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Dr. Ahmad Rashid Malik


Areas of Research:

China-Pakistan relations, Asia Pacific (Japan & Korean Peninsula)

Dr. Ahmad Rashid Malik has been working as Senior Research Fellow (China, Japan, & Asia-Pacific) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad. He earned his Doctorate from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia (1998), and M.A. from the International University of Japan (国際大学), Niigata, Japan (1989). He had been Fellow of the Korea Foundation at the Economic Institute of Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea (1998) and Fellow of the Japan Foundation in Tokyo (2010-11). He regularly writes for newspapers and magazines especially on East Asian affairs and contributed a number of research papers in academic journals in the wider perspective of political economy. He is the author of Pakistan-Japan Relations: Continuity and Change in Economic Relations and Security Interests (London & New York: Routledge, 2008). He had been Head of Department of International Relations at Preston University, Islamabad. Previously, he also worked for the Islamabad Policy Research Institute as Research Fellow (Japan & East Asia) during 2005-10. He also worked as Economic Analyst/Adviser for Korean multinational Daewoo in Pakistan and carried out mega commercial projects inter-alia the M-2 Motorway project, Daewoo Express Bus, & Daewoo City Bus in Lahore as its pioneer.

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Chinese Investment in Pakistan

The PPRA rules are a hindrance China is an engine of investment growth in Asia. Both Pakistan and China have a special strategic relationship but...

Revival of Pakistan-Japan Commercial Links

Arresting the decline in trade, seeking assistance for mega projects must be a priority Recently Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that his government...

The Thai unrest

Much similar to Pakistan, Thailand has been in transition It is not the ‘Thai Spring’. The country is actually known for military coups. It is...

The Connect Asia-Pacific Summit

In socio-economic development, digitization’s role is critical Pakistan is on an extensive shuttle diplomacy. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attended the Commonwealth moot in the Sri...

The Beijing-New Delhi Ties

Consolidating the existing relationship To maintain a durable peace in Asia-Pacific, Sino-Indian normalcy must be maintained and sustained. Both countries have serious territorial disputes since...

A Test for Nawaz Sharif

His US visit will set the tone for Pakistan-US relations Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is on a visit to the United States at a time...

The Pakistan-Japan Ties

Japanese Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minoru Kiuchi, visited Pakistan on 11-12 September. He met with Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security...

Japan’s Response to Crisis in Syria

Not toeing the American line, but against chemical weapons There is a further bumpy road ahead in the Middle East. Libya was totally devastated by...