IPRI Review

Macro and Micro Dividends of CPEC: Efforts of Regional and International Players to Disrupt the Development in the Region, its Ramifications and Rectifications

Macro and Micro Dividends of CPEC: Efforts of Regional and International Players to Disrupt the Development in the Region, its Ramifications and Rectifications

Introduction: The relationship between China and Pakistan can be best described as promising, flourishing and turning out to be a success story by meeting all the requirements of changing situations. Over the years, this unique friendship has transformed into a strong strategic partnership aspiring to have robust economic cooperation and increasing people to people contacts. […]

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IPRI Review Meeting on “Geo-Political Implications of P5+1 Nuclear Deal with Iran”

IPRI Review Meeting on “Geo-Political Implications of P5+1 Nuclear Deal with Iran”

Ms Aymen Ijaz, Assistant Research Officer IPRI, gave a presentation on “Geo-Political Implications of P5+1 Nuclear Deal with Iran” on July 28th, 2016 at IPRI Conference Hall. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) commonly known as the Iran deal is an international agreement on the nuclear program of Iran reached in Vienna on 14 […]

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SCO and Regional Security

SCO and Regional Security

  Introduction An IPRI Review meeting on “SCO and Regional Security” was held at IPRI conference hall on August 8, 2016. In the prevalent era of globalization, a number of regional organizations have emerged on world stage. These organizations have become multifunctional pursuing security and economic goals. States through these regional platforms are trying to […]

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News Paper Articles

Qatar and Greater Politics

Qatar and Greater Politics

As the crisis situation engulfs the Gulf region once again, the world witnesses emergence of blocs and alliances. The diplomatic cut off between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and UAE has come shortly after the unity and power display at Riyadh Summit. The three Gulf countries and Egypt have accused Qatar of supporting terrorism […]

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Future of Paris Agreement

Future of Paris Agreement

Paris Agreement is the sine qua non of global climate action. Adopted in December 2015, entered into force even before the next UN climate conference in 2016 in Marrakech and being ratified by 147 countries in a record time, the Agreement aims to “reach global peaking of greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible,” and […]

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CPEC to Benefit all SCO member States

CPEC to Benefit all SCO member States

On 9 June 2017 Pakistan became a regular member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Pakistan’s membership of this Organization is going to be beneficial to itself and for all other member states of SCO in many ways including their connectivity and trade using CPEC. This Corridor has come at a very right time, when Pakistan […]

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IPRI Journal

Winter 2017, Volume XVII, Number 1

Winter 2017, Volume XVII, Number 1

Research Articles  The Role of Leadership in Foreign Policy: A Case Study of Russia under Vladimir Putin Dr Nazir Hussain and Fatima Shakoor                                                The focus of this article is to understand the influence of leaders in foreign policy decision-making and the subsequent impact of the choices that they make at the international level by taking […]

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Summer 2016, Volume XVI, Number 2

Summer 2016, Volume XVI, Number 2

Research Articles  Global Threat: A Comparative Analysis of Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (IS) Muhammad Munir and Muhammad Shafiq The metamorphosis of terrorism from Al-Qaeda to the Islamic State (IS) has presented new security challenges. The authors examine the threats posed by these two groups by discussing their ideologies, structures and capabilities.  They recommend that a […]

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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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Announcements

IPRI in the News

IPRI in the News

IPRI organised a two-day International Conference on ‘Achieving Peace in Afghanistan: Challenges and Prospects’ on 10 and 11 May 2017, in collaboration with HSF. The event was reported by the print media on Day One as well as Day Two. It also received traction on several media channels including: PTV World PTV News Bol News (Part 1; […]

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IPRI in the News

IPRI in the News

IPRI organised a one-day workshop on ‘Optimizing CPEC Connectivity – Region and Beyond’ on 26 April 2017. The Chair of this workshop was Dr. Ashfaque Hasan Khan, Dean, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, NUST, Islamabad. Speakers included Dr Vaqar Ahmed, Deputy Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad; Ambassador (R) Syed Hasan Javed, […]

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CPEC: Macro and Micro Economic Dividends for Pakistan and the Region

CPEC: Macro and Micro Economic Dividends for Pakistan and the Region

While there is increasing and alarming political divisiveness in many countries and between many people, Pakistan has opted to go the other way along with an unexpected champion of neo-globalism – People’s Republic of China –  a country which has morphed from the backward fringes of agrarian socialism to the apex as the second largest […]

