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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.

COLUMNISTS
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.

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

Sunday, 06 January 2019

Recently, the long-standing strategic alliance between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia has taken on a ...

Lapis Lazuli Corridor: Reconnecting Central Asia and Afghanistan

Wednesday, 02 January 2019

Connecting Afghanistan to Europe via the Black Sea route, the Lapis Lazuli Corridor just became ...

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

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Since September, US State Department Special Envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad has been making diplomatic ...

Value of soft power in foreign policy

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Under-estimating the value of “soft power” is the worst mistake any nation can make in ...

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

Thursday, 06 December 2018

Amid the friction prevailing between South Asian neighbors India and Pakistan, the launching of the ...

Imran Khan’s first 100 days

Saturday, 24 November 2018

As the first 100 days of the newly elected government come to an end in Pakistan, both fans and ...

Awaiting the G20 Summit

Friday, 16 November 2018

Happening just a week from now in Buenos Aires, this year’s Group of Twenty (G20) summit ...

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

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Contrary to popular expectations that there might be no need to approach the IMF after all as the ...

CASA project and energy dynamics across Central, South Asia

Wednesday, 07 November 2018

Having similar objectives as the CPEC and the TAPI, the CASA-1000 happens to be the third most ...

Can Exxon Mobil entry bring foreign investment into Pakistan’s energy sector?

Saturday, 03 November 2018

Ever since the US energy conglomerate Exxon Mobil acquired around 25 percent shareholding in the ...

Can Iran escape the backlash of biting sanctions?

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Even as Iran braces itself for the second round of US sanctions next month in November, President ...

Economic growth at the expense of punishing IMF package for Pakistan

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Even as Pakistan tries to find a way out of its financial crisis, there is a lot of discussion ...

Thucydides Trap and trickle-down effect of US-China ties

Monday, 15 October 2018

Managing the world’s most important geopolitical relationship is not an easy task, especially ...

Why China’s Belt and Road Initiative is more than just new ‘great game’

Sunday, 07 October 2018

Established 2000 years ago by Chinese imperial envoy Zhang Qian, the ancient Silk Route linked China ...

Is China’s BRI idea beginning to catch the world’s attention?

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Representing 25 percent of the global population and generating one third of the world’s GDP, ...

Will Imran Khan’s visit to Saudi Arabia further Pakistan’s core interests?

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

As Prime Minister Imran Khan completes his visit to Saudi Arabia, it is seen as the initiation of a ...

How Pakistan’s Gwadar Port can help Gulf trade connectivity

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Offering the shortest and most convenient trade route to Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East, ...

Can Pakistan build bridges between US and China?

Monday, 10 September 2018

Resetting ties with the US after a rocky year, Pakistan has faced erratic times due to the changed ...

China’s geo-economic interests and Middle East energy industry

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Strategically located near most of the major energy consuming countries in Europe and Asia, the ...

Iran’s struggle for existence in the face of new sanctions

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Implementing a financial package just in time before the first round of US sanctions hit its economy ...

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