan
Trump Economic Diplomacy
China in the Middle East
Chinese and Russian technological ties
Indian Ocean: New battlefield
Research Paper titled “China-India Competition: An Appraisal” co-authored with Dr. Saif ur Rehman Malik Director, India Study Centre , Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) got published in Journal of Global Peace and Security Studies (JGPSS),Vol. 2, No. 1, 2021.
Research Paper titled “Pakistan’s Untapped Blue Economy Potential” published in Journal of Global Peace and Security Studies (JGPSS),Vol. 2, No. 1, 2021.
China-Iran strategic deal: Where does India stand?
Biden’s dilemma in the Indo-Pacific
Modi’s vaccine diplomacy in SA
China-India quest for Buddhist diplomacy


Report – Webinar “Commemorating Solidarity with Kashmiris”

India Study Centre (ISC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organized a Webinar on “Commemorating Solidarity with Kashmiris” on February 4, 2022. In...

Report – Round Table on “Commemorating Kashmiris’ Right to Self-Determination Day”

To remind the world of the promise made to the Kashmiri people 73 years ago on January 5, 1949, the India Study Centre (ISC) at the...

Issue Brief on “India and the proposed SAARC Summit in Islamabad”

On the 6th of January 2022, Arindam Bagchi, the official spokesperson for the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, dismissed the Pakistani offer to host the 19th South...

Issue Brief on “Would India Fall under CAATSA Sanctions?”

Moscow has started supplying New Delhi with S-400 air defence missile systems, said Dmitry Shugayev, the head of the Russian military cooperation agency. S-400 air defence missile...

Issue Brief on “India’s stance on AUKUS: An appraisal”

The inking of the AUKUS, a trilateral security pact on September 15, 2021 among Australia, the UK and the US, without Indian inclusion has surprised many...

Issue Brief on “Indian activism in South China Sea – Implications for peace in...

India and Vietnam last month conducted a naval exercise in the South China Sea (SCS). New Delhi tends to step up influence in the SCS and...

Report – Seminar on “730 Days of Hell: Kashmir Under Siege”

India Study Centre (ISC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organized a Seminar on "730 Days of Hell: Kashmir Under Siege", on August 04, 2021....

Issue Brief on “Sewa International: RSS charity wing promotes Hindutva Ideology”

Sewa International, the international charity wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh RSS was established in 1989 by Madhukar Deoras. The prime objective of the RSS charity wing...

Issue Brief on “The EU and India Plan a Global Infrastructure Deal: An Appraisal”

Both the European Union (EU) and India have undertaken an initiative to build joint infrastructure projects in the Indo-Pacific, Central Asia and Africa that...

Issue Brief on “Agitation in Bangladesh on Modi’s visit”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived Dhaka for a two-day official visit on 26 March, 2021. Bangladesh hoped that Modi’s participation in the celebrations...