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James M. Dorsey
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Pakistan's Gwadar Port. Photo by Paranda, Wikipedia Commons.

Asian Ports: Pitfalls Of China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative – Analysis

26 Feb 2017 in 1 , Analysis , Business

Troubled ports in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, envisioned as part of China’s string of pearls linking the Eurasian heartland to the Middle Kingdom, exemplify political pitfalls that threaten Beijing’s ambitious One Belt, One Road project….


Pakistan's Raheel Sharif. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Steven Schneider, Wikipedia Commons.

Whither The Muslim World’s NATO? – Analysis

22 Feb 2017 in 1 , Analysis

Controversy and uncertainty over the possible appointment of a Pakistani general as commander of a 40-nation, Saudi-led, anti-Iranian military alliance dubbed the Muslim world’s NATO goes to the core of a struggle for Pakistan’s soul…


Location of Pakistan. Source: CIA World Factbook.

Challenging The State: Pakistani Militants Form Deadly Alliance – Analysis

22 Feb 2017 in 1 , Analysis

The recent suicide bombing of a popular Sufi shrine in Sindh is the latest operation of a recently formed alliance of militant jihadist and sectarian groups that includes Islamic State (IS) and organisations associated with…


Flag of Iran. Photo by Farzaaaad2000, Wikipedia Commons.

Bowing To Pressure: Iran Grants Women Spectators Access To Sporting Event – Analysis

20 Feb 2017 in 1 , Analysis , Entertainment

Iran, bowing to external pressure, has allowed women spectators to attend a premier international men’s volleyball tournament on the island of Kish. The Iranian concession constitutes a rare occasion on which the Islamic republic has…


Location of Pakistan. Source: CIA World Factbook.

Militants Put Half-Hearted Pakistani Counter-Terrorism At Crossroads – Analysis

16 Feb 2017 in 1 , Analysis

A militant faction associated with the Pakistani Taliban has put Pakistani authorities, already under pressure from the United States and an Asian money laundering watchdog, at a crossroads in their hitherto half-hearted efforts to crack…


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