Hashtags for War Between India and Pakistan

Pakistan and India, two nuclear armed states, have fought many wars since our partition in 1947. Our militaries have faced off in 1947, 1965, 1971 and 1999. Between those wars, there have been numerous skirmishes, cross-border strikes and accusations of covert support for terrorism. I have never seen my country at peace with its neighbor. But never […]

DETAIL

Shared future emphasized by Xi has global implications, says Turkish scholar

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China has set up the roadmap which China would follow over the next five years and the objectives set forth in the congress would have implications for the entire world, a professor in Turkey told China Daily. “We certainly live in a more connected world where […]

DETAIL

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as Contentious State Space

Maham Hameed, Research Fellow, Graduate Institute of Development Studies, Lahore, Pakistan Former MA Student at Comparative Studies in History and Society Program, Koç University E-mail: maham.hameed91@gmail.com   One of the most prominent features of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the highly visible presence of the state. Both Chinese and Pakistani states have precious stakes in the […]

DETAIL

Turkey’s Iron Silk Railroad is Redefining Asia, Europe

Burak Akçapar Trains have changed history and are set to shape the future, particularly in Asia. The story of the railroad began with the Liverpool-Manchester steam-powered train in September 1830, which was only 50-km long. The train transported cotton from the port of Liverpool to the mills of Manchester. Thus, the Industrial Revolution gathered pace. […]

DETAIL

The Inauguration of Baku-Tblisi-Kars Railway Represents Key Link in Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) ConnectingEurope and Asia through Turkey

Spotlight: Inauguration of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway represents key link in modern Silk Road Burak Akıncı ANKARA, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) — A newly built railway line, which connects Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia in Azerbaijan’s capital city of Baku, has been inaugurated Monday, linking central Asia and Europe through the Caucasus region.The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) Railway, linking London to […]

DETAIL

Revisiting the developmental state 4: the ‘Beijing Consensus’ and prospects for democratic development in China and beyond

Whether China liberalises politically, as the original ‘Asian Tigers’ did, or maintains its authoritarian approach is an issue with theoretical and practical implications that resonate well beyond China’s own immediate development challenges Ziya Önis, Professor of International Political Economy, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey A controversial issue in the longstanding debate on the developmental state concerns [...]
DETAIL

Belt and Road Forum: A Global Vision with Chinese Characteristics

Dr. Mustafa Yağcı Lecturer, İstanbul Bilgi University myagci215@gmail.com China hosted the Belt and Road Forum on May 14th and 15th in Beijing. This forum can be interpreted as the first major international event materializing the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of China. Chinese President Xi Jinping started to express China’s desire to energize the ancient [...]
DETAIL