IPRI Review

Regional Fragility and Indian Offensive Posture: Options for Pakistan

Regional Fragility and Indian Offensive Posture: Options for Pakistan

Introduction Mao Zedong, former Chairman of the Communist Party of China (CPC), once opined that “the only real defense is active defense”, meaning defense for the purpose of counter-attacking and taking the “offensive” as success often rests on destroying the enemy’s ability to attack. This principle is also paralleled in the writings of Machiavelli and […]

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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

Flip-flops of surround syndrome

Flip-flops of surround syndrome

Obsession with surround and contain syndrome in Asia has overwhelmed India-US axis (not yet nexus), since the end of cold war. The US wants to surround and contain China and India is a clandestine partner in this venture while articulating denial. India wants to contain/surround Pakistan and the only (conditional) partner it has been able […]

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No Nuclear Security without Transparency

No Nuclear Security without Transparency

Cooperation and collaboration should extend beyond the Nuclear Security Summit. Nuclear security has improved internationally to a great extent through President Obama’s initiative of Nuclear Security Summits, but it still has a long way to go after the NSS process comes to an end. Since the first NSS summit in Washington, many bilateral and multilateral […]

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America— on which side of Afghan peace?

America— on which side of Afghan peace?

Killing of Taliban leader Akhter Mansour was a gross error of judgement on America’s part. He had managed the Taliban very well as proxy of Mullah Omar for nearly two years after Omar’s death, and had succeeded in making them part of negotiations, till abortive second round of Murree peace process. Outbreak of Mullah Omar’s […]

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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

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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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

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

!سلک روٹ ، پاکستان اور مغربی دانشور ۔ ۔ ۔

!سلک روٹ ، پاکستان اور مغربی دانشور ۔ ۔ ۔

تحریر : ڈیڈیئر شودت اس مختصرتحریر کے ذریعے انیس کروڑ اٹھائیس لاکھ افراد پر مشتمل ملک ’’ پاکستان ‘‘ کی بابت سمجھنے اور سوچنے کی سعی کی گئی ہے ۔ آگے بڑھنے سے پہلے پاکستان کے جغرافیے کو جاننا ضروری ہے ۔ یہ ملک یوریشیا ، مشرق وسطیٰ اور بھارت کے درمیان واقع ہے ۔ […]

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! صدر ” ہیلری کلنٹن کی متوقع پاک افغان پالیسی “

! صدر ” ہیلری کلنٹن کی متوقع پاک افغان پالیسی “

تحریر : ڈیڈیئر شودت پہلے ہم نے اس امر کا جائزہ لیا کہ ’’ ٹرمپ ‘‘ کا ممکنہ طور پر صدر منتخب ہونا بظاہر افغان تنازعہ کے لئے ایک بری پیش رفت ہو گی ۔ مگر ’’ ہیلری کلنٹن ‘‘ کیا بطور صدر امریکہ واقعی بہتر ثابت ہوں گی ۔ یہ بھی اپنے آپ میں […]

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! صدر ‘”ٹرمپ کی ممکنہ پاک افغان پالیسی “

! صدر ‘”ٹرمپ کی ممکنہ پاک افغان پالیسی “

تحریر : ڈیڈیئر شودت یہ تو اب واضح ہو ہی چکا ہے کہ امریکی صدارتی انتخابات ’’ ڈونلڈ ٹرمپ ‘‘ اور ’’ ہیلری کلنٹن ‘‘ کے مابین ہی ہو گا اور ان دونوں میں سے کوئی ایک شخصیت آنے والے کئی برسوں تک عالمی سفارت کاری کی راہیں متعین کرے گی ۔ یہ بھی ظاہر […]

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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 May 2016

IPRI Newsletter May 2016

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

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IPRI Newsletter April 2016

IPRI Newsletter April 2016

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

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Kulbhushan Yadav and Gunter Mulack’s Prophesies

Kulbhushan Yadav and Gunter Mulack’s Prophesies

It seems that propaganda against Pakistan has become pastime activity of some intellectuals in the West who know very little about the actual conditions in Pakistan. They keep alleging Pakistan as a part of the problem. A few days back an Indian national named Kulbhushan Yadav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel was captured in Balochistan, a […]

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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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