Afghanistan

Afghan Quagmire: So Much to Nothing

Afghan Quagmire: So Much to Nothing

As per news reports, senior officials have said that just recently, meetings were underway between their government and representatives of the Taliban in Turkey, after Doha and Qatar. The reports call these meetings as part of ‘unofficial’ peace talks while Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman, denied occurrence of any talks involving representatives of the group, […]

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Achieving Peace in Afghanistan: Challenges and Prospects

Achieving Peace in Afghanistan: Challenges and Prospects

Most millennials may not remember what or even who exactly and why the war in Afghanistan even began. But those who have fought in the region, live in (and around) its continually tested, re-configured horizons can probably never forget. The papers, thought pieces and essays in this volume trace the multifarious ways in which the […]

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Changing Security Situation in South Asia and Development of CPEC

Changing Security Situation in South Asia and Development of CPEC

Introduction A two-day National Conference on “Changing Security Situation in South Asia and Development of CPEC” was organized by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), Germany (Pakistan office) on September 19-20, 2017 at Islamabad Hotel, Islamabad. The conference comprised of four working sessions in addition to inaugural […]

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Terrorism, India and CPEC

Terrorism, India and CPEC

The Trump administration has questioned Islamabad’s role in the war on terror, and has warned of severe consequences if the country does not take effective action against the alleged terrorist sanctuaries along its borders. “Pakistan was playing a double game by accepting the US aid while giving safe haven to the ‘agents of chaos’, who kill Afghan and NATO […]

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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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US Defence Bill

US Defence Bill

If one closely monitors Pakistan’s relationship with the US, it has often been in transition stage, i.e. shifting from the most-allied status to negligence and even to hostility sometimes. The US termed Pakistan double-dealing and duplicitous ally and Pakistan termed the US dealings as unequal and distressing. History of mutual relationship between the two may […]

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کابل میں تازہ حملہ اور کبھی ختم نہ ہونے والی خانہ جنگی

کابل میں تازہ حملہ اور کبھی ختم نہ ہونے والی خانہ جنگی

 افغانستان کے انٹیلی جنس اداروں نے اکتیس مئی 2017 کو ہونے والی دہشتگردی کے فوراً بعد اپنا موقف بیان کیا ۔ انھوں نے بتایا کہ افغان دارالحکومت میں کوئی بڑا دہشتگرد حملہ پہلے سے متوقع تھا ۔ بعض ذرائع کے مطابق امریکی اخبار ’’ فارن پالیسی‘‘ نے انکشاف کیا کہ اس منصوبے کی مکمل معلومات […]

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افغانستان تازہ حملہ، ذمہ دار ۔ داعش یا طالبان ؟ 

افغانستان تازہ حملہ، ذمہ دار ۔ داعش یا طالبان ؟ 

افغان عوام کی زندگیاں اس وقت خطرے ہیں ۔ اکتیس مئی 2017 کی صبح 8:20 پر ایک دہشتگرد حملے نے کابل کو ہلا کر رکھ دیا ۔ کابل کے نواح میں ’’ وزیر اکبر خان ‘‘ کے مقام پر ( جہاں غیر ملکی سفارت خانے کافی بڑی تعداد میں واقع ہیں ) دھماکہ خیز مواد […]

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