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US, India Convergence On Chabahar-Afghanistan ‘Corridor’ Amid Divergence On Iran Oil

IRSHAD SALIM (JUL 2, 2018): US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on June 27 told India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Washington would back his country’s plan to develop the Iranian seaport of Chabahar to open up a trade route to Afghanistan and Central Asia. Former US Secretary Rex Tillerson had indirectly said something similar, but this would mean more coming from Haley, who’s close to Trump, tweeted Washington-based South Asia analyst Michael Kugelman. “We realize we’re threading a needle when we do that,” said Haley in theRead More


Pakistan Part of New South Asia Economic Geography

Pakistan needs to quickly initiate a progressive model of economic reforms in line with the changing regional and global dynamics. This will not only ensure sustainability of economic growth but will also put Pakistan in a leadership position in the new South Asian economic geography. HAROON SHARIF – THE contours of a new economic and political geography within South Asia are clearly emerging on the map with enhanced connectivity among China, Pakistan, Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Central Asia. This transition is already having a remarkable influence on the thinking patterns,Read More