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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