IPRI Review

Macro and Micro Dividends of CPEC: Efforts of Regional and International Players to Disrupt the Development in the Region, its Ramifications and Rectifications

Macro and Micro Dividends of CPEC: Efforts of Regional and International Players to Disrupt the Development in the Region, its Ramifications and Rectifications

Introduction: The relationship between China and Pakistan can be best described as promising, flourishing and turning out to be a success story by meeting all the requirements of changing situations. Over the years, this unique friendship has transformed into a strong strategic partnership aspiring to have robust economic cooperation and increasing people to people contacts. […]

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IPRI Review Meeting on “Geo-Political Implications of P5+1 Nuclear Deal with Iran”

IPRI Review Meeting on “Geo-Political Implications of P5+1 Nuclear Deal with Iran”

Ms Aymen Ijaz, Assistant Research Officer IPRI, gave a presentation on “Geo-Political Implications of P5+1 Nuclear Deal with Iran” on July 28th, 2016 at IPRI Conference Hall. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) commonly known as the Iran deal is an international agreement on the nuclear program of Iran reached in Vienna on 14 […]

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SCO and Regional Security

SCO and Regional Security

  Introduction An IPRI Review meeting on “SCO and Regional Security” was held at IPRI conference hall on August 8, 2016. In the prevalent era of globalization, a number of regional organizations have emerged on world stage. These organizations have become multifunctional pursuing security and economic goals. States through these regional platforms are trying to […]

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News Paper Articles

Palestine Focus

Palestine Focus

Excluding rarities, the Palestine policy of successive US administrations have been erratic, ambiguous and, may be, mischievous, aimed at maintaining status quo. No serious efforts have been made to reconcile the operational level contradictions of this policy. Though halfhearted diplomatic efforts were launched, with pomp and show, by most of the administrations, these were crookedly […]

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Pak-Turkey: A New Chapter of Bilateral Ties

Pak-Turkey: A New Chapter of Bilateral Ties

  The recent two-day official visit of President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Pakistan would open a new chapter of friendship in Pakistan-Turkey relations. Both countries share deep religious, cultural and historical linkages and cordial relations since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1947. Pakistan and Turkey have focused on expanding […]

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Evolving opportunity for Afghan peace

Evolving opportunity for Afghan peace

An interesting peace initiative for Afghanistan is in the making, if it clicks, new American administration could be more than happy to hand over this open ended conflict back to Russians or to the SCO and wash its hands off. Taliban and Al-qaeda received much less attention from the president-elect during his campaign, even though […]

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IPRI Journal

Summer 2016, Volume XVI, Number 2

Summer 2016, Volume XVI, Number 2

Research Articles  Global Threat: A Comparative Analysis of Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (IS) Muhammad Munir and Muhammad Shafiq The metamorphosis of terrorism from Al-Qaeda to the Islamic State (IS) has presented new security challenges. The authors examine the threats posed by these two groups by discussing their ideologies, structures and capabilities.  They recommend that a […]

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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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Announcements

IPRI in the News

IPRI in the News

IPRI organised a two-day International Conference on ‘Strengthening Peace and Cooperation in South Asia- Incentives and Constraints’ organized by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute and Hanns Seidel Foundation. The Chief Guest on the first day was Mr. Sartaj Aziz – Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad, Pakistan. The Chief […]

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International conference on ‘Strengthening Peace and Cooperation in South Asia- Incentives and Constraints’

International conference on ‘Strengthening Peace and Cooperation in South Asia- Incentives and Constraints’

International conference on ‘Strengthening Peace and Cooperation in South Asia- Incentives and Constraints’ held at Serena Hotel Islamabad on 22-23 November 2016. Click to share

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IPRI in the News: Pakistan’s Soft Power Workshop

IPRI organised a one-day workshop on ‘Potentials of Pakistan’s Soft Power and Public Diplomacy.’ The Chief Guest of the workshop was Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed. The Chair was Lieutenant General (R) Asif Yasin Malik, HI(M), Former Secretary of Defence. The event was well received in the print media and the electronic media. Coverage of the […]

