IPRI Review

Afghanistan beyond BSA

Afghanistan beyond BSA

It is refreshing that Afghanistan has put behind its electoral crisis and come up with an improvised government structure for its stalled political transition. Presence of President Mamnoon Hussain during President Ashraf Ghani’s inaugural ceremony was reflective of Pakistan’s endorsement of this political arrangement. On the following day, bilateral security agreement (BSA) was signed to […]

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Indian Secularism: Myth or Reality

Indian Secularism: Myth or Reality

By: Asghar Ali Shad Translated by Saira Rehman Date: August 25th, 2014 The Indian Constitution is federal in nature. It is the lengthiest written constitution of the world. It has 25 parts and 448 articles. It has 12 schedules, 5 appendices and 120 constitutional amendments. The author of the Indian Constitution was a shudar Hindu, […]

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ANNUAL RITUAL: SAY HULLO TO FLOODS

ANNUAL RITUAL: SAY HULLO TO FLOODS

Popular punching bag of politicians—the military—is out in the field reaching out to the sufferers of the ongoing floods. Military operated helicopters and boats have emerged as a beacon of hope for the effectees. In Punjab, Chief Minster Punjab has been seen leading the disaster management effort from the front. Chief Minister of KPK has […]

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Special Focus

Palestine towards Statehood!

Palestine towards Statehood!

Prime Minster Narendra Modi is trying to replicate Netanyahu’s Gaza approach in Kashmir. However, to Modi’s chagrin, British House of Commons has voted in favour of recognising Palestine as a state. Members backed the move “as a contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution”. Advocates of the measure rejected the idea that recognition would harm […]

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Kashmir Dispute Back to the UN

Kashmir Dispute Back to the UN

While Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai and India’s Kailash Satyarthi share Nobel Peace prize for the year, their countries are engaged in a sort of ‘small-scale war’ in the UN acknowledged disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir.  Hopefully, the two laureates would put together their energies and help resolve one of the longest outstanding disputes on the […]

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President Xi’s Visit to South Asia

President Xi’s Visit to South Asia

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited three South Asian countries (Maldives, Sri Lanka and India) from 15- 20 September 2014.The visit came at a very critical time when various transformations were taking place in the region. First, the visit started after the 14th SCO summit held in Tajikistan on September 12, 2014. Second, the visit coincided […]

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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

Palestine towards Statehood!

Palestine towards Statehood!

Prime Minster Narendra Modi is trying to replicate Netanyahu’s Gaza approach in Kashmir. However, to Modi’s chagrin, British House of Commons has voted in favour of recognising Palestine as a state. Members backed the move “as a contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution”. Advocates of the measure rejected the idea that recognition would harm […]

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Afghan-US Security Agreement

Afghan-US Security Agreement

Afghan-US Security Agreement Afghanistan and the US have signed a security agreement. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during the election campaign supported the stationing of the US troops on Afghan soil, in post-2014. President Ghani after assuming office moved ahead with the plan. “As an independent country … we signed this agreement for stability, goodwill, and […]

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Kashmir Dispute Back to the UN

Kashmir Dispute Back to the UN

While Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai and India’s Kailash Satyarthi share Nobel Peace prize for the year, their countries are engaged in a sort of ‘small-scale war’ in the UN acknowledged disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir.  Hopefully, the two laureates would put together their energies and help resolve one of the longest outstanding disputes on 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

Future of Economic Cooperation in SAARC Countries

Future of Economic Cooperation in SAARC Countries

Conference Coordinator: Muhammad Hanif, Editor: Mushir Anwar, Assistant Conference Cordinator: 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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Potential and Prospects of Pakistani Diaspora

Potential and Prospects of Pakistani Diaspora

Conference Coordinator: Air Commodore ® Khalid Iqbal, Editor: Mushir Anwar, Assistant Conference Cordinator: Muhammad Nawaz Khan and Assistant Editor: Saira Rehman, Published by Islamabad Policy Research Institute, Orient Printers, Islamabad, 2013. Click here for book

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IPRI Newsletter

IPRI Newsletter

IPRI Newsletter

  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, No.8 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 1, No.7 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 1, No.6 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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دو طرفہ مگر لاحاصل مذاکرات ۔۔۔ایک جائزہ 

دو طرفہ مگر لاحاصل مذاکرات ۔۔۔ایک جائزہ 

اکتوبر ۲۷ کو دنیا بھر کے کشمیری ’یوم سیاہ‘‘ منا رہے ہیں کیونکہ ۱۹۴۷ء میں اسی روز بھارت نے کشمیر پر اپنا نا جائز تسلط جمایا تھا ۔  ۔ اس صورتحال کا جائزہ لیتے مبصرین نے کہا ہے کہ پاکستان اور بھارت کے مابین یوں تو مذاکرات کا سلسلہ شروع ہوئے ۶۷ سال سے زیادہ کا […]

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Palestine towards Statehood!

Palestine towards Statehood!

Prime Minster Narendra Modi is trying to replicate Netanyahu’s Gaza approach in Kashmir. However, to Modi’s chagrin, British House of Commons has voted in favour of recognising Palestine as a state. Members backed the move “as a contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution”. Advocates of the measure rejected the idea that recognition would harm […]

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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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