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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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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Modi’s Visit and Future of Pakistan-India Relations

Modi’s Visit and Future of Pakistan-India Relations

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s short stopover in Lahore on December 25, 2015 and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s warm welcome may be taken as a “good-will gesture” or positive signs in future Pakistan-India relations. The dominant narrative is that the thawing of relations between Pakistan and India could be traced back to a chance […]

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News Paper Articles

Pakistan-India Impasse

Pakistan-India Impasse

The Pakistan-India relations are once again touching the lowest levels of threshold specifically after the allegations poured by India against Pakistan regarding the Uri attack. Situation for both countries was already critical with the recent happenings of vehemence in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). However, Uri attack is being viewed as an effort to undermine the case […]

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SAARC Overshadowed

SAARC Overshadowed

AMID heightened tensions between Pakistan and India, Pakistan is now ready to host the 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad, scheduled in November 2016. It is observed that the acrimony in Pakistan-India relations had been dominating the ambitions of regional cooperation and integration. The ministerial conferences that have occurred prior to Summit, signaled messages loaded with […]

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Fallacy of Global Zero!

Fallacy of Global Zero!

Countdown of President Obama’s White House days has begun, so he is making a last ditch effort to leave behind a legacy. And as there is none, he is trying to manufacture one by pushing through a UNSC resolution in support of Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT); which the US is yet to ratify. His […]

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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 in the News: CPEC and its Economic Dividends

IPRI-HSF organised a two-day national conference on ‘ CPEC: Macro and Micro Economic Dividends for Pakistan and the Region.’  The event was well received in the print media and media coverage includes: PTV News PTV World News Abb Tak Neo Tv The Chief Guests of the two-day event were: Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan, Minister of Commerce, […]

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IPRI’s New Location!

IPRI’s New Location!

The Institute’s new address: Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) 5th Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex Sir Agha Khan Road, F-5/1, Islamabad, Pakistan. Click to share

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IPRI’s New Location!

IPRI’s New Location!

The Institute’s new address: Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) 5th Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex Sir Agha Khan Road, F-5/1, Islamabad, Pakistan. Click to share

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Articles in Urdu Newspapers

!خود آپ اپنے دام میں۔۔۔۔

!خود آپ اپنے دام میں۔۔۔۔

پاک دفترِ خارجہ نے بھارتی سفیر”گوتم بمبا نوالہ“ کو طلب کرکے بھارتی کھلی جارحیت کی شدید مذمت کرتے ہوئے جواب طلبی کی ہے۔ یاد رہے کہ بھارتی فوج کی جانب سے لائن آف کنٹرول پر شدید اشتعال انگیزی کی گئی جس کے نتیجے میں 2 جوان شہید ہوگئے جبکہ پاک فوج کی جوابی کارروائی میں […]

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!دہلی کا۔۔۔۔ دیوالیہ پن

!دہلی کا۔۔۔۔ دیوالیہ پن

ایک جانب بھارتی وزیر خارجہ ”سشما سوراج“ نے ڈھٹائی کی ساری حدیں پار کرتے ہوئے پاکستان کے خلاف سراسر بے بنیاد الزام تراشیاں کیں ہیں تو دوسری طرف مقبوضہ کشمیر میں بھارتی مظالم پر پردہ ڈالے کے لئے دہلی سرکار نے شر انگیزی کا نیا سلسلہ شروع کیا ہے۔ انڈیا اور پاکستان کے درمیان دہلی […]

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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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Books

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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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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IPRI Newsletter

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 August 2016

IPRI Newsletter August 2016

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

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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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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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