Pakistan
The Presence of Islamic State-Khurasan Province in Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan

नाततायिवधे दोषो हन्तुर्भवति कश्चन । प्रकाशं वाप्रकाशं वा मन्युस्तं मन्युमृच्छति ॥ [Translation: No evil of any kind accrues to the slayer for killing a desperado, either openly or secretly; as it is only Fury recoiling upon Fury.]   ...

China: Daily Scan, May 24, 2022

China's biodiversity push and its broader ecological ambition: Xinhuanet May 23, 2022 Sunday marks the International Day for Biological Diversity 2022. As one of the 17 mega biodiversity countries, China has achieved steady progress in addressing...

Expect a Recalibration in the Pakistan- Taliban Relationship

The picture of former ISI chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed and Pakistani Ambassador to Afghanistan, Mansour Ahmed Khan enjoying tea at Kabul’s Serena Hotel in a relaxed mood just before the announcement of Taliban’s ‘interim’ government in September 2021...

China: Daily Scan, May 23, 2022

China FM applauds "BRICS Plus" cooperation model: Xinhuanet May 20, 2022 Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi Thursday said that all parties should use the "BRICS Plus" cooperation model to jointly create bright prospects and a...

The Boiling Baloch Pot: A Continued Saga of Baloch Resistance

A suicide bombing that killed three Chinese nationals in the Pakistani city of Karachi on April 26, 2022, has sent shock waves throughout the region. Notably, this incident rests on two problematically linked facts. One, this attack took place at...

China: Daily Scan, May 17, 2022

Charting roadmap for China's modern infrastructure system: Xinhunaet May 13, 2022 In the face of COVID-19 flare-ups and increasing downward pressure on the economy, the Chinese leadership is looking at infrastructure investment to bolster growth...

China: Daily Scan, May 12, 2022

China to prioritize employment in fiscal and monetary policies, mobilize existing assets to boost effective investment: Xinhunaet May 12, 2022 China will adopt fiscal and monetary policies that prioritize job reation, as part of efforts to keep...

What does Taliban Governance mean for the region?

Since the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan nearly nine months ago, the group’s governance has been marked by human rights violations, harsh restrictions on women, and the dominance of radical ideas. In this latest episode of the VIF podcast, we...

China: Daily Scan, April 29, 2022

Land-sea trade corridor connects 107 countries, regions: Xinhuanet April 27, 2022 The New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor, a trade and logistics passage, has expanded its reach to 315 ports in 107 countries and regions, according to the...

China: Daily Scan, April 13, 2022

Xi tells Party cadres to make every possible effort to ensure people's happy lives: Xinhuanet April 12, 2022 Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Monday called on Party cadres to make "every...

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