September 11: The Washington Post report by Gerry Shih states that it’s the mega-project at the heart of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s foreign-policy showpiece. It’s the jobs-creating lifeline that would help keep Pakistan’s economy from sliding into the abyss. It’s the $62 billion symbol of China and Pakistan’s commitment to a long-standing alliance that’s been described by past leaders as “higher than the Himalayas, deeper than the oceans, sweeter than honey.”
The Washington Post: Pakistan has second thoughts on Chinese investment. It probably won’t be the last country to get cold feet
The Diplomat: Three Scenarios for India-Pakistan Relations under Modi 2.0
June 25: The Diplomat report by Fahad Nabeel states that in a historic win, Narendra Modi has won another term in office as prime minister of India while his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has won an even larger majority than it held before—a first for an Indian political party since 1984.
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