IPRI Review

Sustaining the thaw in Pak-Afghan Relations

Sustaining the thaw in Pak-Afghan Relations

Afghanistan and Pakistan enjoy a unique relationship that has many shades which keep morphing into each other in a number of ways; at times throwing up diverse and daunting challenges, and at times oozing out comforting brotherly sentiments and environment. Afghanistan-Pakistan, bilateral relationship appears to have come of age, however the gains are fragile and […]

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FATA’S JOURNEY TOWARDS PEACE

FATA’S JOURNEY TOWARDS PEACE

    Pakistan is fighting terrorism for more than a decade. Over these years, a number of anti-terrorist operations have been conducted in the tribal area. The peace agreements between the militants and the government were signed to ensure peace in the region. But when religious, educational institutions, army installations, airports and residences were targeted, […]

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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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Special Focus

Afghan peace needs a helping hand

Afghan peace needs a helping hand

Afghan Islamic Movement Fidaee Mahaz has recently claimed that Mulla Umar died two years ago; however, Taliban have rejected these rumours. It appears the ground is being prepared for making public appearance of Mulla Omar a possibility in near future. This would certainly add to credibility of peace process and speed it up. Afghan peace […]

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The Millennium Deal: Myth and Reality

The Millennium Deal: Myth and Reality

The UN Security Council has unanimously endorsed the Iran nuclear deal. The show of support was interrupted shortly afterward by a war of words between the American and Iranian ambassadors.  Iran’s ambassador lashed out at the US mere moments after the vote, in retaliation for US Ambassador Samantha Power bringing up Tehran’s human rights record; […]

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Dithering Afghanistan

Dithering Afghanistan

As the fighting season peaks in Afghanistan, relics from Karzai era have stepped up their effort to create disjunction in Pak-Afghan joint counter terrorism effort. One rudimentary way is to blame anything that goes wrong in Afghanistan on Pakistan. This strategy has many pluses for its proponents: it reduces public confidence in intra-Afghan reconciliation process; […]

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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

Indian missile system; threat to Pakistan

Indian missile system; threat to Pakistan

(By Suleman Yousaf – Intern at Islamabad Policy Research Institute) K-15 Sagarika (Oceanic in Sanskrit) is India’s first two stage solid fuelled nuclear capable submarine launched ballistic missile system, which was developed with the assistance of Russian Federation. The New York Times had reported on 27 April 1998 that Russia is helping India to develop […]

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Dealing with the Heat Wave Crisis

Dealing with the Heat Wave Crisis

Pakistan has suffered a worst heat wave in June 2015, mostly affecting the areas of Sindh, Southern Punjab and Baluchistan. Some cities particularly Karachi, Sibi, Larkana, Hyderabad and many districts in Tharparkar etc. had reached highest recorded temperatures of around 49 °C resulting in deaths of more than 1400 people. The major causes for such […]

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SCO comes of Age

SCO comes of Age

President Vladimir Putin opened the 2015 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit by announcing the acceptance of Pakistan and India as members. He said Belarus would obtain observer status, joining Afghanistan, Iran and Mongolia, while Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia and Nepal would be welcomed as “dialogue partners.” The SCO leaders have expressed hope that Iran also would […]

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Articles in Urdu Newspapers

مودی بمقابلہ مودی

مودی بمقابلہ مودی

جب ایک سال پہلے بھارت میں مودی نے اقتدار سنبھالا تو کسی کے وہم میں بھی نہیں تھا کہ ان کے سیاسی زوال کا آغاز محض ایک برس کے اندر شروع ہو جائے گا مگر گذشتہ دو ہفتوں کے دوران نریندر مودی کی سیاسی مقبولیت کا سورج بری طرح گہنا چکا ہے اور اس ضمن […]

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مودی سے ملاقات ۔۔۔۔ ایک جائزہ

مودی سے ملاقات ۔۔۔۔ ایک جائزہ

مودی نے برسرِ اقتدار آنے کے بعد پوری کوشش کی کہ پاکستان کو سفارتی سطح پر عالمی برادری میں تنہا کر دیا جائے ۔ اس حوالے سے ایک جانب پچیس اگست 2014 کو ہونے والی خارجہ سیکرٹری ملاقات کو یک طرفہ طور پر منسوخ کیا گیا تو دوسری جانب تقریباً چار ماہ تک ’’ ایل […]

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کشمیر ، کراچی اور ’’را

کشمیر ، کراچی اور ’’را

اپنے قیامِ کے روزِ اول سے پاکستان کی ہمیشہ سے خواہش اور کوشش رہی ہے کہ دنیا کے سبھی ملکوں خصوصاً اپنے ہمسایوں کے ساتھ برابری کی سطح اور عدم مداخلت کی بنیاد پر تعلقات استوار کیے جائیں اور اپنے اس مقصد میں پاکستان کو بڑی حد تک کامیابی بھی ملی کیونکہ عالمی برادری کے […]

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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 Click to share

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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 Click to share

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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 Click to share

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IPRI Newsletter

IPRI Newsletter June 2015

IPRI Newsletter June 2015

IPRI Newsletter for the Month of June 2015 has been issued. For details, visit: http://www.ipripak.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/newsletter-25.pdf Click to share

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IPRI Newsletter

IPRI Newsletter

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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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