The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan
IndraStra Global, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2016
6 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2016
Date Written: April 20, 2016
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a multi-billion dollar infrastructure investment project, is heralded as a ‘game changer’ for Pakistan’s economy and regional cooperation. Being a crucial part of a major development initiative led by China, known as ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR), to connect Asia with Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, the CPEC is much linked to hopes, interests, as well as regional and global geopolitics. However, such a mega project never comes without challenges and critical questions. Besides the puzzle of the feasibility of its implementation, or potential impacts on the regional cooperation, it seems that the CPEC development has severe negative impacts on the country’s traditional unhealthy civil-military relations.
Keywords: CPEC, China, Pakistan, Trade, Geopolitics, Silk Road
JEL Classification: H56, N40, N45
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