IPRI Review

Bangladesh: Between public aspirations and concocted history

Bangladesh: Between public aspirations and concocted history

It is refreshing that the recent lunatic orders, which apparently came from the Bangladesh Cricket Board but had the blessing of the highest political office of the country, have been revoked. Edict was aimed at banning the domestic fans from carrying the flags of foreign countries in the stadiums during the ongoing World T20 Championship. […]

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New Communication Technologies and Political Mobilization

New Communication Technologies and Political Mobilization

Introduction Beginning with the widely referred Arab Spring, to the Spanish Indignados Movement, and London Riots, political and social mobilizations have been considered a handiwork of new communication technologies. The question is did new communication technology play a decisive role, a causal role or just acted as an instrument in facilitating the process. The study […]

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Climate Change and Environmental Security

IPRI Review Climate Change and Environmental Security by Muhammad Mustansar Billah Hussain   1. Introduction Globally, climate change is a matter of concern as it is having tremendous bearing on environmental security. Climate change and environmental security’s scope is broader and it affects all aspects of life from development to defence and from poverty eradication […]

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Special Focus

Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline: Cost-Benefit Analysis

Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline: Cost-Benefit Analysis

Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline: Cost-Benefit Analysis Muhammad Munir* Muhammad Ahsan Saman Zulfqar   Abstract   Iran-Pakistan (IP) Gas Pipeline is considered a controversial project in Pakistan. A large number of professionals believe that IP Gas Pipeline is an energy lifeline for Pakistan. In their view, due to common borders with Iran, financially and geographically it is […]

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Countering Terrorism—A complex enterprise

Countering Terrorism—A complex enterprise

 As militancy and negotiations move in tandem, a recently surfaced splinter group of Taliban hit the headlines through its lethal attack on district courts’ complex in the heart of Islamabad. Fizza Malik, a young Pakistani lawyer was amongst those unfortunate ones who lost their lives in this occurrence. Young Fizza Malik is being seen by […]

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Harnessing Coal and Atom

Harnessing Coal and Atom

Pakistan has struggled with scheduled and unscheduled power cuts for decades. Problem started becoming particularly chronic since 2005 due to rise in oil prices.  Bill for oil import currently stands at $14 billion approximately. “Pakistan has been facing rising oil prices and declining gas reserves as well as tight foreign account situation, rendering the reliance […]

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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

Political outlook of Balochistan

Political outlook of Balochistan

It is a matter of great concerns for Pakistan that the United Baloch Army (UBA) claimed responsibility for the two high-intensity bomb blast, first took place in Jaffer Express, at Sibi railway station on April 8, 2014 in which at least 17 passengers were killed and 44 others wounded and second blast took place in […]

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Parameters for TTP-Government Talks

Parameters for TTP-Government Talks

Last week saw some interesting developments: acts of high profile militancy and terrorism were disowned and condemned by the TTP in very strong words indicating a change of mindset; fierce infighting within the TTP cadres indicated its eroding integrity as a single entity; and the government faced stiff political resistance in its pursuit to process […]

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Revisiting Pakistan-Bangladesh Relations

It is becoming a norm in the South Asian political culture to blame regional states for achieving political goals at home or, perhaps, it is easier to blame others to divert attention from pressing domestic issues that subsequently arise due to mismanagement and bad governance. For a long time, Pakistan has been named by Indian […]

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Insight

IPRI Insight

IPRI Insight

Vol. 1 No. 1, July-October 2013 www.simplesharebuttons.comClick to share

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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

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 www.simplesharebuttons.comClick 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 www.simplesharebuttons.comClick to share

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Solutions for Energy Crisis in Pakistan

Solutions for Energy Crisis in Pakistan

Approved/Edited by Ambassador ® Sohail Amin, Air Commodore ® Khalid Iqbal, Mushir Anwar, Aftab Hussain and Saira Rehman, Published by Islamabad Policy Research Institute, Orient Printers, Islamabad, 2013. Click here for book www.simplesharebuttons.comClick to share

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IPRI Newsletter

IPRI Newsletter

IPRI Newsletter

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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

Political outlook of Balochistan

Political outlook of Balochistan

It is a matter of great concerns for Pakistan that the United Baloch Army (UBA) claimed responsibility for the two high-intensity bomb blast, first took place in Jaffer Express, at Sibi railway station on April 8, 2014 in which at least 17 passengers were killed and 44 others wounded and second blast took place in […]

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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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بی جے پی کا انتخابی منشور اور عالمی ذمہ داری

بی جے پی کا انتخابی منشور اور عالمی ذمہ داری

بھارتی لوک سبھا کے انتخابات کے لئے ووٹنگ کا عمل جاری ہے ۔اسی دوران 7 اپریل کو بی جے پی نے اپنا انتخابی منشور جاری کیا۔منشورکمیٹی کے سربراہ ڈاکٹر مرلی منوہر جوشی تھے،اس منشور میں دیگر باتوں کے علاوہ یہ بھی کہا گیا ہے کہ حکومت ملنے کی صورت میں شہیدبابری مسجد کی جگہ پر […]

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