IPRI Review

Pre-Poll Scenario-Uttar Pardesh (UP) Elections in India

Pre-Poll Scenario-Uttar Pardesh (UP) Elections in India

Pre-Poll Scenario-Uttar Pardesh (UP) Elections in India A IPRI lecture was held in the IPRI Meeting Hall on January 30, 2017. Mr. Asghar Ali Shad, Research Fellow, delivered the lecture. Salient points of the discussion are as follows: Seven states of India are going to the polls in 2017 with five of them in the […]

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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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News Paper Articles

Daesh- An Existential Threat to Islam

Daesh- An Existential Threat to Islam

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) also called Daesh is a terrorist group in Iraq and Syria with deep ingress into other regions that include Middle East, North Africa, Europe, South and East Asia. In recent times, Daesh has emerged as a potential threat to the Islamic world since it targets Muslims. Daesh […]

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AIFC: An Emerging Financial Services Hub

AIFC: An Emerging Financial Services Hub

After fully operationalized in January 2018, Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) would have the capacity to serve as a financial hub for Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), the Middle East, West China, Mongolia and Europe. The officials in Kazakhstan are optimistic about the potential of this Cntre. It is considered to […]

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India-Pakistan and the SCO platform

India-Pakistan and the SCO platform

In the globalized world of today, where terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking, border security and environmental degradation have altered the security landscape of the world, multilateral approaches are being employed to address the transnational challenges. A number of regional as well as international organizations have emerged on the world stage, the political actors in pursuance of economic goals […]

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IPRI Journal

Winter 2017, Volume XVII, Number 1

Winter 2017, Volume XVII, Number 1

Research Articles  The Role of Leadership in Foreign Policy: A Case Study of Russia under Vladimir Putin Dr Nazir Hussain and Fatima Shakoor                                                The focus of this article is to understand the influence of leaders in foreign policy decision-making and the subsequent impact of the choices that they make at the international level by taking […]

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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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Announcements

IPRI in the News

IPRI in the News

IPRI organised a one-day roundtable on ‘Violations of Rights of Religious Minorities (Muslims & Sikhs) in India’ on 12 July 2017. The Chair of this roundtable was Dr Zafar Iqbal Cheema, President & Executive Director, Strategic Vision Institute (SVI), Islamabad. Speakers included Mr Khalid Rahman, Dr Muhammad Mujeeb Afzal and Dr Noor ul Haq. Participants […]

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IPRI in the News

IPRI in the News

IPRI organised a two-day International Conference on ‘Achieving Peace in Afghanistan: Challenges and Prospects’ on 10 and 11 May 2017, in collaboration with HSF. The event was reported by the print media on Day One as well as Day Two. It also received traction on several media channels including: PTV World PTV News Bol News (Part 1; […]

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IPRI in the News

IPRI in the News

IPRI organised a one-day workshop on ‘Optimizing CPEC Connectivity – Region and Beyond’ on 26 April 2017. The Chair of this workshop was Dr. Ashfaque Hasan Khan, Dean, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, NUST, Islamabad. Speakers included Dr Vaqar Ahmed, Deputy Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad; Ambassador (R) Syed Hasan Javed, […]

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Articles in Urdu Newspapers

کابل میں تازہ حملہ اور کبھی ختم نہ ہونے والی خانہ جنگی

کابل میں تازہ حملہ اور کبھی ختم نہ ہونے والی خانہ جنگی

 افغانستان کے انٹیلی جنس اداروں نے اکتیس مئی 2017 کو ہونے والی دہشتگردی کے فوراً بعد اپنا موقف بیان کیا ۔ انھوں نے بتایا کہ افغان دارالحکومت میں کوئی بڑا دہشتگرد حملہ پہلے سے متوقع تھا ۔ بعض ذرائع کے مطابق امریکی اخبار ’’ فارن پالیسی‘‘ نے انکشاف کیا کہ اس منصوبے کی مکمل معلومات […]

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افغانستان تازہ حملہ، ذمہ دار ۔ داعش یا طالبان ؟ 

