IPRI Review

Our wanting counter terrorism effort

Our wanting counter terrorism effort

Whenever those responsible for counter terrorism claim success, terrorist make their presence and power felt through increasingly ferocious attacks. While one understands the complexity and enormity to terrorist activity, matching counter terrorism effort is glaringly missing. In the forefront is lack of will to implement the policies at the middle and lower levels of Law […]

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Changing Destinies

Changing Destinies

Since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, peace and trade in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have suffered. The influx of more than three million Afghan refugees changed the socio-economic dynamics of the region. Scarcity of social services and virtually no job opportunities created resentment among the inhabitants of FATA against the federation. As a […]

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18th Amendment: Rhetoric versus Reality

18th Amendment: Rhetoric versus Reality

Introduction Presentation on “18th Amendment: Rhetoric versus Reality” by Ms. Asiya Mahar, Assistant Research Officer was organized by Islamabad Policy Research Institute, Islamabad on March 12, 2015 at IPRI Conference Hall. Salient Points: Key points of presentation are mentioned below: • 18th amendment became an act of parliament on April 19, 2010. It includes 102 […]

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Special Focus

Evolving regional dynamics

Evolving regional dynamics

A stronger Pakistan is emerging, and now it can take stock of regional dynamics from a position of enhanced confidence. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) agreement and America’s clearance of Foreign Military Sale of Viper Attack Helicopters and Hellfire II Missiles to Pakistan have been major contributory factors to this profile. Moreover, upward trajectory in Pakistan-Russia […]

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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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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

Pak-India Ties:A Road to Nowhere!

Pak-India Ties:A Road to Nowhere!

Pakistan-India bilateral relations have always been fluctuating. Despite regular change of political administrations on both sides, limited change was seen in their foreign policy towards each other. After the resumption of Indo-Pakistan peace process since 2011, little progress has been made in improvement of their bilateral relations. There were some prospects in areas of trade […]

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CPEC and the Baluchistan factor

CPEC and the Baluchistan factor

As if ethno-sectarian fiasco was not enough for keeping Baluchistan tense, route controversy over China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has added more fuel to the blaze. Going by the history of earlier Balochistan related mega projects, the CPEC is likely to become increasingly contentious. Due to power play amongst the tribal heads, all Balochistan related […]

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Outcome of Modi’s   Visits to China

Outcome of Modi’s Visits to China

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited China from 14-16 May 2015. Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed him in Xian, the capital of his ancestral home province Shaanxi. China is interested in enhancing economic cooperation with India to neutralize its expanding relations with Japan and the United States. By developing economic inter-dependency with India, China wishes […]

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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. 3, No.4 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 3, No.3 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 3, No.2 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 3, No.1 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, […]

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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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Pak-India Ties:A Road to Nowhere!

Pak-India Ties:A Road to Nowhere!

Pakistan-India bilateral relations have always been fluctuating. Despite regular change of political administrations on both sides, limited change was seen in their foreign policy towards each other. After the resumption of Indo-Pakistan peace process since 2011, little progress has been made in improvement of their bilateral relations. There were some prospects in areas of trade […]

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مودی سرکار ۔۔۔۔ مایوسی لگاتار 

مودی سرکار ۔۔۔۔ مایوسی لگاتار 

کسی بھی نئی سرکار کے کام کاج کا جائزہ لینے کے لئے 365 دن کا عرصہ کافی کم ہوتا ہے مگر یہ بھی حقیقت ہے کہ ووٹرز عام طور پر ابتدائی مہینوں میں ہی کیے گئے کام اور اقدامات کے پیشِ نظر اس حکومت کے بارے میں ایک رائے قائم کر لیتے ہیں ۔ اسی […]

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CPEC and the Baluchistan factor

CPEC and the Baluchistan factor

As if ethno-sectarian fiasco was not enough for keeping Baluchistan tense, route controversy over China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has added more fuel to the blaze. Going by the history of earlier Balochistan related mega projects, the CPEC is likely to become increasingly contentious. Due to power play amongst the tribal heads, all Balochistan related […]

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