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Muhammad Faisal


Research Fellow

Areas of Research:

China-Pakistan Relations

Faisal is a Research Fellow at the China-Pakistan Study Centre. He served as Research Associate at the Centre for International Strategic Studies (CISS). He has earned an M. Phil in Strategic Studies from the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad. His areas of interest includes China-Pakistan Relations, CPEC, conflict and cooperation in South Asia.

Issue Brief on “From Olympics to Afghanistan: Reviewing PM Imran Khan Visit to China”

Recent visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to China signified a notable surge in a bilateral relationship that is marked by mutual...

Issue Brief on “Japan-Australia Reciprocal Access Agreement: Extended Network in the Indo-Pacific”

On January 6, Australia and Japan signed bilateral defense and security agreement, termed as “Japan-Australia Reciprocal Access Agreement” (JA-RAA) that grants reciprocal...

Issue Brief on “AUKUS: Emerging Dynamics in Asia-Pacific”

In mid-September 2021, Australia, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US), announced a new ‘trilateral security arrangement’, termed AUKUS, focusing...

Issue Brief on “Gwadar and Southern Balochistan: Next Stage of Development”

When China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was launched in 2015, much attention was paid to development of Gwadar port and city. Both sides had reached...

Issue Brief on “China Rethinks International Communications Strategy”

Chinese leadership has directed adjustments in the confrontational diplomatic style and media tone pursued in recent years. President Xi Jinping, during a study session...

Issue Brief on “China-Iran Strategic Cooperation Agreement: Cautious Evolution of Bilateral Relations”

On March 27, China and Iran concluded a bilateral agreement to deepen political ties and expand economic cooperation over the next 25...

Report – Public Talk on “China-Pakistan COVID-19 Cooperation”

China-Pakistan Study Centre (CPSC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad (ISSI) hosted a Public Talk by Major General Dr. Aamer Ikram, Executive Director National...

Asia and Competing Visions of Regional Order: Free and Open Indo-Pacific and Belt and...

Abstract Under Donald Trump’s presidency, the United States (US) pushed forward the concept of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific...

Pakistan-China Relations: Beyond CPEC

Abstract In recent years between 2013-18, Pakistan-China relations witnessed a qualitative transformation as the bilateral ties expanded from defence...

Report – WebTalk on “Hong Kong: Current Status & Future”

China-Pakistan Study Centre (CPSC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted a WebTalk on ‘Hong Kong: Current Status & Future’...