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

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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Russia’s Revival: Opportunities and Limitations for Pakistan

Russia’s Revival: Opportunities and Limitations for Pakistan

The Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) organized a review meeting on “Russia’s Revival: Opportunities and Limitations for Pakistan” in IPRI Conference Hall on December 11, 2015. Introduction Vladimir Putin has been Russia’s dominant political figure since 2000 and Russia under him is reasserting its role in its immediate sphere of influence. In South Asia, Russia […]

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Pakistan’s Relations with Gulf States

Pakistan’s Relations with Gulf States

Introduction: Seven Arab states border the Persian Gulf, namely Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). All Persian Gulf states are monarchies. All these Arab states have significant revenues from petroleum. However, the Gulf region has long been one of the most volatile parts of the globe.  Wars, coups […]

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Policy Approaches of South Asian Countries and their Impact on the Region

Policy Approaches of South Asian Countries and their Impact on the Region

Introduction Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) in collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) organized a two-day international conference on “Policy Approaches of South Asian Countries and their Impact on the Region” on June 2-3, 2015 at Serena Hotel Islamabad. Scholars, academicians, practitioners and policy makers from Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Germany participated […]

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Social Media and Radicalisation Process

Social Media and Radicalisation Process

Scientific developments and the ease of access to various communication technologies for a wide-ranging audience beyond borders have made almost boundless prospects for broadcast and digital information. Since its inception, the internet has empowered the introduction of numerous platforms for mass communication, including YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram and other social media outlets. Not surprisingly, […]

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