The Sixth Heart of Asia Conference or the Istanbul Process recently held in Amritsar, India on 3-4 December,2016, has proved insignificant in igniting the frozen state of bilateral relations between Pakistan and India. There was no scheduled informal talks between the two states on the sideline of the conference. In the backdrop of prevailing […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Kashmir is one of the oldest outstanding conflicts in the world. The Kashmir uprising dates back to 1947. October 27, 1947, is remembered as the day when India forcibly took over the land of Kashmir and unleashed terror. British Prime Minister David Cameron during his visit to Pakistan said: “Britain is responsible for many […]
Resilience is a behavioural response to sudden, mounting odds.” Resilience is significant in the life of a nation. To survive in an anarchical world order, to counter inimical forces, as well as natural disasters, every nation, needs to have some degree of resilience. Thus, Resilience is the innate strength, which enables a country to stand […]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Pakistan bashing on BRICS forum signifies what? Indian obsession with Pakistan? Or how important is Pakistan for India? that the latter employs every regional/international platform to isolate Pakistan. Like the election campaign, Pakistan is the top most agenda for the BJP. The approach to diplomatically isolate Pakistan seems to be the […]