IPRI Review

Completion of CPEC: Impact on Pakistan’s Strategic Position and Economy

Completion of CPEC: Impact on Pakistan’s Strategic Position and Economy

Introduction An IPRI Review meeting on “Completion of CPEC: Impact on Pakistan’s Strategic Position and Economy” was held at IPRI conference hall on April 26, 2016. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), linking Gwadar to China’s Western city of Kashgar was viewed optimistically. It was reiterated that CPEC would generate economic activity, open vistas and opportunities for […]

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Regional Fragility and Indian Offensive Posture: Options for Pakistan

Regional Fragility and Indian Offensive Posture: Options for Pakistan

Introduction Mao Zedong, former Chairman of the Communist Party of China (CPC), once opined that “the only real defense is active defense”, meaning defense for the purpose of counter-attacking and taking the “offensive” as success often rests on destroying the enemy’s ability to attack. This principle is also paralleled in the writings of Machiavelli and […]

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US Rebalancing Policy towards Asia

US Rebalancing Policy towards Asia

“US Rebalancing Policy towards Asia” Introduction Asia is experiencing major changes in its security architecture. There are a number of issues being faced by Asia at present, which include power balancing and alliances, governance and democracy, maritime and energy security, the relationship between economics and security, human security, terrorism, nuclear non-proliferation, climate change and pandemics. […]

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News Paper Articles

The two independence days!

The two independence days!

August 14-15 were celebrated by Pakistan and India as respective independence days— tenor of celebrations was as if both are rejoicing independence from each other rather than from the colonial master—Britain. This time Pakistan had dedicated its independence day to the ongoing freedom struggle in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). And to re-rail the process of […]

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Kashmir: Plebiscite Option

Kashmir: Plebiscite Option

  The issue of Kashmir dates back to partition. At the time of partition, 80 percent of the area’s population was Muslim and the people were willing to join Pakistan. However, against the population’s wishes, the Hindu ruler of Kashmir acceded the valley to India. Since then the Kashmiri people are fighting for their right. […]

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Dynamics of countering Terrorism

Dynamics of countering Terrorism

Pope Francis has condemned the habit of linking Islam with terrorism, saying that “this is not right and this is not true…I think that in nearly all religions there is always a small fundamentalist group”, He added that “We have them,” referring to Catholicism. He went on to say that lack of economic opportunities for […]

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IPRI Journal

Winter 2016, Volume XVI, Number 1

Winter 2016, Volume XVI, Number 1

Research Articles Critical Reflections on the Reality of Drone Warfare: Thinking with Jean Baudrillard           Dr Syed Sami Raza and Ghazala Rafi Drone technology has transformed warfare. The authors contextualise how this technology has changed the face or rather ‘facelessness’ of war, especially on the Afghanistan-Pakistan borderland by bending, what Jean Baudrillard calls, ‘the form of […]

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Summer 2015, Volume XV, Number 2

Summer 2015, Volume XV, Number 2

Research Articles A Strategic Shift in Indo-Pak Nuclear Strategy: Implications for Regional Stability Dr. Rizwana Abbasi How did Pakistan and India’s distinct nuclear strategies and postures guide them to formulate their doctrines and how far have the changing security dynamics and emerging doctrinal structures made the two countries more or less secure. Dr. Rizwana addresses these […]

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Winter 2015, Volume XV, Number 1

Winter 2015, Volume XV, Number 1

Research Articles Future of War and Strategy: Indo-Pak Dynamics Brig Najeeb Ahmad Transnational ideologies have helped to franchise war among the disenfranchised. Najeeb Ahmad discusses the Indo-Pak dynamics of this scenario which has muddled war strategy and driven the ends of power to fuzzy domains. Countering the Hegemon: Pakistan’s Strategic Response Dr. Zulfqar Khan Zulfqar […]

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Announcements

IPRI is moving!

IPRI is moving!

The Institute’s new address (from Monday September 5, 2016) will be: Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) Fifth Floor, E. T. Complex Sir Agha Khan Road, F-5/1, Islamabad, Pakistan. Click to share

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Winter 2016, Volume XVI, Number 1

Winter 2016, Volume XVI, Number 1

Research Articles Critical Reflections on the Reality of Drone Warfare: Thinking with Jean Baudrillard           Dr Syed Sami Raza and Ghazala Rafi Drone technology has transformed warfare. The authors contextualise how this technology has changed the face or rather ‘facelessness’ of war, especially on the Afghanistan-Pakistan borderland by bending, what Jean Baudrillard calls, ‘the form of […]

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PTV PROGRAM “EXPLORE KASHMIR” covers IPRI Conference on “HR Violations in IHK: Awakening Global Conscience”

PTV PROGRAM “EXPLORE KASHMIR” covers IPRI Conference on “HR Violations in IHK: Awakening Global Conscience”

