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Chinese investment risks Pakistan running into debt trap: Ex Pakistani ambassador Husain Haqqani

Pakistan runs the risk of falling into a debt trap with China's multi-billion dollar infrastructure investment, especially as a volatile security situation and tensions with neighbours threatens the economic viability of such projects, says Husain Haqqani, Islamabad's former envoy to the US.

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What we need from China

The extraordinary progress that China has made in human development by lifting millions of people out of poverty, despite having the largest population of 1.4 billion, is no less than a miracle. The Chinese top-tier leadership attaches great importance to its human resource development.

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Reasonable response

Following the lead of the National Security Committee,  on Thursday the cabinet gave a measured response to US President Donald Trump’s tweet threatening to cut off aid to Pakistan. The cabinet expressed its disappointment at the tweet and said it would have an adverse effect on relations between the two countries but did not respond in the same kind of incendiary rhetoric as Trump.

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A gulf that must be bridged

Civil-military tensions are not a new development in Pakistan. We have lived with this phenomenon for decades and have seen four spells of military rule. Civil-military tensions, which until recently had been largely underground, have now started to come out in the open.

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US and Pakistan relations in the coming year

This new year has started with quite a bang as far as relations between Pakistan and the US are concerned. President Trump’s provocative tweet accompanying the US decision to withhold coalition support funds to Pakistan has caused significant consternation amongst our policymakers.

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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