IPRI Review

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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Russia’s Revival: Opportunities and Limitations for Pakistan

Russia’s Revival: Opportunities and Limitations for Pakistan

The Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) organized a review meeting on “Russia’s Revival: Opportunities and Limitations for Pakistan” in IPRI Conference Hall on December 11, 2015. Introduction Vladimir Putin has been Russia’s dominant political figure since 2000 and Russia under him is reasserting its role in its immediate sphere of influence. In South Asia, Russia […]

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Pakistan’s Relations with Gulf States

Pakistan’s Relations with Gulf States

Introduction: Seven Arab states border the Persian Gulf, namely Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). All Persian Gulf states are monarchies. All these Arab states have significant revenues from petroleum. However, the Gulf region has long been one of the most volatile parts of the globe.  Wars, coups […]

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News Paper Articles

Yes, No, Yes of Afghan peace process

Yes, No, Yes of Afghan peace process

Since Karzai era, sinking economy, perpetuating corruption and incompetent security agencies have marred Afghanistan’s domestic environment. No wonders the fault lines that prompt Afghan leadership towards blaming Pakistan for everything that could go wrong in Afghanistan are snowballing.  At a time when President Ashraf Ghani should be unveiling a viable political framework for talks with […]

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India’s denial and despair

India’s denial and despair

Two recent exposures have hit India badly: Likelihood of attack on Indian Air Force Station Pathankot turning out as a false flag operation orchestrated by Indian intelligence agencies under the able tutelage of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval; and the Kulbhushan Jadhav saga. Both have brought embarrassment to India. The world is now better aware […]

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CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS ASPECT TO HUMAN RIGHTS

CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS ASPECT TO HUMAN RIGHTS

Human rights (HR) as agreed under Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) are often projected as universal. However we live in a uniquely diverse world, with varied traditions, cultures and religions. Culture and religion play an integral role in human life, create a collective identity; upheld by states in the international arena alongside other states. […]

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IPRI Journal

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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Summer 2014, Volume XIV, Number 2

Summer 2014, Volume XIV, Number 2

Research Articles  China’s Evolving Posture in South Asia: Some Reflections Dr. Rashid Ahmed Siddiqi Siddiqui discusses China’s South Asia policy in the wake of the US draw down from Afghanistan and with particular reference to relationship between India and Pakistan.  From Divergence to Convergence: Pakistan-United States Foreign Strategic Relations 1977-1989 Dr. Zulfqar Khan Zulfqar Khan in this […]

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Announcements

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

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

The Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) has published a book titled “Building Knowledge-Based Economy in Pakistan: Learning from Best Practices.” The book is available at IPRI office. To get a copy of this book, you may contact: +92-51 9261348-50 http://www.ipripak.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/kbe172.pdf Click to share

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Articles in Urdu Newspapers

سانحہ سمجھوتہ ‘‘ ۔ ۔ دہشتگردوں کی رہائی کی کوشش ’’

سانحہ سمجھوتہ ‘‘ ۔ ۔ دہشتگردوں کی رہائی کی کوشش ’’

گذشتہ چند ہفتوں سے بھارتی اور عالمی میڈیا کے بعض حلقوں میں یہ سوال اٹھایا جا رہا ہے کہ آیا آنے والے دنوں میں ہندوستاں میں 2002 میں ہونے والی گجرات نسل کشی کی طرز پر مسلم کش فسادات کے نئے واقعات ہونے کے امکانات ہیں یا نہیں ؟ ۔ اسی پس منظر میں راقم […]

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را پھر بے نقاب ۔ ۔ ۔ ؟

را پھر بے نقاب ۔ ۔ ۔ ؟

بھارتی حکمرانوں نے پاکستان کے اندر ریشہ دوانیوں کا جو سلسلہ شروع کر رکھا ہے ، اس کی ایک طویل تاریخ ہے ۔ اپنی انہی مکروہ سازشوں کے ذریعے وطنِ عزیز کو دو لخت بھی کیا جا چکا ہے ۔ جس کا اعتراف آٹھ جون 2015 کو مودی نے اپنے دورہ بنگلہ دیش کے دوران […]

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! مودی ، بیلجئم یاترا اور ۔۔۔

! مودی ، بیلجئم یاترا اور ۔۔۔

بھارتی وزرتِ خارجہ کے سیکرٹری ’’ جے شنکر ‘‘ نے کہا ہے کہ جب تلک پاکستان بات چیت کے لئے ساز گار ماحول تیار نہیں کرتا تب تک دونوں ممالک کے خارجہ سیکرٹریوں کے مابین ہونے والے مجوزہ مذاکرات ممکن نہیں ۔ یاد رہے کہ پچیس دسمبر کو مودی کی لاہور یاترا کے بعد کہا […]

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Books

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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Major Powers’ Interests in Indian Ocean: Challenges and Options for Pakistan

Major Powers’ Interests in Indian Ocean: Challenges and Options for Pakistan

Conference Coordinator: Khalid Chandio, Editor: Mushir Anwar, Assistant Conference Coordinator: Khurram Abbas and Assistant Editor: Saira Rehman, Published by Islamabad Policy Research Institute, Abdul Manan Graphics, Islamabad, 2015.   Click here for Book: Click to share

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IPRI Newsletter

IPRI Newsletter March 2016

IPRI Newsletter March 2016

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

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IPRI Newsletter February 2016

IPRI Newsletter February 2016

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

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IPRI Newsletter January 2016

IPRI Newsletter January 2016

IPRI Newsletter for the Month of January 2016 has been issued. For details, visit: IPRI Newsletter January 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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