April, 2014

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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Negotiating the Peace Talks

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) led government in Pakistan decided to hold talks with the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. In this regard a new committee has been formed after Prime Minister’s consultation with Pakistan Tehrkke-e-Insaf Chairmen Imran Khan and party leadership. The government acknowledged that the abandoned four member committee laid the groundwork for direct engagement […]

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مودی ،ممکنہ پاک بھارت تعلقات اور۔۔۔۔۔۔

مودی ،ممکنہ پاک بھارت تعلقات اور۔۔۔۔۔۔

قیامِ پاکستان کے بعد پاکستان کی خارجہ پالیسی کے بنیادی مقاصد یہ رہے ہیں کہ اپنے ہمسایہ ملکوں سمیت عالمی برادری کے سبھی ارکان کے ساتھ برابری اور عدم مداخلت کے اصولوں کی بنیاد پر خوشگوار تعلقات قائم رکھے جائیں۔اپنے اس مقصد میں پاکستان کو بڑی حد تک کامیابی بھی حاصل ہوئی لیکن بدقسمتی سے […]

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Post election challenges for Afghanistan

Post election challenges for Afghanistan

Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and rain, thus underscoring their enormous hope from the elections. As NATO/ISAF continue to draw-down, country’s new leader will find an altered landscape as the country’s wobbly security forces struggle to face down a ferocious insurgency on its own. Land mark decision by President Karzai of not signing Bilateral […]

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Conference on “Pakistan-China Friendship: Taking it to New Heights”

Conference on “Pakistan-China Friendship: Taking it to New Heights”

Conference on “Pakistan-China Friendship: Taking it to New Heights” One day Conference on “Pakistan-China Friendship: Taking it to New Heights” was organized by Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) on March 26, 2014 at Islamabad Hotel. Following are the proceedings of the conference. Ambassador Sohail Amin, President IPRI, in his welcome address highlighted the importance of […]

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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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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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Has US ended Drone Strikes on Pakistan?

Has US ended Drone Strikes on Pakistan?

It was in 2001 that the United States (US) used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) commonly known as drones for the first time in Afghanistan and has been continuously employing them since then. The drones have been the US effective weapon of choice in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia in the past one decade or so. […]

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