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!!ٹرمپ،یاہو ،مودی کی مثلث

!!ٹرمپ،یاہو ،مودی کی مثلث

یہ بات خاصی اہمیت کی حامل ہے کہ ایک جانب امریکی صدر ٹرمپ نے نئے سال کے آغاز پر پاکستان کے خلاف وہ لب و لہجہ اختیار کیا جس کی مثال اس سے قبل کم ہی ملتی ہے اور یہی وجہ ہے کہ گزشتہ چند دنوں میں پاکستان کے امریکہ کیساتھ باہمی تعلقات غالبا کم […]

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OIC and the Trump decision

OIC and the Trump decision

Formed in 1969, spanning over four continents with 57 member countries, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which claims to be a ‘collective voice’ of the Muslim world, has gradually lost its effectiveness due to internal rift and competing national interests among its member states. However, Trump’s recent decision on Jerusalem has presented the OIC […]

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Lowdown on Trump’s Asia Visit

Lowdown on Trump’s Asia Visit

US President Donald Trump kicked off his 12 days long visit to five Asian countries namely Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines in early November 2017. This is the longest visit by a US President since 1991. The strategic community in Washington D.C. stands aware of emerging trends in the region and does […]

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Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy

Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy

Since the dawn of President Trump we have been hearing “America First” slogan, which has also been on road to becoming the basis of his foreign policy too. Already, ultra-nationalism dominates Trump’s personality when it comes to looking at the world affairs. There is a lot of hue and cry inside America on Trump’s nationalist, […]

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NATO’s Relevance and Europe’s Search for an Alternative

NATO’s Relevance and Europe’s Search for an Alternative

The North Treaty Organization (NATO) came into being to guarantee security to the war-torn Europe after the most devastated war in human history called “World War II.” It was precisely meant for containing “Communist” threat from the former Soviet Union. The “Warsaw Pact” was the response to NATO during the height of cold war by […]

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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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US-China Rupture and North Korea

US-China Rupture and North Korea

There is a shift in international security order from Euro-Atlantic to Asia, and more precisely Asia-Pacific. The US is still the sole super power, though struggling, its power has been challenged, if not ended, in the Asian affairs. China’s rise and resurgence of Russia have made the Asian continent to look to other alternatives than […]

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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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