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.

Mr. Andrew Korybko,  Correspondent Sputnik, News Agency and Radio  Visit to Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) – 17 April 2017

Mr. Andrew Korybko, Correspondent Sputnik, News Agency and Radio Visit to Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) – 17 April 2017

    Mr. Andrew Korybko, Correspondent Sputnik, News Agency and Radio visited Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) on 17 April 2017. He delivered a talk on “Russian Perceptions on Afghanistan’s Peace Process: A Way Forward”. The talk was followed by questions and answers. Salient Points The salient points are as under:- Mr. Andrew Korybko while […]

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Divergent outlook on Afghanistan

Divergent outlook on Afghanistan

      Russia’s growing interest in Afghan affairs is apparent from Moscow’s hosting of peace talks. The recent talks on ‘peace in Afghanistan’ were held in Moscow in the middle of April. Representatives from Afghanistan, China, India, Iran, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan participated in the talks. Earlier, similar initiatives include the Trilateral […]

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FATA’s Mainstreaming

FATA’s Mainstreaming

Federally Administrative Tribal Areas (FATA) is geographically located between the Pakistan-Afghanistan border and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Out of the seven agencies of FATA, other than Orakzai, the rest – Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Kurram, North Waziristan and South Waziristan share border with Afghanistan (373 miles-long border). The living conditions in FATA are poor with 60% of […]

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Ms. Laura Dix,  Second Secretary, Regional Affairs British High Commission, Islamabad  visit to Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI)

Ms. Laura Dix, Second Secretary, Regional Affairs British High Commission, Islamabad visit to Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI)

Ms. Laura Dix, Second Secretary, Regional Affairs, British High Commission, Islamabad, along with Mr. Kunwar Ali Qutub Khan, senior political advisor visited Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) on 14 February 2017. The meeting was organized at the request of British High Commission, Islamabad. The discussion primarily revolved around Kashmir, Pakistan-India relations and terrorism. IPRI was […]

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Terrorist Attacks

Terrorist Attacks

  Islam in the subcontinent was spread through Sufism. Even today, the Shrines play an important spiritual role in the lives of a majority of Pakistanis. The Sufi teachings of peace and tolerance continue to be a part of the lives of many Pakistanis, and are a testament to the fact that in religion there […]

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Culture and Politics

Culture and Politics

Since the advent of globalization, the people living in various corners of the world can easily interact with each other. People can reach out to their near-ones living in a foreign land. This has also led to cultural exchange between different regions/countries. In a way it is a healthy practice to learn from each other’s […]

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Trump as US President

Trump as US President

Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential elections has come as a surprise. It has nullified the assumption that political experience is a must for Presidency. Hillary Clinton’s political credentials and government experience could not take her to the White House. President Trump, the 45th US President, will assume the charge of White House in […]

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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”

Introduction A two-day international conference on “Strengthening Peace and Cooperation in South Asia: Incentives and Constraints” was organized by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) on November 22-23, 2016 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad. The conference comprised of four working sessions in addition to inaugural and concluding sessions. […]

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