IPRI Review

China and India: Asia’s Budding Partnership or Growing Rivalry?

China and India: Asia’s Budding Partnership or Growing Rivalry?

Introduction China and India, sometimes referred to “Chindia” are geographically proximate nations, contain over one-third of the world’s population and are among the fastest growing economies in the world. A report by IMF dated January 21, 2015, predicts India overtaking China as the Fastest Growing Major Economy by 2016. The economic strengths of two states […]

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Education System of Pakistan: Issues, Problems and Solutions

Introduction It is mandated in the Constitution of Pakistan to provide free and compulsory education to all children between the ages of 5-16 years and enhance adult literacy. With the 18th constitutional amendment the concurrent list which comprised of 47 subjects was abolished and these subjects, including education, were transferred to federating units as a […]

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Natural Allies: Turkey-Pakistan-Afghanistan

Natural Allies: Turkey-Pakistan-Afghanistan

During the recent Pakistan-Turkey summit, both sides explored options to assist Afghanistan in reaching a peace agreement with the Taliban. Pakistani and Afghan leadership has reached a conclusion to start joint efforts to counter militancy. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who recently visited Islamabad, indicated his country’s willingness to help the reconciliation process in Afghanistan. China’s entry into Afghan peace process was long overdue; this will help the sustainability of the peace process, because China is perceived as an honest peace broker by all. Turkish Prime Minister’s first visit to Pakistan was a resounding success not only in the bilateral context but also for regional stability. Pakistan appreciates Turkey’s effort for bringing enduring peace in Afghanistan, and hopes that it will continue to play its constructive role.

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Special Focus

Kashmir Solidarity Day: Added Significance

Kashmir Solidarity Day: Added Significance

Kashmir Solidarity Day was first observed in 1990 on the call of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Late Qazi Hussain Ahmed , who were then  chief minister of Punjab and head of Kashmir Committee respectively. Keeping in view the importance of the issue, the federal government headed by Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto declared February 5 […]

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Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Trade Liberalization Policies in Pakistan

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Trade Liberalization Policies in Pakistan

What is FDI? Foreign direct investment (FDI) means an individual, a group of individuals, an incorporated or un-incorporated entity or a public or private company investing its money in other country.[i] Increasing FDI is usually used as one of the indicators of growing economy as Pakistan had received more than five billion dollars in 2007[ii] […]

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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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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

National Counter-terrorism Narrative

National Counter-terrorism Narrative

The most common approach to deal with insurgencies, terrorism, or internal violence is to use the forces to establish law and order in the affected areas. .In most of the cases, this has not been a successful strategy. Even when these measures are successful in defeating the extremism or terrorism, the human cost associated with […]

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Evolving Opportunities for Pakistan-India Relations

Evolving Opportunities for Pakistan-India Relations

Interesting developments are taking place in the context of Pakistan India relations. Indian Prime Minister, during his telephone call to the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on 13 February, informed about his intention to send his Foreign Secretary to Islamabad. Nawaz Sharif welcomed the Indian initiative. India’s foreign secretary is due to arrive Islamabad on March […]

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Comprehending Revolution

Comprehending Revolution

The advent of Middle East uprisings in 2011 served as a spark that triggered a wide-reaching chain of campaigns, protests, skirmishes etc. Under the series of struggle spreading from Tunisia to Egypt, from harsh battles of Iraq, Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, and Libya to the cautious reforms of the regional monarchies; the region endured tremendous mayhem. […]

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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

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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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Other Recent Posts

National Counter-terrorism Narrative

National Counter-terrorism Narrative

The most common approach to deal with insurgencies, terrorism, or internal violence is to use the forces to establish law and order in the affected areas. .In most of the cases, this has not been a successful strategy. Even when these measures are successful in defeating the extremism or terrorism, the human cost associated with […]

Read More →

Evolving Opportunities for Pakistan-India Relations

Evolving Opportunities for Pakistan-India Relations

Interesting developments are taking place in the context of Pakistan India relations. Indian Prime Minister, during his telephone call to the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on 13 February, informed about his intention to send his Foreign Secretary to Islamabad. Nawaz Sharif welcomed the Indian initiative. India’s foreign secretary is due to arrive Islamabad on March […]

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China and India: Asia’s Budding Partnership or Growing Rivalry?

China and India: Asia’s Budding Partnership or Growing Rivalry?

Introduction China and India, sometimes referred to “Chindia” are geographically proximate nations, contain over one-third of the world’s population and are among the fastest growing economies in the world. A report by IMF dated January 21, 2015, predicts India overtaking China as the Fastest Growing Major Economy by 2016. The economic strengths of two states […]

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