Claude Rakisits


Pakistan’s policy objectives in the Indian Ocean Region

Summary The new administration of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be seeking to keep Pakistan’s bilateral relations with the US on a firm footing, particularly in the lead up to 2014 and beyond. Sharif will make it a priority to improve relations with India, as...

Pakistan-China relations: bumps on the road to Shangri-La

This paper examines sources of stress in the Pakistan-China relationship. Pakistan-China relations have been deepening on several fronts for the last 60 years. There have also been, however, a number of issues that have dampened the relationship, notably attacks against Chinese citizens, the presence of...

Pakistan-China bilateral relations 2001-2011: a deepening but cautious partnership

This article argues that, while China has indeed been deepening its relationship with Pakistan for the last sixty years, this relationship has been a marriage of convenience for both parties. On the eve of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Pakistan in December 2010, the...