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Centre for Regional and Global Connectivity

At the Centre for Regional and Global Connectivity (CRGC), we analyze the intersections of stability and crisis. We work with experts in economics, security, finance, politics, energy, and demography at the national, regional, and global level to try to map how change is happening and what its implications are for businesses, governments and leaders.

As climate change, regional security, and economic uncertainty rapidly evolve, we chart how countries can fulfil their international obligations and enhance the lives of their citizens. Our objective is to shape a more connected, prosperous, and secure future for Pakistan, the multiple regions it is a key part of, and the wider international community.

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Our Publications

Ammar Habib Khan and Zeeshan Salahuddin
Posted by Ammar Habib Khan and Zeeshan Salahuddin
February 18, 2024
Zeeshan Salahuddin
Posted by Zeeshan Salahuddin
December 19, 2022
Maryam Mirza and Zeeshan Salahuddin
Posted by Maryam Mirza and Zeeshan Salahuddin
June 14, 2022
Sajjad Hussain
Posted by Sajjad Hussain
September 26, 2019
Sayem Z. Ali
Posted by Sayem Z. Ali
July 11, 2019
Umar Nadeem
Posted by Umar Nadeem
May 14, 2019

The Audit

The Audit by Tabadlab’s Centre for Regional and Global Connectivity is a podcast on Pakistan’s foreign relations that grounds current complex realities within their historical context. In the first season, we look at the Pakistan-US relationship, taking a deep dive into the political, economic, and strategic forces that have shaped these bilateral ties.

Climate Mahaul

Climate Mahaul is Pakistan’s first podcast on climate change. A programme-style conversational podcast rich in sounds, music and clips, Climate Mahaul aims to stimulate debate and awareness within the country and place Pakistan in the global conversation as a climate action leader that is also among the most at risk. With insights from ministers, experts, activists, journalists, researchers and climate change affectees, the podcast aims to encompass the breadth of voices, policy choices, and issues in climate change.

Dragon Road

A podcast on China’s rise in the world. What is the Belt and Road Initiative? What does it mean for the economies of smaller countries working with China? How will China’s rise influence the standing of traditional global powers like the United States?

Arif Rafiq
Posted by Arif Rafiq
September 15, 2021

Episode 09 - B3W Vs BRI

The conversation for this week’s edition is centered around a comparison between the US backed B3W and China’s BRI.

Arif Rafiq
Posted by Arif Rafiq
August 30, 2021

Episode 08 - China in Afghanistan

This episode of Dragon Road discusses Chinese outreach towards the Taliban and more about the future of China in Afghanistan.

Arif Rafiq
Posted by Arif Rafiq
August 15, 2021

Episode 07 - China's Wolf Warriors

In this episode of Dragon Road, host Arif Rafiq discusses “wolf warrior” diplomacy with journalist and author of China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy, Peter Martin.

Arif Rafiq
Posted by Arif Rafiq
July 5, 2021

Episode 05 - String Of Pearls: Djibouti & Gwadar Part II

Tabadlab's Dragon Road · S01 E05 – String Of Pearls: Djibouti &...

Arif Rafiq
Posted by Arif Rafiq
June 25, 2021

Episode 04 - China's Strategic Strongpoints Part I

In the first of a two-part series, Arif Rafiq separates the various strands of the “String of Pearls” theory with Isaac B. Kardon.

Arif Rafiq
Posted by Arif Rafiq
June 18, 2021

Episode 03 - China's Digital Silk Road & the Tech Battle

In this episode of Dragon Road, Arif Rafiq speaks to Elina Noor about the emerging China-US rivalry in the digital space.

Arif Rafiq
Posted by Arif Rafiq
June 14, 2021

Episode 02 - The China-Iran Deal: Separating Myth From Reality

In the second episode of Dragon Road, host Arif Rafiq speaks to Dr. Bill Figueroa to help unpack the recently inked China-Iran deal.

Arif Rafiq
Posted by Arif Rafiq
June 3, 2021

Episode 01 - A new paradigm for global development? How China does aid

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.