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dc.contributor.advisorLooney, Robert E.
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Muzaffar
dc.dateJun-17
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-14T16:48:42Z
dc.date.available2017-08-14T16:48:42Z
dc.date.issued2017-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/55626
dc.description.abstractThe China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)--the latest venture in a history of bilateral economic cooperation, with a $46 billion investment in energy and infrastructure development in Pakistan--is considered a game changer for Pakistan's economy. As a flagship project of China's One Belt One Road initiative, the corridor will connect Kashgar in Western China with the port of Gwadar in Pakistan on the Arabian Sea, serving as a gateway to the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia. The CPEC, in addition to boosting Pakistan's economy and meeting China's energy needs and development of its western region, is likely to bring stability in the region through economic integration. Nonetheless, a project of such scale certainly faces equally significant challenges. This thesis examines obstacles that have the potential to affect the implementation of the project, including the unstable situation in Afghanistan, competing interests of immediate neighbors like India and Iran, especially India's suspicions, and U.S. concerns about the initiative. The thesis draws from a wide range of scholarly and peer-reviewed literature, academic journals, think-tank reports, and government-sponsored studies. Missing from their analysis, though, is the consideration of the regional geopolitical dynamics and Pakistan's domestic challenges, particularly insecurity and violence that can affect the implementation of the CPEC project. This thesis seeks to address that gap and provides policy recommendations for Pakistan to deal with potential impediments in implementation of the project.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/chinpakisteconom1094555626
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleChina Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): Challenges and the way forwarden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderHalladay, Carolyn
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorCPECen_US
dc.subject.authorPakistanen_US
dc.subject.authorChinaen_US
dc.subject.authorIndiaen_US
dc.subject.authorSouth Asiaen_US
dc.subject.authorOBORen_US
dc.subject.authorcorridoren_US
dc.subject.authorGwadaren_US
dc.subject.authorChabaharen_US
dc.subject.authorBalochistanen_US
dc.subject.authorIndian Oceanen_US
dc.subject.authorregional securityen_US
dc.subject.authoreconomic integrationen_US
dc.subject.authorenergy needsen_US
dc.subject.authorregional geopoliticsen_US
dc.subject.authorterrorismen_US
dc.subject.authorinternal stabilityen_US
dc.subject.authorpolitical consensusen_US
dc.subject.authorsocioeconomicen_US
dc.subject.authorconnectivity.en_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Colonel, Pakistan Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Combating Terrorism: Policy & Strategy)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Combating Terrorism: Policy & Strategy)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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