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PAKISTAN AND NUCLEAR POWER: CLOSING THE ENERGY GAP RESPONSIBLY

PAKISTAN AND NUCLEAR POWER: CLOSING THE ENERGY GAP RESPONSIBLY

Speaking in the favor of the peaceful use of nuclear energy, Stephen Hawking once said, “I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming.” Pakistan’s own pursuit of nuclear energy through fission was underscored two months ago when Prime Minister […]

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One-day Conference on “Insecurity in the Middle East: Implications for Pakistan”

One-day Conference on “Insecurity in the Middle East: Implications for Pakistan”

A one-day conference titled “Insecurity in the Middle East: Implications for Pakistan” was organized by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) on October 17, 2017 at the IPRI conference hall, Islamabad. The conference consisted of one working session where two sub-themes, i.e. “Middle East Crisis and Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Challenges” and “Safeguarding Pakistan’s Interests in […]

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Strategic Situation in the Region and Pakistan

Strategic Situation in the Region and Pakistan

IPRI organized a Guest Lecture on “Strategic Situation in the Region and Pakistan” on June 20, 2017 in IPRI meeting hall. Ambassador (R) Muhammad Khalid Khattak delivered the lecture. Salient points of the discussion are as follows: The features which characterize the strategic environment and its impact on the region are many. However, there are […]

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Improvement in China-India Relations: Impact on Pakistan

Improvement in China-India Relations: Impact on Pakistan

Introduction China is part of South Asian geopolitical dynamic. The bilateral political and economic context dominates India and China’s cooperation. Both countries have been named as countries with the high potential for growth in the next 50 years in a BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) report. India believes that its relations with […]

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Visit of Ms. Laura Schuurmans, researcher/writer on Kashmir from Indonesia

Visit of Ms. Laura Schuurmans, researcher/writer on Kashmir from Indonesia

Ms. Laura Schuurmans, research/writer on Kashmir from Indonesia visited IPRI on 11 February 2015 for discussion on Kashmir Issue with IPRI Scholars. Salient points of the discussion are as follows: • In 1940s, the British were suffering from a Russo-phobia. They did not want Russia to advance in Afghanistan and Kashmir. They did not want […]

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China and India: Asia’s Budding Partnership or Growing Rivalry?

China and India: Asia’s Budding Partnership or Growing Rivalry?

Introduction China and India, sometimes referred to “Chindia” are geographically proximate nations, contain over one-third of the world’s population and are among the fastest growing economies in the world. A report by IMF dated January 21, 2015, predicts India overtaking China as the Fastest Growing Major Economy by 2016. The economic strengths of two states […]

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Swamy’s Reasoning and Reality Check

Swamy’s Reasoning and Reality Check

Subramanian Swamy is a staunch supporter of BJP, a party which is considered a socially conservative and economically liberal, and is trying to build its image as the rising star of the Indian politics. It is a known fact that BJP is inspired by the ideology “Hindutva” which has a history of bloodletting – from […]

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India: Waxing or Waning?

India: Waxing or Waning?

The United States of America views India as a vast market and potential counterweight to China’s assertiveness in Asia. India has already enhanced its engagement in the East by turning its ‘Look East Policy’ into ‘Act East Policy.’ It has been successful in getting the parental group together starting with Australia, Japan, the Philippines, Sri […]

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