IPRI Review

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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Russia’s Revival: Opportunities and Limitations for Pakistan

Russia’s Revival: Opportunities and Limitations for Pakistan

The Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) organized a review meeting on “Russia’s Revival: Opportunities and Limitations for Pakistan” in IPRI Conference Hall on December 11, 2015. Introduction Vladimir Putin has been Russia’s dominant political figure since 2000 and Russia under him is reasserting its role in its immediate sphere of influence. In South Asia, Russia […]

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Pakistan’s Relations with Gulf States

Pakistan’s Relations with Gulf States

Introduction: Seven Arab states border the Persian Gulf, namely Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). All Persian Gulf states are monarchies. All these Arab states have significant revenues from petroleum. However, the Gulf region has long been one of the most volatile parts of the globe.  Wars, coups […]

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News Paper Articles

India fails to sideline Kashmir

India fails to sideline Kashmir

Whenever Pakistan engages or tries to engage with the leaders of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOK), it sends shivers down the spine of Indian rulers. However, due to immense international pressure, it is not possible for India to block such contacts. Indian External Affairs Ministry said on May 02 that there is no bar […]

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Yes, No, Yes of Afghan peace process

Yes, No, Yes of Afghan peace process

Since Karzai era, sinking economy, perpetuating corruption and incompetent security agencies have marred Afghanistan’s domestic environment. No wonders the fault lines that prompt Afghan leadership towards blaming Pakistan for everything that could go wrong in Afghanistan are snowballing.  At a time when President Ashraf Ghani should be unveiling a viable political framework for talks with […]

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India’s denial and despair

India’s denial and despair

Two recent exposures have hit India badly: Likelihood of attack on Indian Air Force Station Pathankot turning out as a false flag operation orchestrated by Indian intelligence agencies under the able tutelage of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval; and the Kulbhushan Jadhav saga. Both have brought embarrassment to India. The world is now better aware […]

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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

!علاقائی استحکام میں ممکنہ پاک عمان کردار

!علاقائی استحکام میں ممکنہ پاک عمان کردار

(ڈیڈیئر شودت ( خصوصی تحریر سال 2016کا آغاز سرد جنگ کی اسی خطرناک روش سے ہوا کہ سعودی عرب اور ایران کے مابین کھلی محاذ آرائی کچھ عرصے کے لئے جاری تھی ۔ ان دونوں ریاستوں کی کشیدگی نے یمن اور شام کی جنگی صورتحال میں گویا ایندھن فراہم کر دیا ۔ ہمیں( یورپ ) […]

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!روس ، افغانستان اور طالبان ۔ ۔ ۔

!روس ، افغانستان اور طالبان ۔ ۔ ۔

ڈیڈیئر شودت ( خصوصی تحریر ) اس امر کا تصور بھی محال ہے کہ افغانستان کے معاملے میں یورپین ، امریکی اور روسی اتنی آسانی سے کسی امر پر متفق ہو سکتے ہیں ۔ کیونکہ مغرب اور روس کو اس امر پر تشویش ہے کہ افغان ریاست خاصی کمزور ہے اور دہشتگرد اس سر زمین […]

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!افغان تارکینِ وطن ۔۔ یورپی رد عمل

!افغان تارکینِ وطن ۔۔ یورپی رد عمل

ہم اکثر اس امر کو فراموش کر دیتے ہیں کہ جو مہاجرین یورپ کے دروازے پر دستک دے رہے ہیں ، ان کی اکثریت کا تعلق افغانستان سے ہے ۔ 2015 کی جنوری سے دسمبر تک دو لاکھ افغانوں نے یورپی یونین کے رکن ایک ملک میں پناہ چاہی ۔ یہ تناسب سال 2014 کی […]

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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 March 2016

IPRI Newsletter March 2016

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

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IPRI Newsletter February 2016

IPRI Newsletter February 2016

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

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IPRI Newsletter January 2016

IPRI Newsletter January 2016

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

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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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