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Pakistan goes ahead with Diamer-Basha Dam in POK with China’s Collusion:

 Paper No. 6584                                 Dated 22-May-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
On 14th May, Pakistan signed a Rs 442 Billion (Pak. Rupees) contract for a joint venture with China Power and Frontier Works Organisation (FWC).  The Pakistan Company FWC is a commercial arm of Pakistan Military.
 
This was gone through despite India’s objections in the past and was once again reiterated the next day.  
 

Pakistan Foreign Policy Reorientation Debate 2020

Paper No. 6583                      Dated 22-May-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Reflecting Pakistan’s current dissatisfaction with the leading Arab Gulf Monarchies growing proximity to India and honouring Indian PM Narendra Modi with their highest national awards, notably visible is ongoing foreign policy debate to reset newer directions in Pakistan’s foreign policy thrusts.

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Pakistan & China Escalate Border Tensions with India:

Paper No. 6577                             Dated 14-May-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan and China have noticeably escalated tensions along the LOC and LAC with India in My 2020 whether by coordinated design or just inadvertently. In my assessment either way the timing of simultaneous escalations need probing.

Wuhan Virus and Pakistan: The Army takes the Leading Role:

Paper No 6556                                    Dated  2-April-2020
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
As of today, the total number of confirmed Wuhan Virus ( Covid-19) has crossed two thousand and is now at 2039.  Punjab leads with 708 cases followed by Sindh 676, Khyber Pakhtunkwa-258, Balochistan 158, Gilgit 184, Islamabad 54 and Pak Occupied Kashmir 6.  The figures are expected to rise exponentially in the next few days.
 

Afghanistan Misperceives China as an Honest Broker in Peace Process:

Paper No. 6554                           Dated 27-Mar-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Contemporaneously, with the conflictual state of US-China relations, any speculation on emergence of China as an honest broker in Afghan peace processes in the wake of impending US Forces exit from Afghanistan is fallacious and misperceived and thus ignoring US global national security interests.

Pakistan-Turkey-Malaysia Bloc to Challenge Arab domination of Islamic World:

Paper No. 6543 .              Dated 20-Feb-2020
Dr Subhash Kapila
 
Noticeable since last year is the emergence of a new Islamic bloc of Pakistan-Turkey-Malaysia which ostensibly asserts to bring about a renaissance in the Islamic World but essentially comprises three Non-Arab Sunni Muslim nations attempting to challenge the Arab domination of the Islamic World led by Saudi Arabia as the ‘Custodian of the Holy Places of Islam’.
 

Pakistan and China's Hybrid Warfare against India:

Paper No. 6537              Dated  4-Feb-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan and China in continuation of their relentless adversarial and conflictual military postures against India for decades now appear to have switched over in years preceding 2020 to strategies of hybrid warfare against India having failed to arrest India’s noticeable geopolitical and military rise with the advent of Indian PM Narendra Modi in 2014.

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