Allowing China to operate security companies in the country would undermine Pakistan's sovereignty and also raises the spectre of notorious outfits like Russia's Wagner Group.
Russia's war in Ukraine has served as an ugly reminder of what could happen if China follows through on its threats against Taiwan, observers say.
China's Zhu Hai Yun drone carrier is an imposing and provocative threat in the Pacific Ocean, where Beijing aims to cement territorial claims, analysts say.
Leaders of Japan, India, Australia and the United States warned China against attempts to 'change the status quo by force' in the Indo-Pacific region.
Like the strands of a spiderweb, threads of forensic evidence gleaned from drone attacks in the region all lead back to the Islamic Republic and its military.
Tension has escalated among IRGC-affiliated militias in the Sayyida Zainab area over territorial claims for drug sales and profits.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly boasted about his country's new generation of 'invincible' weapons. The reality in Ukraine shows a very different story.
ISIS-K has carried out a recent string of fatal attacks throughout the country and is taking advantage of the prevailing poverty and uncertainty to recruit members, analysts say.
Hasan Shah masterminded a suicide attack on a Shia mosque in Peshawar in March that killed more than 64 worshippers. He was recently profiled in an ISIS publication as a key regional leader.
ISIS said it fired 7 missiles at a Tajik military base. Last month, the group fired a volley of projectiles at Uzbek border guards.