Maryam Nazir

BRICS: Anomaly, cooperation or defiance

BRICS: Anomaly, cooperation or defiance

Over the years, BRICS has emerged as a  synonym to the concept of South-South Cooperation (SSC). Together, BRICS represents 26 per cent of the planet’s land mass, and is home to 46 per cent of the world’s population. More than an acronym that identifies countries emerging in the international economic order, BRICS has become a […]

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The US South Asia Policy

The US South Asia Policy

SOUTH Asia as a region remains to be at the forefront of the United States’ regional interests and concerns. While the situation in South Asia remains static on conventional fronts, there is a change of administration in the US. President Trump’s administration has brought a mix of change and continuity in the country’s foreign and […]

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Qatar and Greater Politics

Qatar and Greater Politics

As the crisis situation engulfs the Gulf region once again, the world witnesses emergence of blocs and alliances. The diplomatic cut off between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and UAE has come shortly after the unity and power display at Riyadh Summit. The three Gulf countries and Egypt have accused Qatar of supporting terrorism […]

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Visit of Chinese Delegation

Visit of Chinese Delegation

        An eight-member delegation, led by Mr. Wu Sikang, President of Chinese Think Tank Association of Special Economic Zones visited Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) on June 09, 2017. Mr. Sikang is also the Director of Development Research Centre of Shenzhen’s Municipal People’s Government, China. From IPRI, Brig (R) Sohail Tirmizi, led […]

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Riyadh Summit

Riyadh Summit

President Trump made a splashy debut on the world stage with the commencement of his nine-day, multi-country tour last week. The diplomatic maneuvering started off with the astounding reception in Saudi Arabia with renewed aspirations for bilateral relations. While the gestures and words spoke of the highly conventional US Middle East policy, giving impressions of […]

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French Scholar Visited IPRI

French Scholar Visited IPRI

Mr. Didier Chaudet, Editing Director of CAPE (Center for the Analysis of Foreign Affairs) and Non-Resident Scholar associated with IPRI, visited Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) on May 02, 2017 for interaction with IPRI scholars and research staff. While discussing situation in Afghanistan, Mr. Chaudet opined that Afghan people are amazing however, the system of […]

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Trump-Xi Summit

Trump-Xi Summit

WHILE the world expected that the US-China relations would be more contentious under the new US administration, it has taken an entirely new direction, which was less talked and thought about. Analysts, scholars and strategists spoke of an irresolute yet confrontational relation between the US and China, seeing the posture President Trump adopted and statements […]

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ECO Summit & Regional Dynamics

ECO Summit & Regional Dynamics

As the Summit correlated scope of Connectivity with Regional Prosperity, the discussion was concluded at the end note of doubling intra-regional trade in the next five years and promoting connectivity. The ECO member states have huge scope of cooperation in trade, transport and energy sectors however these areas have remained to be unexploited in the […]

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