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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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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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India-Pakistan and the SCO platform

India-Pakistan and the SCO platform

In the globalized world of today, where terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking, border security and environmental degradation have altered the security landscape of the world, multilateral approaches are being employed to address the transnational challenges. A number of regional as well as international organizations have emerged on the world stage, the political actors in pursuance of economic goals […]

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India’s Duplicity: The Case of Commander Yadav

India’s Duplicity: The Case of Commander Yadav

At the G20 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi remarked: “one single nation in South Asia is spreading the agents of terror in the countries of our region.” The reference was towards Pakistan. By passing such remarks against the country having fought militancy for more than a decade, India has been trying to build up a […]

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Pakistan-Norway relations

Pakistan-Norway relations

PAKISTAN is diversifying its foreign policy by expanding relations with multiple countries to attract investment. The two areas on which Government of Pakistan is paying its full attention are: a) ensuring security by undertaking military operations against the terrorists and extremists; b) building necessary energy and transport infrastructure all over the country. The security forces […]

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CPEC: Macro and Micro Economic Dividends for Pakistan and the Region

CPEC: Macro and Micro Economic Dividends for Pakistan and the Region

While there is increasing and alarming political divisiveness in many countries and between many people, Pakistan has opted to go the other way along with an unexpected champion of neo-globalism – People’s Republic of China –  a country which has morphed from the backward fringes of agrarian socialism to the apex as the second largest […]

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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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