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Sabena Siddiqui
Sabena Siddiqui

Sabena Siddiqui is a foreign affairs journalist and geopolitical analyst with special focus on the Belt and Road Initiative, CPEC and South Asia. She tweets @sabena_siddiqi.

New dimension to alliance with Pakistan: Saudi plans to invest in Gwadar port?

Recently, the long-standing strategic alliance between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia has taken on a fresh dimension as the Saudi government is planning to invest in Gwadar in Baluchistan province. Having...

Lapis Lazuli Corridor: Reconnecting Central Asia and Afghanistan

Connecting Afghanistan to Europe via the Black Sea route, the Lapis Lazuli Corridor just became operational a few weeks ago. Inaugurated by the Afghan President Ghani in Herat, the first track is...

ANALYSIS: Abu Dhabi process does more than bringing US, Taliban on the table

Since September, US State Department Special Envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad has been making diplomatic efforts to bring about a peace settlement in Afghanistan prior to the presidential elections scheduled...

Value of soft power in foreign policy

Under-estimating the value of “soft power” is the worst mistake any nation can make in this age of constant communication and connectivity. Defined as ‘the ability of a country to...

Will Kartarpur Corridor bring paradigm shift in India, Pakistan ties?

Amid the friction prevailing between South Asian neighbors India and Pakistan, the launching of the Kartarpur Corridor is nothing less than a paradigm shift for this region.First proposed by India in...

Imran Khan’s first 100 days

As the first 100 days of the newly elected government come to an end in Pakistan, both fans and critics are discussing the first indications of the change promised by Prime Minister Imran Khan....

Awaiting the G20 Summit

Happening just a week from now in Buenos Aires, this year’s Group of Twenty (G20) summit carries added significance as it holds potential to break ice between the US and China. According to...

Despite positive outlook on economy, Pakistan still looks to IMF for help

Contrary to popular expectations that there might be no need to approach the IMF after all as the financial crisis has been averted, the Pakistan government has requested the Fund for an...