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Dr Imran Khalid
Dr Imran Khalid

  • April 27, 2024

    The future of the dollar

    Packs of freshly printed $20 notes are processed for bundling and packaging at the US Treasury's Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington DC....

  • January 16, 2024

    Stalemate in Ukraine?

    Russia still maintains dominance over roughly 18% of Ukrainian territory

  • January 09, 2024

    China in 2024

    National Bureau of Statistics highlights 19.5% year-on-year surge in services retail sales until Nov 2023

  • December 18, 2023

    COP28’s blueprint for a sustainable future

    The outcome of the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, where representatives from almost 200 nations reached a consensus to commence the reduction of...

  • November 23, 2023

    The Xi-Biden meeting

    Chinese President Xi Jinping gestures as he talks with US President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the sidelines of the APEC summit in San Francisco...

  • November 04, 2023

    America’s Israel question

    The UN General Assembly votes for an "immediate humanitarian truce" in Gaza. — AFP In a significant move at the UN General Assembly last week, a...

  • October 16, 2023

    Ten years of the BRI

    Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to inaugurate the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, taking place on October 17-18 in...

  • September 27, 2023

    China’s resilience

    In the economic data unveiled on September 9, China’s dynamic economic landscape displayed resilience and hints of recovery. Consumer prices,...

  • September 03, 2023

    Camp David politics

    The just-concluded Camp David summit, which included South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio...

  • August 22, 2023

    Biden’s China rhetoric

    In an astonishing display of rhetorical hubris, US President Joe Biden recently unleashed a fusillade of criticism aimed squarely at China, dubbing...

  • August 16, 2023

    The BRICS debate

    The coming 2023 BRICS summit in South Africa is witnessing contrasting dynamics unfold. On the one hand, aspiring candidates are displaying an...

  • August 06, 2023

    Meloni’s dilemma

    Amidst their divergent ideological outlooks, US President Biden forged an unlikely alliance with Italian PM Giorgia Meloni during her recent visit...

  • July 31, 2023

    A high-stakes US election

    The American political landscape has suddenly been taken over by calls for ‘investigations’ on both sides of the divide. While Donald Trump...

  • July 22, 2023

    CPEC: a decade of transformation

    A momentous milestone is being commemorated this month as Pakistan and China celebrate a remarkable decade of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ...

  • July 17, 2023

    What did Ukraine get from Vilnius?

    Although, despite intense campaigning and pleading by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Vilnius summit did not give any timetable for...

  • July 08, 2023

    Building back global trade

    Ever since May 2023, when the 14-member Indo-Pacific Economic Framework reached an agreement on strengthening the resilience of global supply...

  • July 03, 2023

    The rise and rise of Trump

    Is the wave of neo-populism declining across the globe? The answer to this question is still ambiguous. However, from the tempestuous exit of Imran...

  • June 24, 2023

    The dollar-yuan rivalry

    This month Pakistan departed from its long-standing reliance on the US dollar for export payments, as it utilized the Chinese currency ‘yuan’ to...

  • June 16, 2023

    Budget 2023-24: the IMF factor - Part II

    Pakistan is rather lucky to have the support of friendly countries that have extended financial assistance to the country. Besides Saudi Arabia and...

  • June 15, 2023

    Budget 2023-24: the IMF factor (Part - I)

    In the backdrop of extraordinary uncertainties — both at home and abroad — Pakistan revealed its budget for FY2023-24 on June 9. Many experts...

  • June 04, 2023

    Kissinger on China and the US

    On the momentous occasion of Henry Kissinger’s 100th birthday, he still continues to divulge his astute observations on the complex realm of...

  • May 31, 2023

    Trump’s clone?

    Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis has finally declared his bid for the US presidency. Interestingly, while DeSantis might seem to be the GOP’s...

  • May 20, 2023

    The US debt row

    As US President Joe Biden prepares to reengage in negotiations with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and other influential Republicans on the critical...

  • May 15, 2023

    Syria in the Arab League

    “We will not walk away to leave a vacuum to be filled by China, Russia or Iran. … The United States is not going anywhere,” bragged US...

