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India  preconditions talks with Pakistan

India preconditions talks with Pakistan

Alongside effective implementation of National Action Plan on counter terrorism, Operations Zarb-e-Azb and Khyber II have produced visible and measureable results. Pakistan’s effort towards counter terrorism is being recognized by all countries of the World. However, some writers and analysts continue to live in yester years and keep repeating beaten lines about Pakistan’s counter terrorism […]

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Terrorists fail to divide us

Terrorists fail to divide us

Terrorists are intolerant species, their tactics is to bomb and kill. The recent attacks on Churches in Lahore, in which, fifteen people were killed and around 75 injured have triggered hue and cry in the Christian community. Children and women were also among the victims. Christian community is extremely annoyed over the state machinery’s inability […]

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India Pakistan Talks: Difference of Approach

India Pakistan Talks: Difference of Approach

The Indian government has concluded that its provocative firing on the border and the LoC, is proving to be a big hindrance to normalizing bilateral ties. One of the first things that India wants to restore could be cross-LoC CBMs and agree to opening up more roads like the Kargil-Skardu, more border trade and more popular contacts. With a BJP-PDP government in operation in Jammu & Kashmir, there is greater incentive for India now to quieten the border. Another message Jaishankar conveyed to Pakistan concerned SAAR. India has conveyed to Pakistan that connectivity and trade would be implemented in the SAARC region, even if Pakistan chose to stay away.

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Special Focus

Between the devil and the deep blue sea!

Between the devil and the deep blue sea!

When the parliament meets today, treasury benches will have a lot to answer; there is a huge gap between the Pakistani and Saudi positions regarding the ongoing role of Pakistan in Yemen crisis—positions vary between meek denial by Pakistan and total embrace by Saudi Arabia. After a little bit of fireworks, government will be able […]

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Pakistan’s Relations with European Union (EU)

Pakistan’s Relations with European Union (EU)

Introduction One-day conference on “Pakistan’s Relations with European Union (EU)” was organized by Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) on March 5, 2015 at Marriot Hotel, Islamabad. The conference comprised of one working session in addition to inaugural and concluding sessions. Four presentations were made by eminent scholars that covered themes, i.e. “Pakistan-EU Strategic Relations: Challenges […]

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Kashmir Solidarity Day: Added Significance

Kashmir Solidarity Day: Added Significance

Kashmir Solidarity Day was first observed in 1990 on the call of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Late Qazi Hussain Ahmed , who were then  chief minister of Punjab and head of Kashmir Committee respectively. Keeping in view the importance of the issue, the federal government headed by Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto declared February 5 […]

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IPRI Journal

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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Winter 2014, Volume XIV, Number 1

Winter 2014, Volume XIV, Number 1

Research Articles   The Kashmir Dispute: Key to South Asian Peace  Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema Cheema discusses India’s evasive diplomacy on Kashmir and analyses the failure of both military and non-military means in solving this oldest issue on UN agenda. Alongside the on-again off-again composite dialogue Pakistan has even broached out of the box solutions but […]

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News Paper Articles

Building Counter Narrative on Terrorism

Building Counter Narrative on Terrorism

The debate on counter-extremist/terrorist narrative in Pakistan should confine to three issues, i.e., religious schooling, narratives, and curriculum reforms. The main religious-ideological narratives of the state have been hijacked and reinterpreted by extremists and militants and the state has to reclaim and repair lost narratives. Documenting narrative in black and white is a complicated process, […]

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Balochistan needs careful handling

Balochistan needs careful handling

A lot has been written about government intervention to stop a discussion in one of the private sector universities about situation in Balochistan. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said in a statement issued on April 17: “It is extremely unfortunate and highly condemnable that the discussion on Balochistan scheduled for April 9, under the […]

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New Hopes, New Promises

New Hopes, New Promises

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s visit to Pakistan has undoubtedly given a new dimension to bilateral relations between the two countries in view of the fact that they have agreed to enhance cooperation in disaster management, sports, shipping, socio-economic development, education and narcotics control. Bilateral trade between Pakistan and Sri Lanka has increased to the […]

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Insight

IPRI Insight

IPRI Insight

  Vol. 1 No. 2, 3 November 2013-June 2014 Vol. 1 No. 1, July-October 2013

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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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Books

Roadmap for Economic Growth of Pakistan

Roadmap for Economic Growth of Pakistan

Conference Coordinator: Muhammad Hanif, Editor: Mushir Anwar, Assistant Conference Coordinator: Maria Syed and Assistant Editor: Saira Rehman, Published by Islamabad Policy Research Institute, Abdul Manan Graphics, Islamabad, 2015.   Click here for book

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Pakistan’s Strategic Environment: Post-2014

Pakistan’s Strategic Environment: Post-2014

Conference Coordinator: Air Cdre ® Khalid Iqbal, Editor: Mushir Anwar, Assistant Conference Coordinator: Khalid Chandio and Assistant Editor: Saira Ijaz, Published by Islamabad Policy Research Institute, Abdul Manan Graphics, Islamabad, 2014.   Click here for book

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Future of Economic Cooperation in SAARC Countries

Future of Economic Cooperation in SAARC Countries

Conference Coordinator: Muhammad Hanif, Editor: Mushir Anwar, Assistant Conference Coordinator: Muhammad Nawaz Khan and Assistant Editor: Saira Rehman, Published by Islamabad Policy Research Institute, MAD Mob Printers, Islamabad, 2014.   Click here for book

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IPRI Newsletter

IPRI Newsletter

IPRI Newsletter

  IPRI Newsletter Vol. 2, No.10 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 2, No.9 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 2, No.8 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 2, No.7 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 2, No.6 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 2, No.5 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 2, No.4 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 2, No.2,3 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 2, No.1 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 1, No.12 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 1, […]

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Paper

Paper

Paper

CHALLENGE OF IDENTITY AND GOVERNANCE QUAID’S VISION: THE WAY FORWARD Genesis and Growth of Naxalite Movement in India China’s Peaceful Rise and South Asia The Ummah and Global Challanges Re-organizing the OIC Pakistan’s Vision East Asia : Pursuing Economic Diplomacy in the Age of Globalisation Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan India-Pakistan Nuclear Rivalry: Perceptions, […]

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Other Recent Posts

Pakistan-Africa Relations: Potential and Challenges by Qazi M. Khalilullah

Pakistan-Africa Relations: Potential and Challenges by Qazi M. Khalilullah

Post Event Report Guest Lecture on “Pakistan-Africa Relations: Potential and Challenges” Guest Lecturer:  Qazi M. Khalilullah, Additional Secretary (ME & A) Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad Date and venue:  March 17, 2015, IPRI Conference Hall Following are the salient features highlighted by the speaker:- The African continent is very important as it is so diverse, […]

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Building Counter Narrative on Terrorism

Building Counter Narrative on Terrorism

The debate on counter-extremist/terrorist narrative in Pakistan should confine to three issues, i.e., religious schooling, narratives, and curriculum reforms. The main religious-ideological narratives of the state have been hijacked and reinterpreted by extremists and militants and the state has to reclaim and repair lost narratives. Documenting narrative in black and white is a complicated process, […]

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India preconditions talks with Pakistan

India  preconditions talks with Pakistan

Alongside effective implementation of National Action Plan on counter terrorism, Operations Zarb-e-Azb and Khyber II have produced visible and measureable results. Pakistan’s effort towards counter terrorism is being recognized by all countries of the World. However, some writers and analysts continue to live in yester years and keep repeating beaten lines about Pakistan’s counter terrorism […]

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