Indo-Pacific-Opportunities for the Regional Institutions in South Asia

Abstract The Indo-Pacific Strategy is an omnipresent aspect of US foreign policy in the 21st century. It is a policy design, having rooted in the past, and inextricably intertwined with the future of the country and its allies. The US involvement in the Indo-Pacific, in the name of enhancing trade, and making and strengthening new…Read More

Potential Role of China in South Asia as a Country Leading the BRI

Abstract China has been eyeing South Asia for its economic endeavors for a long time. With the motivation to check India’s power status in the region, coupled with intentions to assert socio-economic and political influence in the region, the Belt and Road Initiative, designed from Chinese heritage and ancient past, has created a shining path…Read More

Can the Winter Olympics 2018 melt the icy relationship between South and North Korea?

As stated by Jung Woo Lee in his online article, ´A political history of the Winter Olympics´, “the Winter Olympic Games is a relatively humble sporting event in comparison with its summer counterpart”. Personally, I agree with Woo Lee´s introductory sentence, which maps the political history of previous winter Olympic Games, as indeed it is…Read More

How Chinese Geopolitics harms Southeast Asian Unity

South China Sea has been disputed among a few countries in Asia especially China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Malaysia. However, it is China that is claiming the lion share of the sea roughly 90% of it. This dispute is not new and it will certainly remain for years to come. One-third of global maritime shipping…Read More

Democracy in Pakistan: a fragile and rocky road

Democracy, a compound of two Greek words namely “Demos” meaning “people” and “Kratos” meaning “rule”, stands for the government of public. It is said to be a ‘government of the people, for the people, by the people’. More plainly, it is to suggest that the real power, termed by Thomas Hobbes as “sovereignty”, lies in…Read More

The Chinese new project One Belt One Road: new trend in globalization?

With a rigorous success in trade and business for decades, China has initiated new mega project named “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) in mid-May 2017 in Beijing. The trillion dollars project aims to connect Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa via business and infrastructure. During the two-day forum held in Beijing, Xi Jinping has…Read More

United States vs. North Korea: who will win???

The current confrontation between United States and North Korea has been seen such a high tensional that it reminds us the devastating consequences of World War. Not only for Korean peninsula bur also a deep concern for world community because may it start another massacre in history. So, what’s the background actually and who will…Read More

Critical Analysis of Geopolitical Catastrophes: Realistic View of Contemporary Global Hegemony

Shaukat Afsar   Geopolitics is an amazing subject for study. It helps us to analyze critically real situations. Robert D Kaplan in his famous book The “Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us” said, “As Napoleon said, to know a nation’s geography is to know its foreign policy”. Indeed!  As we come to understand global…Read More