PTV PROGRAM “EXPLORE KASHMIR” covers IPRI Conference on “HR Violations in IHK: Awakening Global Conscience” To watch the Program, click on the link below PTV News Covers IPRI Conference on Kashmir Click to share

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Articles in Urdu Newspapers

عبدالستار ایدھی ۔ ۔ ۔ ایک عظیم شخصیت

عبدالستار ایدھی ۔ ۔ ۔ ایک عظیم شخصیت

ہر اعتدال پسند کو غالباً ان لوگوں کے بارے میں بخوبی آگاہی ہوتی ہے جو سچائی کے راستے پر گامزن ہوتے ہیں ۔ عبدالستار ایدھی کی شخصیت اس امر کا واضح ثبوت ہے کہ وہ ایک سچے انسان تھے ۔ ( انھوں نے آٹھ جولائی2016 کو وفات پائی ) انھوں نے 1947 میں پاک بھارت […]

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!جرمنی کا کلہاڑی بردار قاتل اور ۔ ۔ ۔

!جرمنی کا کلہاڑی بردار قاتل اور ۔ ۔ ۔

مصنف نے اپنی پچھلی تحریر میں افغان مہاجرین کے متعلق بات کی ۔ مگر حال ہی میں ، ان میں سے ایک نے سفاکی کی بد ترین تاریخ رقم کرتے ہوئے دہشتگردی کے ذریعے حقائق کو مسخ کرنے کی کوشش کی ۔ ایک سترہ سالہ نوجوان افغان نے ، جو کہ کلہاڑے اور چاقو سے […]

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!سلک روٹ ، پاکستان اور مغربی دانشور ۔ ۔ ۔

!سلک روٹ ، پاکستان اور مغربی دانشور ۔ ۔ ۔

تحریر : ڈیڈیئر شودت اس مختصرتحریر کے ذریعے انیس کروڑ اٹھائیس لاکھ افراد پر مشتمل ملک ’’ پاکستان ‘‘ کی بابت سمجھنے اور سوچنے کی سعی کی گئی ہے ۔ آگے بڑھنے سے پہلے پاکستان کے جغرافیے کو جاننا ضروری ہے ۔ یہ ملک یوریشیا ، مشرق وسطیٰ اور بھارت کے درمیان واقع ہے ۔ […]

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Books

Policy Approaches of South Asian Countries: Impact on the Region

Policy Approaches of South Asian Countries: Impact on the Region

To say that policy formulation is complex is an understatement. Not only is it complex and ‘messy’, it also needs to fit into local, national, regional and often, even international contexts. This collection of papers and essays brings together the perspectives of those in the government (rather those in the business of making policies) with […]

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Building Knowledge-Based Economy in Pakistan: Learning from Best Practices

Building Knowledge-Based Economy in Pakistan: Learning from Best Practices

Since the middle of the second half of the 20th century, the world has been witnessing a knowledge revolution where creation, diffusion and utilisation of knowledge — especially higher and technical — has gained prominence while impacting all spheres of human activity including the socioeconomic development of the countries. Knowledge has, therefore, become the key […]

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Solutions for Energy Crisis in Pakistan Volume II

Solutions for Energy Crisis in Pakistan Volume II

  This volume is based on papers presented at the one-day National Workshop on the topical and vital theme of Solutions for Energy Crisis in Pakistan held on December 17, 2014 at Marriott Hotel, Islamabad. The Workshop was jointly organised and financed by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) and the Hanns Seidel Foundation, (HSF) […]

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IPRI Newsletter

IPRI Newsletter July 2016

IPRI Newsletter July 2016

IPRI Newsletter for the Month of July 2016 has been issued. For details, visit: IPRI Newsletter July 2016 Click to share

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IPRI Newsletter June 2016

IPRI Newsletter June 2016

IPRI Newsletter for the Month of June 2016 has been issued. For details, visit: IPRI Newsletter June 2016 Click to share

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IPRI Newsletter May 2016

IPRI Newsletter May 2016

IPRI Newsletter for the Month of May 2016 has been issued. For details, visit: IPRI Newsletter May 2016 Click to share

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Insight

IPRI Insight

IPRI Insight

    Vol. 2 No. 1, 2 July 2014-February 2015 Vol. 1 No. 2, 3 November 2013-June 2014 Vol. 1 No. 1, July-October 2013 Click to share

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Turkish spring in the making?

Turkish spring in the making?

The recent protests in Istanbul are being compared to Arab spring. Let’s see if the analogy with the recent developments in the Arab World is right. It all began with a small-scale demonstration in Taksim Square, Istanbul. Less than two hundred people gathered to save Gezi Park, a small park near Taksim Square, Istanbul that […]

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