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Articles in Urdu Newspapers

!یہ بلیم گیم ، فرینڈلی فائر اور ۔ ۔

!یہ بلیم گیم ، فرینڈلی فائر اور ۔ ۔

کون نہیں جانتا کہ کافی عرصے سے کابل کے حکمران گروہ نے پاکستان کے خلاف’’ بلیم گیم ‘‘ کا ایک لا متناہی سلسلہ شروع کر رکھا ہے اور اپنی نا اہلیوں اور خامیوں پر توجہ دینے کی بجائے ہر کام میں پاکستان کو موردِ الزام ٹھہرانا ان کی پسندیدہ روش بن چکی ہے ۔ پہلے […]

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ایک سال ۔ ۔ ۔ اتنی خودکشیاں ؟

ایک سال ۔ ۔ ۔ اتنی خودکشیاں ؟

ہندوستان کے سرکاری ادارے ’’ نیشنل کرائمز ریکارڈ بیورو ’’ کے تازہ اعداد و شمار کے مطابق ’’ سال 2015 ‘‘ کے دوران ’’ 1,33,623 ‘‘ افراد نے خود کشی کی ۔ یاد رہے کہ ابھی تک سال 2016 کے حتمی اعداد و شمار مرتب نہیں ہوئے ۔ ظاہر سی بات ہے کہ محض ایک […]

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Indian fault lines: Lessons for Pakistan

Indian fault lines: Lessons for Pakistan

بھارت میں اب تک ’’ کاؤ بیلٹ ‘‘ ہی حکمران رہی ہے اور ساؤتھ انڈیا کے پانچوں صوبوں’’ تامل ناڈو ‘‘ ، ’’ کیرالہ ‘‘ ، ’’ آندھرا پردیش ‘‘ ، ’’ تلنگانہ ‘‘ اور ’’ کرناٹک ‘‘ کے حصے میں کبھی اصل حکومت نہیں آئی ۔ مغربی ہندوستان ’’ مہاراشٹر ‘‘ ، ’’ گجرات […]

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Books

CPEC: Macro and Micro Economic Dividends for Pakistan and the Region

CPEC: Macro and Micro Economic Dividends for Pakistan and the Region

While there is increasing and alarming political divisiveness in many countries and between many people, Pakistan has opted to go the other way along with an unexpected champion of neo-globalism – People’s Republic of China –  a country which has morphed from the backward fringes of agrarian socialism to the apex as the second largest […]

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Emerging Security Order in Asia Pacific: Impact on South Asia

Emerging Security Order in Asia Pacific: Impact on South Asia

The Asia Pacific region has undergone fundamental changes in its organisation, security order, and power structure in the post-Cold War era. The region has become a powerhouse of global economic and geopolitical transformation as part of Asian ascendance in comparison to the West, which in general perception is no longer the world’s centre of gravity. […]

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Evolving Situation in Afghanistan: Role of Major Powers and Regional Countries

Evolving Situation in Afghanistan: Role of Major Powers and Regional Countries

Afghanistan is a country at the crossroads of change. Change, that can either take it out of its past and present existential crisis towards wholeness; or push it towards abysmal chaos. What the country and its people need more than anything else in the days and years ahead is decisive leadership, whether from the world’s […]

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IPRI Newsletter

IPRI Newsletter May 2017

IPRI Newsletter May 2017

IPRI Newsletter for the Month of May 2017 has been issued. For details, visit: IPRI Newsletter May 2017 Click to share

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IPRI Newsletter April 2017

IPRI Newsletter April 2017

IPRI Newsletter for the Month of April 2017 has been issued. For details, visit: IPRI Newsletter April 2017 Click to share

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IPRI Newsletter March 2017

IPRI Newsletter March 2017

IPRI Newsletter for the Month of March 2017 has been issued. For details, visit: IPRI Newsletter March 2017 Click to share

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JoCA

Journal of Current Affairs Vol. 1, Nos. 1&2, 2016

Journal of Current Affairs Vol. 1, Nos. 1&2, 2016

RESEARCH PAPERS  1    Daesh in South Asia       Maryam Nazir 2    Media Strategy for Countering the Daesh Threat       Amna Ejaz Rafi                                                         […]

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Qatar and Greater Politics

Qatar and Greater Politics

As the crisis situation engulfs the Gulf region once again, the world witnesses emergence of blocs and alliances. The diplomatic cut off between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and UAE has come shortly after the unity and power display at Riyadh Summit. The three Gulf countries and Egypt have accused Qatar of supporting terrorism […]

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Post-Event Report of Guest Lecture on “Impact of Climate Change on Pakistan’s National Security”

Post-Event Report of Guest Lecture on “Impact of Climate Change on Pakistan’s National Security”

On June 8th, 2017, Syed Abu Ahmad Akif, Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad and Mr. Muhammad Irfan Tariq, Director General (Environment & Climate Change), Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad jointly delivered a lecture on the topic ‘Impact of Climate Change on Pakistan’s National Security’ to IPRI scholars at […]

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