Gwadar has lain in relative obscurity since 1958 when Oman sold it to Pakistan. It was only 50 years later that the Chinese ‘rediscovered’ it. Pakistan and China have much to learn from the British experience of this strategic asset
Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Department of War Studies, King's College, London
Tim Willasey-Wilsey is a former British diplomat. In a career spanning 27 years he served mainly in Southern Africa, Central America and South Asia. In addition to a posting in Islamabad, Pakistan he was later a frequent visitor to India, Afghanistan and North East Asia as a Director in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Since leaving government service Tim has been advising British companies on international affairs and government relations. He is Senior Visiting Research Fellow at King's College London's Department of War Studies and is an elected member of the Council at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs). Tim writes and lectures on a wide range of subjects including South Asia, Liberation Movements and Insurgency, Terrorism, and Conflict Resolution. Tim has an MA in Modern History from St Andrews University in Scotland.
Afghanistan, Indo-Pakistan relations, Pakistan, Insurgency and Terrorism, Asia Pacific Security, Conflict Resolution
Last modified: January 24, 2018
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