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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”
https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/463290/U-S-China-quest-for-soft-power
Op-ed in Tehran Times titled “The U.S.-China tug-of-war”
https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/462596/The-U-S-China-tug-of-war
Op-ed in Global Village Space titled “Countering China: EU-India growing ties in the Indo-Pacific”
https://www.globalvillagespace.com/countering-china-eu-india-growing-ties-in-the-indo-pacific/?fbclid=IwAR2rUg641ntwtUIkPmz8h5vWYi4RU8XQM90tf8EDMuHuQfelYc-HL2lpG28
In focus South Asia | India-China Tensions | Episode 81 | Indus News
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlKeqRRhMVA
Indian struggling economy amid Covid-19
https://qoshe.com/pakistan-observer/dost-muhammad-barrech/indian-struggling-economy-amid-covid-19/92763856
Modi’s self-destructive policy of not joining RCEP
https://pakobserver.net/modis-self-destructive-policy-of-not-joining-rcep/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=modis-self-destructive-policy-of-not-joining-rcep
Indo-Pak Relations in Post-COVID-19 Era
https://journals.pakistanreview.com/index.php/JGPSS/article/view/60
Quad meeting: In context of theory of complex interdependence
https://qoshe.com/pakistan-observer/dost-muhammad-barrech/quad-meeting-in-context-of-theory-of-complex-inte/87978584
Pak-Iran ties in emerging geopolitical landscape
https://qoshe.com/pakistan-observer/dost-muhammad-barrech/pak-iran-ties-in-emerging-geopolitical-landscape/87702518
UAE-Israel Agreement: in Prism of Realpolitik
https://neospectacle.com/2020/08/24/uae-israel-agreement-in-prism-of-realpolitik/?fbclid=IwAR2I0R2nWskKbrpFcSwr0g6BnI8l4S4PcCnWF8QYLnLeJu-NMNlP-F0cmCw
Post -COVID-19: Indo-Pak Relations
https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2020/04/18/post-covid-19-indo-pak-relations/
A Constructivist Approach Towards Sino-Indian Relations
The New Cold War in Syria
http://www.uob.edu.pk/journals/Middle%20East%20Review%20Vol%201%20Online.pdf
Chinese soft power winning hearts and minds
https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2020/06/04/chinese-soft-power-winning-hearts-and-minds/
Great Power Competition in the Post-COVID-19 Era
https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2020/05/03/great-power-competition-in-the-post-covid-19-era/
Controversy of lockdown and social-distancing in Pakistan
https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2020/04/26/controversy-of-lockdown-and-social-distancing-in-pakistan/
Kartarpur: A Corridor of Opportunities
https://countercurrents.org/2020/01/kartarpur-a-corridor-of-opportunities/
Balochistan: the hub of drug mafias
https://dailytimes.com.pk/565088/balochistan-the-hub-of-drug-mafias/
China’s Peculiar Soft Power Diplomacy
https://dailytimes.com.pk/558116/chinas-peculiar-soft-power-diplomacy/
CPEC: And Untapped Potential of Balochistan
https://cpecbulletin.com/2018/01/09/cpec-and-untapped-potential-of-balochistan/
PSL: Non-inclusion of Baloch players
https://dailytimes.com.pk/557089/psl-non-inclusion-of-baloch-players/
US grudge against CPEC
https://pakobserver.net/us-grudge-against-cpec/
Questioning the Aurat March
https://pakobserver.net/questioning-the-aurat-march/?fbclid=IwAR1XGQ21bHtGW32kX2Bi7GxhVIW8jepraDDzNoftVcOrnpFyqlY45g9LHOo
Is US really going to withdrew from Afghanistan?
https://newsdaypakistan.com/will-us-really-withdraw-from-afghanistan/
Realpolitik vs Muslim world
https://pakobserver.net/realpolitik-vs-muslim-world/
Online classes: Non-availability of Internet services in Balochistan
https://pakobserver.net/online-classes-non-availability-of-internet-services-in-balochistan/?fbclid=IwAR07aB2yrrXf2N_2nA2CKQebd0dmKwdkin3VMhsiCwrv_OcpWUvwKXL6rys
Road fatalities in Balochistan
https://pakobserver.net/road-fatalities-in-balochistan/?fbclid=IwAR2KdVRJAVZtVppo-i7CrLm_KvAePDL0c_5vBEaDQI6V6Tc3JX5kJj7T978
Trump Economic Diplomacy
https://twitter.com/thecsspoint/status/935023050503983104
China in the Middle East
https://pakobserver.net/china-in-the-middle-east/?fbclid=IwAR1jno8z0ThtY6Q8MYMp_Sg3nT9X2DywbGSpcYzwiKm7bYOonuWZyk3mJcA
Chinese and Russian technological ties
https://pakobserver.net/chinese-and-russian-technological-ties/?fbclid=IwAR2UfOlQvwxx0_mM6KFWKAOFFrQMvMifmhHa0ne8YaJJBaiQ8dqt72-7YK0
Indian Ocean: New battlefield
http://202.166.170.213:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/3192
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.
https://journals.pakistanreview.com/index.php/JGPSS/article/view/89/41?fbclid=IwAR34pnV_Ha4r-x4MGfMGmKv5kI63pXBjg7PLLIJGPkmPMRp4vR-kpxnwFhs
Research Paper titled “Pakistan’s Untapped Blue Economy Potential” published in Journal of Global Peace and Security Studies (JGPSS),Vol. 2, No. 1, 2021.
https://journals.pakistanreview.com/index.php/JGPSS/article/view/75/44?fbclid=IwAR1xPOD1Ezk3m2taZ3fhnRC0MRajm9S-h8gItTzHoPW2OycmwFYvN_umgSw
China-Iran strategic deal: Where does India stand?
https://pakobserver.net/china-iran-strategic-deal-where-does-india-stand-by-dost-muhammad-barrech/?fbclid=IwAR1BklSgBaLA6dZPQHb9XOX6273gfKPc0pifsDKvz8WQ-A_OmG_bgvBFG4Q
Biden’s dilemma in the Indo-Pacific
https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2021/01/29/bidens-dilemma-in-the-indo-pacific/?fbclid=IwAR1UG_BLB6KBEuttkkwz3Ux1T6-uzc31cs-Se0_zkE4kCPixrNvjY8JZw1s
Modi’s vaccine diplomacy in SA
https://pakobserver.net/modis-vaccine-diplomacy-in-sa/?fbclid=IwAR2DrcDt4znRG63DA5oUPOV-LPP__YZcZngA5eFhBZa34CJWQrKh8WGl_hA
China-India quest for Buddhist diplomacy
https://pakobserver.net/china-india-quest-for-buddhist-diplomacy/?fbclid=IwAR0fmUNJavD3mScJsp75Seg1HSR9ajyok-NTc_I6VhP-WiPztUEIxPYyaLs

dostmuhammad@issi.org.pk

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