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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.

Putting Pakistan Right: Standpoints on the War on Terror, Energy, Transit Corridors & Economic...

Pakistan has been confronting multifarious challenges during the past decade. Scholars have examined the ‘roots’ of Pakistan’s critical issues through a security-centric discourse, yet,...

Issue Brief on “Analysing US Objections to CPEC”

For more than two years, the United States, which takes a position on every matter in international politics, was conspicuous by its silence on...

Issue Brief on “Long-term Chinese Vision for Maritime Cooperation”

Recently, Chinese government released a white paper laying out long-term plans for its 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, a component of Belt and Road...

Issue Brief on “Managing the North Korean Nuclear Crisis”

The role of China in the on-going showdown between North Korea (DPRK) and the United States (US) has become more critical than ever. Unpredictable...

Report- In-house meeting with 6-member Chinese Delegation

The Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad (ISSI), held a Round-table meeting with a 6-member Chinese delegation comprising scholars and diplomats, led by Dr. Wang...

Issue Brief on “Securing Telecommunications Infrastructure”

Improvements in telecommunications infrastructure are a vital component of the Belt and Road Initiative. Communication projects are critical to businesses and economic growth. Pakistan,...

Issue Brief on “Implementing CPEC”

Domestic political debate about inclusion of smaller provinces into the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project framework has led to movement on the policy-front by...