Asia Pacific

US Rebalancing Policy & the Regional Riddle

US Rebalancing Policy & the Regional Riddle

The US “rebalancing” strategy is primarily aimed at China as the country has the world’s second-largest economy after the US and it is growing fast, accompanied with soft power and military modernization lately. In this way, the US is trying to maneuver diplomatically, militarily, and financially in Chinese periphery. These advancements will have grave ramifications […]

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Emerging Security Order in Asia Pacific: Impact on South Asia

Emerging Security Order in Asia Pacific: Impact on South Asia

The Asia Pacific region has undergone fundamental changes in its organisation, security order, and power structure in the post-Cold War era. The region has become a powerhouse of global economic and geopolitical transformation as part of Asian ascendance in comparison to the West, which in general perception is no longer the world’s centre of gravity. […]

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Indo-US Alliance & Changing Regional Dynamics

Indo-US Alliance & Changing Regional Dynamics

In changing regional dynamics, one most talked and discussed is the Indo-US Strategic Partnership. With the inter-regional overlapping occurring at a critical point, we see India and the Unites States outlining the vast scope and depth of the present and planned Indo-US military relationship; which includes co-production of advanced defence articles, joint research on advanced […]

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US Rebalancing Policy towards Asia

US Rebalancing Policy towards Asia

“US Rebalancing Policy towards Asia” Introduction Asia is experiencing major changes in its security architecture. There are a number of issues being faced by Asia at present, which include power balancing and alliances, governance and democracy, maritime and energy security, the relationship between economics and security, human security, terrorism, nuclear non-proliferation, climate change and pandemics. […]

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ASIA-PACIFIC’S POLITICS & PAKISTAN

ASIA-PACIFIC’S POLITICS & PAKISTAN

ASIA-Pacific is vast, in terms of geography and population. It covers a total land area of 21 million square kilometres; has a population of 4.4 billion or 60 per cent of the world population; and GDP of more than US $40 trillion. The Asia-Pacific economies are heterogeneous. These are emerging markets and experiencing rapid economic […]

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Emerging Security Order in Asia Pacific and its Impact on South Asia

Emerging Security Order in Asia Pacific and its Impact on South Asia

Introduction A two-day international conference on “Emerging Security Order in Asia Pacific and its Impact on South Asia” were organized by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) on November 17-18, 2015 at Marriott Hotel, Islamabad. The conference comprised of four working sessions in addition to inaugural and […]

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Pakistan-India Relations: Post-Congress Era

Pakistan-India Relations: Post-Congress Era

Post-event Report One-day Conference on  “Pakistan-India Relations: Post-Congress Era” General: A one-day conference titled “Pakistan-India Relations: Post-Congress Era” was organized by Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) on August 4, 2015 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad. Lieutenant General (R) Asif Yasin Malik, former Secretary Defence, was the chief guest while Ambassador Khalid Mehmood, Chairman, Institute of Strategic […]

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Stretching NATO to Asia-Pacific

Stretching NATO to Asia-Pacific

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) came into being to defend Europe from the communist threat during the cold war having primary mandate in European theater. The cold war ended with the defeat of communism and former Soviet Union. Therefore, the logic demanded NATOs end too but it did not happen and the world saw […]

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