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Talks on Syria in Astana in a new dialogue format

Talks on Syria in Astana in a new dialogue format

More than 310,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began with anti-government protests in March 2011. The Syrian conflict, it seems, has been a long-awaited breakthrough. The parties are willing to sit at the negotiating table in the broadest format to discuss possible ways of resolving the protracted and bloody confrontation. The […]

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Dealing with the Terror Wave in Pakistan!

Dealing with the Terror Wave in Pakistan!

Since the beginning of 2017, Pakistan has suffered series of terrorist attacks. There has been large number of civil and military personnel casualties. The intensity of recent attacks is much bigger in scale and magnitude. The terrorists targeted all the provinces and major cities that include Peshawar, Quetta, Lahore, Karachi, Sehwan Sharif etc. After the […]

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HoA Conference: Indo-Afghan nexus

HoA Conference: Indo-Afghan nexus

  The Sixth Heart of Asia Conference or the Istanbul Process recently held in Amritsar, India on 3-4 December,2016, has proved insignificant in igniting the frozen state of bilateral relations between Pakistan and India. There was no scheduled informal talks between the two states on the sideline of the conference. In the backdrop of prevailing […]

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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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IPRI in the News

IPRI in the News

IPRI organised a one-day roundtable on ‘Regional Implications of Indian Hegemony in SAARC’ on 8 March 2017. The Chair of this roundtable was Lieutenant General (R) Asif Yasin Malik, HI(M), Former Secretary of Defence. Speakers included Dr Muhammad Mujeeb Afzal, Ambassador (R) Fauzia Nasreen and Ms Salma Malik. Participants and discussants of the roundtable included […]

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Re-evaluating Pakistan-NATO Relations

Re-evaluating Pakistan-NATO Relations

Nations trapped in historical baggage limit their options of growth and stability. Pakistan had been remained trapped into two regional and ideological alliances, expecting for betterment of the region and Muslim Ummah. However, after three decades of its inception, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is paralyzed due to Indian hegemonic behaviour and Organization […]

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IPRI Paper 18- Management of Pakistan-India Relations: Resolution of Disputes (2017)

IPRI Paper 18- Management of Pakistan-India Relations: Resolution of Disputes (2017)

The purpose of this IPRI Paper is to discuss the historical background and the causes of the strained relations between Pakistan and India and possible solutions to achieve peace, development and prosperity for the people of the Subcontinent. Click here for Details Click to share

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Trump: opportunities for Pakistan

Trump: opportunities for Pakistan

Pakistani media has rendered Trump as the enemy of Islam and Pakistan. Situation in Pakistan was not in favour of Trump in the past several months. How Pakistan ran out of Trump’s unexpected triumph is a lingering question. Political pundits failed to apprehend Trump’s win in elections. Public opinion was not different from political pundits. […]

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