IPRI Review

Evolving Pakistan-India Relations

Evolving Pakistan-India Relations

Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Mr Abdul Basit was summoned to Islamabad to evaluate the impact of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s recent visit to India. Mr Basit had spent a lot of effort in preparing a favourable environment for the summit. However, wishes are not the horses on which statecraft could ride through. Prime Minister’s […]

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Increasing Role of Media in Pakistan

Increasing Role of Media in Pakistan

IPRI Review Meeting Increasing Role of Media in Pakistan   Date and Venue:        April 21st, 2014, IPRI Conference Hall Presented by:              Saira Rehman, Assistant Editor.  Introduction People’s perceptions on issues are based on media’s perceptions and media’s perceptions are based mostly on non-investigated assumptions. More information than ever is being produced on more subjects/themes and […]

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Indian Elections 2014

Indian Elections 2014

Date: April 3rd, 2014 Presented by Mr. Asghar Ali Shadand Translated by Saira Rehman Venue: IPRI Conference Hall Introduction Mr. Asghar Ali Shad presented a detailed analysis of Indian elections which are scheduled to be held from April 7 to May 12, 2014. The main objective of the talk was to discuss in length the […]

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Special Focus

Fighting terror: Back to square one

Fighting terror: Back to square one

  In the back drop of resonation about usage of Indian origin arms and ammunition by the attackers of Karachi airport and recovery of huge cache of such weapons and munitions, Indian Prime Minister has condemned the recent terrorist attack on Karachi Airport. In a letter to his Pakistani counterpart, he has expressed sorrow over […]

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Indian Blame game vs. Bangladesh

Indian Blame game vs. Bangladesh

There is a common perception that India and Bangladesh have good cordial relation. Especially Awami League and its head “Sheikh Haseena Wajid” always present a rosy picture in this regard. But impartial observers do not agree with this idea. They think that it is purely a myth and not reality.to prove their logic these observers […]

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Anatomy of the National Budget

Anatomy of the National Budget

National economy suffers from five perennial ills: deficit; debt; black economy; lack of capacity for capital growth and negative effects of population expansion. Budget 2014-15 makes an attempt to mitigate all five, though in varying degrees. Government presented the budget amid rising unease amongst the general public that past year did not yield the promised […]

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IPRI Journal

Winter 2014, Volume XIV, Number 1

Winter 2014, Volume XIV, Number 1

Research Articles   The Kashmir Dispute: Key to South Asian Peace  Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema Cheema discusses India’s evasive diplomacy on Kashmir and analyses the failure of both military and non-military means in solving this oldest issue on UN agenda. Alongside the on-again off-again composite dialogue Pakistan has even broached out of the box solutions but […]

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Summer 2013,Volume XIII, Number 2

Pakistan’s ‘Regional Pivot’ and the Endgame in Afghanistan Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmad After a long and costly war, Afghanistan is on its way to an uncertain security and political transition ahead of NATO’s military exit by the end of 2014. A Retrospective Perspective on Pakistan-United States Relations: 1947-1977 Dr. Zulfqar Khan The paper attempts to analyse […]

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Winter 2013,Volume XIII, Number 1

Winter 2013,Volume XIII, Number 1

Research Articles Strategic Ideology of al Qaeda Syed Manzar Abbas Zaidi The author dwells on al Qaeda’s ideological prowess and argues that despite its weakened military position it cannot be defeated on the strength of arms alone.     International Non-Proliferation Regime: Pakistan and Indian Perspectives Muhammad Sadiq Discussing current trends in international non-proliferation regime the writer […]

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News Paper Articles

Afghanistan: The last laugh

Afghanistan: The last laugh

It is interesting to guess as to who would have the last laugh in the falling apart political transition of Afghanistan: pay master John Kerry, over ambitious Abdullah, dark horse Ashraf Ghani, or  force in being the Taliban. In a fire fighting pursuit, John Kerry was able to work out a truce between Abdullah and […]

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Expansion of Nuclear Suppliers Group

Expansion of Nuclear Suppliers Group

Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG) is a 48-nation body established 40 years ago to ensure that civilian trade in nuclear materials is not diverted for military purposes. Interestingly, NSG was created in reaction to India’s first nuclear test in 1974. This test became possible only due to clandestine diversion of materials and equipment acquired from Canada […]

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Border management: The right focus

Border management: The right focus

It is refreshing that Pakistan and Afghanistan have decided to develop a ‘robust and effective’ bilateral border-coordination mechanism as part of efforts to deal with cross-border attacks, as well as to arrest the movement of terrorists. Last month the two sides had agreed to establish a Joint Working Group on Security aimed at strengthening bilateral […]

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Insight

IPRI Insight
Turkish spring in the making?

