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BJP’s onslaught on Kashmir

BJP’s onslaught on Kashmir

Indian held Jammu and Kashmir has been placed under Governor’s rule. Now BJP shall have more freedom to maneuver for installing a Hindu Chief Minster in IHK.The imposition of direct rule means local representatives will have no say in the running of IHK, at least for the time being.This development came after the two top […]

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After Peshawar Tragedy: Action or another slumber

After Peshawar Tragedy: Action or another slumber

As obituaries splashed the media all over the world and condolence messages started pouring in from other countries and international institutions over the Peshawar school carnage, government sprang into action. Setting aside their political differences, Pakistan’s political leadership once again vowed to avenge the dastardly massacre of 148 people at the Peshawar school and eliminate […]

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Pakistan’s Youth Bulge: Human Resource Development (HRD) Challenges

Pakistan’s Youth Bulge: Human Resource Development (HRD) Challenges

Introduction Islamabad Policy Research Institute organized a guest lecture on “Pakistan’s Youth Bulge: Human Resource Development (HRD) Challenges” on November 27, 2014 at IPRI Conference Hall. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Muhammad Zaman Khan, Chairman Department of Sociology, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. Salient Points: Key points of the lecture are mentioned below: • Youth bulge […]

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Special Focus

Rejoinder to article “State of Delusion” by Husain Haqqani

Rejoinder to article “State of Delusion” by Husain Haqqani

In his recent article “State of Delusion”, Pakistan’s former envoy to the United States, Husain Haqqani has tried to focus on Pakistan’s traditional fault lines and restate the obvious adnauseum. He questions the ideological foundation of Pakistan’s nation-hood and, as a corollary, statehood.Article begins with an assumption that killing of over 130 school children by […]

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Reflections on an article, “Rearranging the Subcontinent” By Robert D. Kaplan

Reflections on an article, “Rearranging the Subcontinent” By Robert D. Kaplan

In his article published in Forbes – “Rearranging the Subcontinent” the author, Robert D. Kaplan has argued that “geography has been the predominant factor in determining the fate of nations, from pharaonic Egypt to the Arab Spring.” His emphasises that “borders are still artificial”. Although he discusses “territorial transformations from the United States to China” […]

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London Conference: More of rhetoric, less of substance

London Conference: More of rhetoric, less of substance

Representatives of 60 countries and 15 international organizations gathered in London to discuss continuation of international cooperation with Afghanistan to facilitate its economic development. Later at 10 Downing British premier, appreciating Pakistan’s sacrifices in the fight against terrorism, stated that “Pakistan has suffered more than any other country in the fight against terrorism”, and assured […]

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IPRI Journal

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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Summer 2013,Volume XIII, Number 2

Pakistan’s ‘Regional Pivot’ and the Endgame in Afghanistan Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmad After a long and costly war, Afghanistan is on its way to an uncertain security and political transition ahead of NATO’s military exit by the end of 2014. A Retrospective Perspective on Pakistan-United States Relations: 1947-1977 Dr. Zulfqar Khan The paper attempts to analyse […]

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News Paper Articles

Pope and I are not Charlie!

Pope and I are not Charlie!

Mercifully, the pendulum has swung back to sanity. Pope Francis has stated that there were limits to freedom of speech and said other people’s religion could not be insulted or mocked. The pope made the comments in relation to attacks by gunmen on the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.Collective Human conscience has a responsibility towards History. It needs to harmonize and synergize its efforts to take the mankind out of this psychological morass. Pope’s recent statement, UNHRC resolutions and ICCPR provide adequate framework to resolve the issue. UN Security Council should cease the moment and adopt appropriate resolution under chapter 7 of the Charter.

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India: From Defensive to Offensive

India: From Defensive to Offensive

In an international politics where states exist in anarchy and prefer to maximize their security have two basic strategic options, i.e., defensive and offensive. “Offensive-defense” theory also called “security dilemma theory”, given by Stephen William Van Evera, argues that international conflict and war are more likely when offense has the advantage over defense, while peace […]

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Modi’s Kashmir policy: Penny wise pound foolish

Modi’s Kashmir policy: Penny wise pound foolish

2014 ended and 2015 began with a sour note in the context of Pakistan-India relations. Two Pakistani paramilitary soldiers were killed, on December 31, 2014, due to indiscriminate firing by Indian border guards. On January 02, Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Mr Sartaj Aziz addressed a letter 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

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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SCO’s Role in Regional Stability Prospects of its Expansion

SCO’s Role in Regional Stability Prospects of its Expansion

Conference Coordinator: Muhammad Munir, Editor: Mushir Anwar, Assistant Conference Cordinator: Usman Ghani and Assistant Editor: Saira Rehman, Published by Islamabad Policy Research Institute, MAD Mob Printers, Islamabad, 2013. Click here for book

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IPRI Newsletter

IPRI Newsletter

IPRI Newsletter

  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, No.11 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 1, No.10 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 1, No.9 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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Rejoinder to article “State of Delusion” by Husain Haqqani

Rejoinder to article “State of Delusion” by Husain Haqqani

In his recent article “State of Delusion”, Pakistan’s former envoy to the United States, Husain Haqqani has tried to focus on Pakistan’s traditional fault lines and restate the obvious adnauseum. He questions the ideological foundation of Pakistan’s nation-hood and, as a corollary, statehood.Article begins with an assumption that killing of over 130 school children by […]

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