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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

Issue Brief on “India is uncomfortable with Imran Khan’s visit to Sri Lanka”

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan undertook a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka, on the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, Mahinda Rajapaksa, on 23-24 February,...

Report – Webinar on “Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS): A Move towards Fascism in South...

India Study Centre (ISC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organized a webinar titled, “Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh: A Move towards Fascism in...

Issue Brief on “Growing Farmers Protest in India: Yet Another Political Blunder by Modi”

Farmers in the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana have been up in protest against the promulgation of three farm acts passed by the...

Issue Brief on “Growing Indian Interest in Malabar Naval Exercise”

Malabar-I, the first naval exercise between US and India was held in 1992 as part of a joint training in basic sea-based operations. The...

Issue Brief on “India’s Role in the Quad”

Quad or Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, a group of four democracies including US, India, Japan and Australia was first proposed in 2007 by the Japanese Prime...

Issue Brief on “Indian Prospective Trade Deal with Taiwan: Creating New Troubles for China”

China has reacted sharply to recent reports that India is pondering over a trade deal with Taiwan. Any Indian trade deal with Taiwan will...

Issue Brief on “India Heads Towards Economic Recession Amid Covid-19”

Covid-19 has affected the entire world politically, economically and culturally. No state has remained immune to the pandemic. Among strict lockdowns and restrictions on...