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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-APEC Summit at Da Nang

“Harnessing the potential for commerce” The 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ summit was convened at Da Nang in Vietnam on 10-11 November. APEC...

Comment-Trump’s Visit to South Korea

"South Korea is the sixth largest trading partner of the United States. Bilateral trade between the two countries reached US$ 112.2 billion in 2016" In...

Comment-Trump Visits China

U.S. President Donald Trump has been warming up ties with China . As part of the third leg of his 12-day marathon Asian tour,...

Comment- What Trump Gained in Japan?

U.S. President Donald Trump undertook his Asian tour of five countries namely; Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines that was commenced on...

Comment-Long Live China’s Revolutionary Zeal

" Over the last 30 years alone, China has lifted more than 700 million out of poverty; with the remaining 40 million to be...

Comment-India’s Isolation on the Belt and Road Increases

India has not been persuasive in mustering support of countries against China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). India boycotted a major moot on the...

Comment-Belt and Road Initiative Deconstructed

" Other than India, hardly any nation opposes China’s Belt and Road Initiative "  At the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China...

Comment-Abe’s Resounding Victory

 Japanese voters have a keen sense of democracy and they are extremely matured as the country is the oldest democracy in Asia. Parliamentary democracy...

Comment-America Opposes CPEC

 The rift between the United States and China would invariably increase during the Trump Administration. So are ties between Pakistan and the US. On...

Issue Brief on “An Overview of the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist...

China is the great hope for the world. It is the largest populated country with huge intake of world's Gross Domestic Product of over...