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Articles in Urdu Newspapers

بھارت کے بُرے دن ۔ ۔ ۔۔ ؟

بھارت کے بُرے دن ۔ ۔ ۔۔ ؟

یہ امر انتہائی اہمیت کا حامل ہے کہ بھارتی فوج کے سابق سربراہ ’’ جنرل بکرم سنگھ ‘‘ نے افواج پاکستان کے نئے سپہ سالار کو انتہائی شاندار الفاظ میں خراج تحسین پیش کیا ہے ۔ ہندی اخبارات ’’ نو بھارت ٹائمز ‘‘ اور ’’ امر اجالا ‘‘ کے مطابق بھارتی فوج کے سابق چیف […]

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!یومِ استقلال ، بھارتی روش اور ۔ ۔ ۔

!یومِ استقلال ، بھارتی روش اور ۔ ۔ ۔

مقبوضہ کشمیر میں گذشتہ روز پوری کشمیری قوم نے یومِ استقلال منایا اور اس موقع پر اپنے اس عہد کا اعادہ کیا کہ بھارت کی تمام تر ریاستی دہشتگردی کے باوجود جدوجہد آزادی کو ہر قیمت پر جاری رکھا جائے گا ۔ میڈیا رپورٹس کے مطابق حریت رہنما یاسین ملک کو گذشتہ روز ایک بار […]

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!درگاہ سانحہ ، بھارت میں ’’ نوٹ بندی ‘‘ اور ۔ ۔

!درگاہ سانحہ ، بھارت میں ’’ نوٹ بندی ‘‘ اور ۔ ۔

ذرائع کے مطابق گذشتہ روز شاہ نورانی درگاہ پر جس درندگی کا مظاہرہ کیا گیا اس کے لئے ’’ را ‘‘ اور ’’ این ڈی ایس ‘‘ کے علاوہ کسی دوسرے کو ذمہ دار نہیں ٹھہرایا جا سکتا کیونکہ سی پیک جانے والے تجارتی کافلے سے محض چند گھنٹے پہلے یہ مکروہ کاروائی کی گئی […]

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Books

Evolving Situation in Afghanistan: Role of Major Powers and Regional Countries

Evolving Situation in Afghanistan: Role of Major Powers and Regional Countries

Afghanistan is a country at the crossroads of change. Change, that can either take it out of its past and present existential crisis towards wholeness; or push it towards abysmal chaos. What the country and its people need more than anything else in the days and years ahead is decisive leadership, whether from the world’s […]

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Policy Approaches of South Asian Countries: Impact on the Region

Policy Approaches of South Asian Countries: Impact on the Region

To say that policy formulation is complex is an understatement. Not only is it complex and ‘messy’, it also needs to fit into local, national, regional and often, even international contexts. This collection of papers and essays brings together the perspectives of those in the government (rather those in the business of making policies) with […]

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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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IPRI Newsletter

Journal of Current Affairs Vol. 1, Nos. 1&2, 2016

Journal of Current Affairs Vol. 1, Nos. 1&2, 2016

RESEARCH PAPERS  1    Daesh in South Asia       Maryam Nazir 2    Media Strategy for Countering the Daesh Threat       Amna Ejaz Rafi                                                         […]

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IPRI Newsletter October 2016

IPRI Newsletter October 2016

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

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IPRI Newsletter September 2016

IPRI Newsletter September 2016

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

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Insight

Palestine Focus

Palestine Focus

Excluding rarities, the Palestine policy of successive US administrations have been erratic, ambiguous and, may be, mischievous, aimed at maintaining status quo. No serious efforts have been made to reconcile the operational level contradictions of this policy. Though halfhearted diplomatic efforts were launched, with pomp and show, by most of the administrations, these were crookedly […]

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Pak-Turkey: A New Chapter of Bilateral Ties

Pak-Turkey: A New Chapter of Bilateral Ties

  The recent two-day official visit of President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Pakistan would open a new chapter of friendship in Pakistan-Turkey relations. Both countries share deep religious, cultural and historical linkages and cordial relations since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1947. Pakistan and Turkey have focused on expanding […]

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Evolving opportunity for Afghan peace

Evolving opportunity for Afghan peace

An interesting peace initiative for Afghanistan is in the making, if it clicks, new American administration could be more than happy to hand over this open ended conflict back to Russians or to the SCO and wash its hands off. Taliban and Al-qaeda received much less attention from the president-elect during his campaign, even though […]

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