Amna Ejaz Rafi

Ms. Amna Ejaz Rafi is an Assistant Research Officer (ARO) in Islamabad
Policy Research Institute (IPRI). She holds a Masters in Defence and Diplomatic Studies (DDS) from Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU).
Her masters thesis was on “India’s Quest for Security Council Membership: Ramifications for South Asia”. As a student, Ms. Rafi participated in ‘1st International Conference on Volunteerism and Millennium Development Goals; the conference was jointly conducted by National Commission for Human Development-NCHD and UN. She also attended an interaction programme with University of Nebraska, the US.
Since her job, her area of interest is ‘Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia’. She has participated in conferences at home and abroad. Ms. Rafi has participated in the ‘National Media Workshop (NMW)’, held in National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad. She also attended the "GANSU International Fellowship Programme", held from 15 June – 15 July 2015, in Lanzhou, China.

Extremism and Peace

Extremism and Peace

The terrorist attack on the Agricultural Training Institute, Peshawar killed nine people and injured 32, mostly students. The launching of attack on the day of Eid Mildun Nabi, raises the question that how a person by hurting others can be the follower of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Islam is a religion of peace and balance, we […]

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Struggle for right

Struggle for right

The late Indian Prime Minister Nehru said: “We (India) have declared that the fate of Kashmir is ultimately to be decided by the people. That pledge we have given… not only to the people of Kashmir but to the world. We will not and cannot back out of it. We are prepared when peace and […]

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Guest Lecture – Pakistan’s Vision East Asia: Challenges and Opportunities

Guest Lecture – Pakistan’s Vision East Asia: Challenges and Opportunities

Post Event Report Guest Lecture Pakistan’s Vision East Asia: Challenges and Opportunities  on October 19, 2017 General. On October 19, 2017 Ambassador (R) Shahid MG Kiani visited Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) and delivered a talk on “Pakistan’s Vision East Asia: Challenges and Opportunities”. It was pointed out that Pakistan’s ‘Vision East Asia policy’ was […]

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Improving Governance

Improving Governance

Governance is to manage a country’s economic, political and administrative affairs. It has a pivotal role in the life of a nation; it is an inevitable phenomenon for the smooth working of state machinery, it can lead a nation to glory and also make it fall. State structures responsible to ensure governance are the judiciary, […]

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Terrorism, India and CPEC

Terrorism, India and CPEC

The Trump administration has questioned Islamabad’s role in the war on terror, and has warned of severe consequences if the country does not take effective action against the alleged terrorist sanctuaries along its borders. “Pakistan was playing a double game by accepting the US aid while giving safe haven to the ‘agents of chaos’, who kill Afghan and NATO […]

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One-day Workshop “Human Rights Violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK): Kashmiri Aspirations and Responsibility of International Community”

One-day Workshop “Human Rights Violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK): Kashmiri Aspirations and Responsibility of International Community”

                General: A one-day workshop titled “Human Rights Violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK): Kashmiri Aspirations and Responsibility of International Community” was organized by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) on August 8, 2017 at IPRI conference hall, Islamabad. The workshop consisted of one working session, in addition […]

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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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India’s Duplicity: The Case of Commander Yadav

India’s Duplicity: The Case of Commander Yadav

At the G20 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi remarked: “one single nation in South Asia is spreading the agents of terror in the countries of our region.” The reference was towards Pakistan. By passing such remarks against the country having fought militancy for more than a decade, India has been trying to build up a […]

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