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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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Comment-CPEC’s Long Term Plan

 The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has entered into the second phase of the Long-Term Plan (LTP) after the successful completion of the Early Harvest...

Issue Brief on “The Emerging Sino-Japanese Detente”

Japanese Foreign Minister, Taro Kono, paid an official visit to Beijing on January 27-28, 2018. Earlier, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida had visited Beijing...

Issue Brief on “Peace on Korean Peninsula: The Chinese Perspective”

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) resumed political talks on January 9, 2018 and again on January...

Issue Brief on “Peace Talks: The North Korean Perspective”

Introduction North Korean viewpoint is often dwarfed by hostile comments and a true picture is hardly presented to the outside world except harsh comments that...

Issue Brief on “Pakistan-Japan Ties: Moving Towards a Positive Trajectory”

After a hiatus of eight years, high level diplomatic contact between Pakistan and Japan was renewed with the visit of Japanese Foreign Minister Taro...

Comment-CPEC Takes Off

The tale of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is only 31 months old and the miracle is unveiled. The project is moving in full...

Comment-CPEC’s Energy Galore

 A promise is fulfilled. The country is brightened and a miracle is in the shining. An energy revolution may spark soon that would wholly...

Comment-The Indo-Pacific Project

 U.S. President Donald Trump strongly characterized the “Indo-Pacific” in his recent tour of five Asia-Pacific countries that was concluded on 14 November. For the...

Comment- CPEC Relevance to Central Asia

 CPEC is a grand leap forward by Pakistan’s trusted friend, China, to transform the economy of Pakistan. The package of US$ 46 billion has...

Comment-East Asia Summit in Manila

Many countries appreciated Trump’s gesture of extending another day to stay in Manila to attend the EAS The East Asia Summit (EAS), hosted by the...