The Centre for Regional and Global Connectivity (CRGC) seeks to explore the convergence between economics, security, finance, politics, energy, and demography, as nations and regions work to improve the lives of their citizens, enhance economic productivity, increase trade, and secure their territorial and ideological frontiers.
The CRGC seeks to support a clearer and more cogent understanding of the complex regional and global dynamics that shape alliances, partnerships and cooperation between nations and groups of nations. Chief among these is China’s Belt and Road Initiative – a grand strategic and shape shifting effort that is too frequently seen purely from a partisan lens.
CRGC’a latest product is the Dragon Road podcast – on China’s rise in the world.
Tabadlab's Dragon Road · S01 E05 – String Of Pearls: Djibouti &...
In the first of a two-part series, Arif Rafiq separates the various strands of the “String of Pearls” theory with Isaac B. Kardon.
In this episode of Dragon Road, Arif Rafiq speaks to Elina Noor about the emerging China-US rivalry in the digital space.
In the second episode of Dragon Road, host Arif Rafiq speaks to Dr. Bill Figueroa to help unpack the recently inked China-Iran deal.
In this episode of Dragon Road, we are joined by Stella Hong Zhang to understand China’s recent white paper on aid called China's International Development Cooperation in the New Era.
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Navigating the Stormy Indo-Pacific: How Quad, AUKUS, & US-China Competition Shape Pakistan's Choices
Read and download the complete Working Paper. As China accelerates its status...
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Oil, cars, rubber, and toilet paper. Why Pakistan’s import bill keeps increasing.
Ivan Rasmussen, Assistant Professor at NYU-Shanghai