Muhammad Munir

US national security strategy & concerns in Pakistan

US national security strategy & concerns in Pakistan

US new National Security Strategy announced by President Donald Trump on December 18, 2017 has raised several questions regarding its implication for global and regional geo-politics. The strategy is criticised by various countries as it is contrary to the ground realities and mostly based on US geo-political interests rather than rationality and cooperative order. Many […]

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Two-Day International Conference “Regional Dynamics and Strategic Concerns in South Asia”

Two-Day International Conference “Regional Dynamics and Strategic Concerns in South Asia”

Two-Day International Conference “Regional Dynamics and Strategic Concerns in South Asia” Organized by Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) In collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), Islamabad At Serena Hotel, Islamabad      November 14-15, 2017 Introduction Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), Islamabad organized a two day International […]

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CPEC: Geo-economics vs. Geo-Politics

CPEC: Geo-economics vs. Geo-Politics

There is no doubt that in the today’s globalized world, following the geo-economics rather than geo-politics would offer multifaceted incentives to various regions and countries in the form of faster economic growth, creation of jobs, socio-economic development, energy cooperation and regional connectivity. In this context China’s initiatives relating to regional connectivity and infrastructure development in […]

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CPEC as a Linchpin of China-Pakistan relations

CPEC as a Linchpin of China-Pakistan relations

CHINA-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a unique mega project having multidimensional effects on socio-economic development not only in Pakistan and China but in the whole region. About four years and four months ago, when the idea of building CPEC was announced by Chinese Prime Minister during his visit to Pakistan in May 2013, many of […]

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CPEC as a Mean to Regional Connectivity

CPEC as a Mean to Regional Connectivity

ONE of the major factors behind Asia’s economic rise has been its commitment to investment in infrastructure and regional connectivity which has facilitated its international trade and foreign direct investment. In order to maintain this positive trend in the coming decades, countries in Asia need to continue to strengthen regional connectivity and integration, particularly through […]

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Exposing IS’s propaganda reality

Exposing IS’s propaganda reality

GLOBAL efforts of countering IS, would not succeed until its propaganda reality is not exposed and countered. The recent military defeat of IS in Mosul could not be considered a sustainable victory until the grievances of the Sunni population in Iraq are not properly addressed. Many believe that the retreating and defeated extremist elements will […]

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AIFC: An Emerging Financial Services Hub

AIFC: An Emerging Financial Services Hub

After fully operationalized in January 2018, Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) would have the capacity to serve as a financial hub for Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), the Middle East, West China, Mongolia and Europe. The officials in Kazakhstan are optimistic about the potential of this Cntre. It is considered to […]

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فاٹا کا خیبر پختونخوا میں انضمام توقعات و تحفظات

فاٹا کا خیبر پختونخوا میں انضمام توقعات و تحفظات

وفاق کے زیرِ انتظام قبائلی علاقہ جات جنہیں فاٹا کے نام سے موسوم کیا جاتا ہے۔ جو 7 قبائلی ایجنسیوں ‘خیبر‘ مہمند‘ کرم‘ شمالی و جنوبی وزیرستان ‘او رکزئی اور   باجوڑ پر مشتمل ہے۔ یہ قبائلی علاقہ جات بلند و بالا پہاڑوں کے درمیان چھوٹی چھوٹی وادیوں پر مشتمل ہیں جو کہ پاک افغان […]

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