The Rise of the Asian Monetary Fund: A New Era for Asian Economic Diplomacy

Muhammad Kashif discusses the proposed establishment of the Asian Monetary Fund (AMF) and its potential impact on the global financial system. The article highlights the reasons behind the AMF's creation, including the criticism of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the desire for greater financial independence from Western countries. The article also discusses the involvement of various Asian countries and BRICS in the creation of the AMF, as well as their plans to reduce reliance on the IMF and the US dollar.

The Geopolitical Chessboard: US-China Rivalry and Pakistan’s Strategic Choices

Malik Saifullah examines the different strategic choices available to Pakistan, including its alliance with China, its historical ties with the United States, and its regional ambitions. The article offers a nuanced and thought-provoking analysis of the complex and evolving dynamics between the major powers in the world and their impact on Pakistan's foreign policy decisions.

KSA-Iran Detente: Is China the New Power Broker in the Middle East?

China's role in the recent re-establishment of diplomatic ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia is seen as a sign of a changing global order, according to experts. While the United States has traditionally been the dominant force in the Middle East, China's growing presence and interest in the region is altering the balance of power. The detente between Iran and Saudi Arabia, brokered by China, is seen as a positive development by many experts, as stability in the Gulf is crucial to China's economic interests. However, the reopening of embassies is only a step in the right direction, and it remains to be seen how far the detente will go.