Khurram Abbas

Mr. Khurram Abbas is Assistant Research Officer (ARO) at Islamabad Policy Research Institute. He holds MPhil degree in International Relations from National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad. He is doing his PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS) from Centre for International Peace and Stability (CIPS), NUST, Islamabad and his thesis is “Role of Social Media in Radicalization Process: Analysis of Muslim World with Particular Reference to Pakistan". His area of interest includes, Perception Management, Role of Social Media, De-Radicalization Strategies, Counter Violent Extremism, Religious Extremism in South Asian region with particular emphasis on India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Mr. Abbas regularly participates in National and International Conferences. He undertakes extensive research and regularly contributes in academic research journals and national/international dailies.

Email: khurram306pcips@nipcons.nust.edu.pk

Cornering Iran

Cornering Iran

From Middle East to Europe, Donald Trump’s first overseas visit has ended with lot of regional and international implications. If one can sum up Trump’s maiden visit to Middle East, it can be considered as a visit to contain Iran, not only politically, but also strategically in the region. There are three dimensions of Trump’s […]

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Third American engagement in Afghanistan

Third American engagement in Afghanistan

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit is going to be held on May 24-25, 2017. Apart from other various important security issues, NATO members will discuss Afghanistan’s security situation and most likely President Donald Trump will announce its policy on Afghanistan. According to international media reports, he will likely send five thousand American soldiers […]

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Pakistan’s Foreign Policy and Emerging Geopolitical Situation: Opportunities and Constraints

Pakistan’s Foreign Policy and Emerging Geopolitical Situation: Opportunities and Constraints

Guest Speaker: Professor Dr. Syed Rifaat Hussain, Chairman, Department of Government and Public Policy, National University of Science and Technology (NUST). Introduction: Geo-strategic environment is constantly changing. In this geo-strategic environment, determinants of national power are constant and they essentially play their role in shaping foreign policy of any country. Existing literature of foreign policy […]

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Re-evaluating Pakistan-NATO Relations

Re-evaluating Pakistan-NATO Relations

Nations trapped in historical baggage limit their options of growth and stability. Pakistan had been remained trapped into two regional and ideological alliances, expecting for betterment of the region and Muslim Ummah. However, after three decades of its inception, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is paralyzed due to Indian hegemonic behaviour and Organization […]

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Trump: opportunities for Pakistan

Trump: opportunities for Pakistan

Pakistani media has rendered Trump as the enemy of Islam and Pakistan. Situation in Pakistan was not in favour of Trump in the past several months. How Pakistan ran out of Trump’s unexpected triumph is a lingering question. Political pundits failed to apprehend Trump’s win in elections. Public opinion was not different from political pundits. […]

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CPEC: Macro and Micro Economic Dividends for Pakistan and the Region

CPEC: Macro and Micro Economic Dividends for Pakistan and the Region

Proceedings of the Conference Inaugural Session     President IPRI, Ambassador (R) Sohail Amin, in his welcome address, stated that timing of this Conference is very appropriate, as the government and the people of Pakistan, are very keen to see speedy progress on the CPEC projects. He stated that Pakistan’s strategic location and its power […]

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Power and Olympics

Power and Olympics

It is not a battle of gold medals or for first position in Olympics, but a struggle of rule over the world. Rio Summer Olympics 2016 are scheduled to be held on August 05, 2016. Undoubtedly, it is the biggest sports event of human history as more than 10,000 athletes from 206 countries will participate […]

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National Debt: Security Implications

National Debt: Security Implications

Developing countries get loans from International Monetary Fund (IMF) and multilateral agencies in order to cover budget deficit and for development of the country. The external loans should not surpass 75 percent of total GDP and 350 percent of total export earnings. Otherwise, the sovereign would be considered a defaulter. Therefore, the debt should be […]

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