Aymen Ijaz

Ms Aymen Ijaz is Assistant Research Officer at Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI). Ms Aymen holds the credit of being awarded “Vice Chancellor’s Medal” for securing top position in M.Phil International Relations from School of Political Science and International Relations (SPIR), Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad. She has also done her M.Sc IR from QAU.

Before joining IPRI, she has worked as a Research Intern with Inter- Services Public Relations (ISPR) and South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI). Ms Aymen has worked as a Project Co-Researcher with the magazine, “The Diplomatic Insight”. She has also taught as a Visiting Faculty at National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad.

Ms. Aymen has hosted/co-ordinated number of national and international conferences. She contributes regularly to leading national and international dailies. Ms. Aymen focuses on international and regional issues with particular focus on South Asia. Her areas of interests include nuclear non-proliferation, international security, arms control/disarmament, nuclear and strategic studies.

E-mail: research.pak@gmail.com

Importance of CPEC

Importance of CPEC

The strategic ties between Pakistan and China have been on an upward trajectory with moved thrust on economic interaction after the initiation of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project since 2013. CPEC is a revolution in the field of economics. Under CPEC, China would invest $46 billion in Pakistan for the development of infrastructure and […]

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Article 370 and Ambitions of BJP Government

Article 370 and Ambitions of BJP Government

The Article 370 of the Indian constitution holds great significance in the context of Kashmir issue. This article relating to the state of Jammu and Kashmir came into force on 26th January 1950. According to Article 370, the state of Jammu and Kashmir would have its own constitution. The Indian parliament would have power restricted […]

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Pakistan-Qatar LNG Deal

Pakistan-Qatar LNG Deal

Pakistan and Qatar have signed a worth $16 billion deal of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for a period of 15 years. Pakistan has been suffering through a severe energy crisis and the import of LNG from Qatar would be a positive step to address the issue. The deal has large prospects for the energy sector […]

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Ukrainian Crisis and the Resurgence of Russia

Ukrainian Crisis and the Resurgence of Russia

Ms. Aymen Ijaz, Assistant Research Officer IPRI, gave a presentation to IPRI scholars on the topic,“Ukrainian Crisis and the Resurgence of Russia”, on December 23rd, 2015 at IPRI Conference Hall.   Introduction The Ukrainian Crisis was a political crisis that emerged in Ukraine in early 2014. The crisis had changed the geopolitical dynamics of the […]

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Post-Event Report of IPRI Delegation’s Visit to China

Post-Event Report of IPRI Delegation’s Visit to China

General 1) IPRI delegation comprising of following visited China from 19-26 October 2015 at the invitation of China’s Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR):- • Mr. Muhammad Munir, Research Fellow-Delegation Leader • Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Khan, Research Officer-Member • Ms. Asiya Mahar, Assistant Research Officer-Member • Ms. Aymen Ijaz-Assistant Research Officer-Member 2) The delegation was […]

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Post-Event Report of Visit of an Italian Ce.S.I. Delegation to IPRI

Post-Event Report of Visit of an Italian Ce.S.I. Delegation to IPRI

An Italian Ce.S.I. Delegation comprising of Professor Andrea Margelletti, Mr. Gabriele Lacovino and Ms. Francesca Manenti visited IPRI on November 20th, 2015 for an In-House discussion on subjects of mutual interest. President IPRI welcomed Italian delegation and said that their last visit was very productive. The scholars were able to exchange views and IPRI was […]

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Gas Shortage hits us hard!

Gas Shortage hits us hard!

The gas shortage crisis has hit hard Pakistan and major cities in Punjab, KPK and Balochistan including Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta etc. This year the gas crisis has been worse than the previous year. With low gas pressure coupled with unscheduled gas load shedding, the residents have now shifted to the use of electric or gas […]

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Post Operation Zarb-e-Azb: Security and Rehabiliation Challenges

Post Operation Zarb-e-Azb: Security and Rehabiliation Challenges

On September 21st, 2015, Ms. Aymen Ijaz, Assistant Research Officer IPRI, gave a presentation on topic “Post Operation Zarb e-Azb: Security and Rehabilitation Challenges” at IPRI Conference Hall. She said that Operation Zarb-e-Azb is a joint military offensive being conducted by the Pakistan Armed Forces against various militant groups in North Waziristan close to Pak-Afghan […]

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