How Different Is the “New Normal” from the Old Normal in South Asian Crises? – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

How Different Is the “New Normal” from the Old Normal in South Asian Crises? - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace — Read on carnegieendowment.org/2020/05/08/how-different-is-new-normal-from-old-normal-in-south-asian-crises-pub-81746

Rise and Fall of the Indus Valley Civilisation: a perspective

    The Indus Valley Civilisation lasted from the late fifth to the second millennium BC, developed a vast network of well planned settlements and engaged in long distance trade with Egypt and Mesopotamia. The civilisation was referred to as Meluhha in Mesopotamian sources - a name which still exists in India for many fertile [...]

China’s US$62 billion belt and road project in Pakistan risks becoming corridor to nowhere | South China Morning Post

Almost seven years after the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was established, less than one-third of announced projects have been completed. In Gwadar, an airport is among projects that have yet to materialise as economic slowdown forces China to scale back its global ambitions. — Read on http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/3064849/chinas-us62-billion-belt-and-road-project-pakistan-risks

‘CPEC backbone of Pakistan’s economy’ | Islamabad | thenews.com.pk | Karachi

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Yao Jing said that after 6 years successful implementation of CPEC project under the umbrella of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), it is now established that CPEC and other corridors under BRI are projects of international cooperation, where 126 countries joined these projects. He said BRI provided credible and tangible benefits [...]

The Great Game: Afghanistan, British India and the Hundred Year War for India’s Northern Frontier

The Great Game refers to the hundred year geostrategic contest between Britain and Russia for control of Eurasia in the 19th century.  The arena for the Great Game was all the lands, kingdoms and nations between the two Empires. At the beginning of the Great Game the territories of British India and Tsarist Russia were [...]

Iranian media hail Tehran-Islamabad joint ‘rapid reaction force’

During a visit by Pakistan's prime minister to Iran, the two countries moved closer toward forming a joint rapid reaction force to combat border insecurity, a plan welcomed by Iranian media as a key achievement in bilateral ties. — Read on http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/04/iran-pakistan-khan-border-rapid-reaction-force-rouhani.html