  • April 27, 2023

    Unstoppable China

    The Chinese economy is off to a roaring start, clocking in a 4.5 per cent year-on-year growth rate in the first quarter of 2023 – a figure that...

  • March 30, 2023

    A meltdown in 2023?

    The sudden collapse of Silicon Valley Bank is the recent crisis to hit the global financial system. This unfortunate turn of events has reminded me...

  • March 22, 2023

    China’s mega initiatives

    At the CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-Level Meeting opening ceremony, Chinese President Xi Jinping put forward the Global...

  • March 12, 2023

    An historic breakthrough

    Unlike the United States and its bullying diplomacy, China has been gradually emerging as a superpower with predominantly reconciliatory and...

  • March 07, 2023

    The Scholz-Biden meeting

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s meeting with US President Joe Biden in the White House last Friday, for obvious reasons, did not catch global...

  • February 24, 2023

    As Afghanistan suffers

    Afghanistan’s central bank’s frozen assets serve as a stark reminder of the limitations and decline of American influence in the region. Much to...

  • February 16, 2023

    Zelensky in Europe

    Volodymyr Zelensky’s ‘surprise’ visit to three European capitals – London, Paris and Brussels – has been an immensely successful trip...

  • February 07, 2023

    America’s China question

    The last two months have witnessed three important events that may directly and indirectly influence the tone of China-US relations in 2023. One,...

  • January 28, 2023

    The long Ukraine war

    Germany has finally decided to send its battle tanks, Leopard 2, to Ukraine. Earlier, the European country had remained neutral to avoid any...

  • January 10, 2023

    The problem with North Korea

    Throughout 2022, the Korean peninsula witnessed persistent increase in tensions because of Pyongyang’s unprecedented spree of missile testing and...

  • December 24, 2022

    Kishida in a tight corner

    When the Liberal Democratic Party triumphed in July’s election to the Upper House of the National Diet of Japan, many political analysts were...

  • December 03, 2022

    Sunak’s plans

    UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced his controversial plan to reduce international student intake in universities across the country. His...

  • November 27, 2022

    Biden’s new strategy

    For the last few months, US President Joe Biden, considered to be a rather unglamorous politician with limited oratory capabilities, has been using...

  • November 21, 2022

    Sunak’s China policy

    With Rishi Sunak’s dramatic entry into 10 Downing Street as the new British premier, China-UK relations were expected to hit a new low because of...

  • November 15, 2022

    Lula’s challenges

    Jair Bolsonaro, a typical populist leader, was not expected to cool down so quickly after his defeat in the second round of the Brazilian...

  • November 08, 2022

    A midterm quandary

    With midterm polls in the US today, President Joe Biden, exacerbating the apprehensions of his fellow partymen about a dreadful rout, is still...

  • October 31, 2022

    The art of pragmatism

    Being a high priest of realpolitik, Henry Kissinger, the 99-year-old former US secretary of state, is undoubtedly among the most pragmatic statesmen...

  • October 22, 2022

    The nuclear threat

    There is visible nervousness. Events of the last three weeks are indicating gradual penetration of disappointment, lassitude and desperation in...

  • October 15, 2022

    Lula returns?

    Brazilian voters will have to return to the polls for a presidential runoff as none of the leading candidates managed to muster the required numbers...

  • October 05, 2022

    Putin’s land grab

    “Our citizens forever.” These words were spoken by Russian President Vladimir Putin when he signed annexation documents in the St George’s...

  • September 29, 2022

    Pelosi’s jet diplomacy

    Why has US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi embarked upon a series of jetting to hotspots one after another -- Kyiv, Taipei and now Yerevan -- in recent...

  • September 21, 2022

    Truss’ challenges

    After the state funeral of its longest-serving monarch Queen Elizabeth II, British politics is returning full-throttle with Liz Truss back under...

  • September 13, 2022

    London Bridge is down

    “London Bridge is down” is how Sir Edward Young, Queen’s private secretary, conveyed the official news about the death of Queen Elizabeth II...