IPRI Journal

ISSN 1684-9787 (print), eISSN 1684-9809 (online)

The IPRI Journal is a biannual peer reviewed publication of the Institute. It is an HEC recognised ‘X’ category Journal, which is Pakistan’s second highest category for Social Science Journals.

The Journal builds interdisciplinary understanding of today’s global complexities, interconnectedness and events of international/regional importance by strengthening the knowledge-base primarily from Pakistan and the Global South and North on areas related to international affairs, geopolitics, diplomacy, security, political economy, conflict and governance.

Submission Deadlines: Research scholars who wish to contribute original, unpublished articles to the Journal may submit these by the end of March for the Summer Issue and by the end of September for the Winter Issue. Authors of published articles are paid a modest honorarium.

Citation format: The Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition (Full Note).
Submission email: ipri.editor@gmail.com.

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Summer 2013,Volume XIII, Number 2

Pakistan’s ‘Regional Pivot’ and the Endgame in Afghanistan Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmad After a long and costly war, Afghanistan is on its way to an uncertain security and political transition ahead of NATO’s military exit by the end of 2014. A Retrospective Perspective on Pakistan-United States Relations: 1947-1977 Dr. Zulfqar Khan The paper attempts to analyse […]

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Winter 2013,Volume XIII, Number 1

Winter 2013,Volume XIII, Number 1

Research Articles Strategic Ideology of al Qaeda Syed Manzar Abbas Zaidi The author dwells on al Qaeda’s ideological prowess and argues that despite its weakened military position it cannot be defeated on the strength of arms alone.     International Non-Proliferation Regime: Pakistan and Indian Perspectives Muhammad Sadiq Discussing current trends in international non-proliferation regime the writer […]

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Summer 2012,Volume XII, Number 2

Research Articles    Credible Minimum Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia Dr Farah Zahra India and Pakistan have coexisted as neighbours without any meaningful communication at the strategic level. It remains debatable whether the two nations are indulging in a nuclear arms race with India’s eye on China as Pakistan’s ally. The article studies the impact of these […]

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Winter 2012,Volume XII, Number 1

Winter 2012,Volume XII, Number 1

Research Articles Cold Start in Strategic Calculus Sannia Abdullah                                                                                                                                        The cold start doctrine formulated by Indian strategists is a product of the 2001-02 standoff with Pakistan. It envisages a blitzkrieg, a limited war under the nuclear overhang that disrupts enemy lines of communication and forces a distorted and chaotic response from them. The paper analyses […]

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Summer 2010,Volume X, Number 2

  Articles Afghanistan as a Bridge Gulden Ayman                                                                                      The US-Iran engagement over Afghanistan may bring […]

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Summer 2011,Volume XI, Number 2

Summer 2011,Volume XI, Number 2

Research Articles In the Interest of its People: Pakistan’s Need for a Comprehensive Politico-Strategic Reorientation – Observations from an European Perspective  Colonel (GS) Hans Eberhart                                                                […]

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Winter 2011,Volume XI, Number 1

Research Articles Pakistan’s Nuclearisation – Imperatives of National Security and Survival of a Smaller State Naeem Salik                                                                                 […]

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Winter 2010,Volume X, Number 1

Winter 2010,Volume X, Number 1

 Research Articles Governance and Democracy in Pakistan: Weaknesses, Strengths and Prospects                                                                                       Noor ul Haq brings out difficulties in constitutional development, obstructions in democratic governance, and takes the optimistic approach dispelling the gloomy forecasts.  The New Terrorism: Changing Face of War and Conflict                                      Mahdi Mohammad Nia discusses the changing […]

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