افغانستان تازہ حملہ، ذمہ دار ۔ داعش یا طالبان ؟ 

افغان عوام کی زندگیاں اس وقت خطرے ہیں ۔ اکتیس مئی 2017 کی صبح 8:20 پر ایک دہشتگرد حملے نے کابل کو ہلا کر رکھ دیا ۔ کابل کے نواح میں ’’ وزیر اکبر خان ‘‘ کے مقام پر ( جہاں غیر ملکی سفارت خانے کافی بڑی تعداد میں واقع ہیں ) دھماکہ خیز مواد […]

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!افغانستان کی بگڑتی صورتحال اور فرانس

!افغانستان کی بگڑتی صورتحال اور فرانس

 31 مئی کو کابل میں دہشتگردی کے ایک بڑے حملے نے صفِ ماتم بچھادی ۔ اس حملے میں کم از کم 90 افراد مارے گئے اور 461 زخمی ہوئے۔ یاد رہے کہ صرف 2017 کے اوائل میں کابل میں گیارہ حملے ہوئے جس کے نتیجے میں 282 افراد ہلاک ہوئے ۔ان میں سے داعش کی […]

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Books

CPEC: Macro and Micro Economic Dividends for Pakistan and the Region

CPEC: Macro and Micro Economic Dividends for Pakistan and the Region

While there is increasing and alarming political divisiveness in many countries and between many people, Pakistan has opted to go the other way along with an unexpected champion of neo-globalism – People’s Republic of China –  a country which has morphed from the backward fringes of agrarian socialism to the apex as the second largest […]

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Emerging Security Order in Asia Pacific: Impact on South Asia

Emerging Security Order in Asia Pacific: Impact on South Asia

The Asia Pacific region has undergone fundamental changes in its organisation, security order, and power structure in the post-Cold War era. The region has become a powerhouse of global economic and geopolitical transformation as part of Asian ascendance in comparison to the West, which in general perception is no longer the world’s centre of gravity. […]

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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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IPRI Newsletter

IPRI Newsletter June 2017

IPRI Newsletter June 2017

IPRI Newsletter for the Month of June 2017 has been issued. For details, visit: IPRI Newsletter June 2017 Click to share

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IPRI Newsletter May 2017

IPRI Newsletter May 2017

IPRI Newsletter for the Month of May 2017 has been issued. For details, visit: IPRI Newsletter May 2017 Click to share

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IPRI Newsletter April 2017

IPRI Newsletter April 2017

IPRI Newsletter for the Month of April 2017 has been issued. For details, visit: IPRI Newsletter April 2017 Click to share

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JoCA

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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کابل میں تازہ حملہ اور کبھی ختم نہ ہونے والی خانہ جنگی

کابل میں تازہ حملہ اور کبھی ختم نہ ہونے والی خانہ جنگی

 افغانستان کے انٹیلی جنس اداروں نے اکتیس مئی 2017 کو ہونے والی دہشتگردی کے فوراً بعد اپنا موقف بیان کیا ۔ انھوں نے بتایا کہ افغان دارالحکومت میں کوئی بڑا دہشتگرد حملہ پہلے سے متوقع تھا ۔ بعض ذرائع کے مطابق امریکی اخبار ’’ فارن پالیسی‘‘ نے انکشاف کیا کہ اس منصوبے کی مکمل معلومات […]

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افغانستان تازہ حملہ، ذمہ دار ۔ داعش یا طالبان ؟ 

افغانستان تازہ حملہ، ذمہ دار ۔ داعش یا طالبان ؟ 

افغان عوام کی زندگیاں اس وقت خطرے ہیں ۔ اکتیس مئی 2017 کی صبح 8:20 پر ایک دہشتگرد حملے نے کابل کو ہلا کر رکھ دیا ۔ کابل کے نواح میں ’’ وزیر اکبر خان ‘‘ کے مقام پر ( جہاں غیر ملکی سفارت خانے کافی بڑی تعداد میں واقع ہیں ) دھماکہ خیز مواد […]

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