Turkish spring in the making?

The recent protests in Istanbul are being compared to Arab spring. Let’s see if the analogy with the recent developments in the Arab World is right. It all began with a small-scale demonstration in Taksim Square, Istanbul. Less than two hundred people gathered to save Gezi Park, a small park near Taksim Square, Istanbul that […]

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Books

Future of Economic Cooperation in SAARC Countries

Future of Economic Cooperation in SAARC Countries

Conference Coordinator: Muhammad Hanif, Editor: Mushir Anwar, Assistant Conference Cordinator: Muhammad Nawaz Khan and Assistant Editor: Saira Rehman, Published by Islamabad Policy Research Institute, MAD Mob Printers, Islamabad, 2014.   Click here for book Click to share

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SCO’s Role in Regional Stability Prospects of its Expansion

SCO’s Role in Regional Stability Prospects of its Expansion

Conference Coordinator: Muhammad Munir, Editor: Mushir Anwar, Assistant Conference Cordinator: Usman Ghani and Assistant Editor: Saira Rehman, Published by Islamabad Policy Research Institute, MAD Mob Printers, Islamabad, 2013. Click here for book Click to share

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Potential and Prospects of Pakistani Diaspora

Potential and Prospects of Pakistani Diaspora

Conference Coordinator: Air Commodore ® Khalid Iqbal, Editor: Mushir Anwar, Assistant Conference Cordinator: Muhammad Nawaz Khan and Assistant Editor: Saira Rehman, Published by Islamabad Policy Research Institute, Orient Printers, Islamabad, 2013. Click here for book Click to share

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IPRI Newsletter

IPRI Newsletter

IPRI Newsletter

  IPRI Newsletter Vol. 2, No.1 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 1, No.12 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 1, No.11 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 1, No.10 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 1, No.9 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 1, No.8 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 1, No.7 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 1, No.6 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 1, No.5 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 1, No.4 IPRI Newsletter Vol. 1, […]

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Paper

Paper

Paper

CHALLENGE OF IDENTITY AND GOVERNANCE QUAID’S VISION: THE WAY FORWARD Genesis and Growth of Naxalite Movement in India China’s Peaceful Rise and South Asia The Ummah and Global Challanges Re-organizing the OIC Pakistan’s Vision East Asia : Pursuing Economic Diplomacy in the Age of Globalisation Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan India-Pakistan Nuclear Rivalry: Perceptions, […]

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Other Recent Posts

Afghanistan: The last laugh

Afghanistan: The last laugh

It is interesting to guess as to who would have the last laugh in the falling apart political transition of Afghanistan: pay master John Kerry, over ambitious Abdullah, dark horse Ashraf Ghani, or  force in being the Taliban. In a fire fighting pursuit, John Kerry was able to work out a truce between Abdullah and […]

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National Conference

National Conference

Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) is organizing a National Conference on “Roadmap for Economic Growth of Pakistan” on 20-21, August 2014, at Serena Hotel, Islamabad Click here for Readmore Click to share

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یومِ الحاقِ پاکستان اور بھارتی ہٹ دھرمی

یومِ الحاقِ پاکستان اور بھارتی ہٹ دھرمی

سبھی جانتے ہیں کہ مقبوضہ کشمیر میں بھارتی ریاستی دہشتگردی جاری ہے۔اسی پس منظر میں ۱۹ جولائی کو ہرسال دنیا بھر کے کشمیری اور تمام انسان دوست حلقے\”یوم الحاقِ پاکستان\”کے طورپرمناتے ہیں۔ کیونکہ ۱۹۴۷ میں اسی روز کشمیر کے سبھی طبقات کی بھاری اکثریت نے اپنا مستقبل پاکستان کے ساتھ وابستہ کرنے کا فیصلہ کیا […]

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