S Korea unveils plan for N Korean economic enrichment

Ideas for the North's development and regional integration, while ripe with promise, face obstacles and remain dependent on the US and denuclearization By Andrew Salmon South Korea presented its master plan for North Korean economic cooperation to the public last week, laying forth a roadmap not only for economic development north of the Demilitarized Zone, … Continue reading S Korea unveils plan for N Korean economic enrichment

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What will India’s role be in the SCO?

By Zamir Awan This month the heads of state of India and Pakistan will attend, for the first time as full members, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit, being held in Qingdao, China. Pakistan was already engaged with SCO member states through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Joining the SCO will reinforce Pakistan’s position and … Continue reading What will India’s role be in the SCO?

Western leaders back in Russia as tensions appear to ease

East-West relations seem to have changed over past 10 days, as three major Western leaders attend St Petersburg forum By M.K. Bhadrakumar East-West relations have transformed over the past 10-day period. Russia’s isolation from the West after the Maidan coup in Kiev appears to have warmed as abruptly as it began. Three major Western leaders … Continue reading Western leaders back in Russia as tensions appear to ease

China turns up heat on chip wars by taking on Fab five

Beijing will pump billions of dollars into semiconductor fabrication plants in a bid to overtake US, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Europe By Gordon Watts   Step inside the sterile world of a Fab and you are literally at the epicenter of creation. It is here where semiconductors, such as microchips, are ‘born’ and integrated … Continue reading China turns up heat on chip wars by taking on Fab five

What Pakistan brings to the Shanghai table

By Zamir Awan The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), established in China in 2001, is a political, economic and security organization that is Eurasian in nature. Its six original members, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, were joined by Pakistan and India at a 2017 summit in Astana, Kazakhstan. The SCO also has four observer … Continue reading What Pakistan brings to the Shanghai table