September, 2014

National Conference

Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) is organizing a National Conference on “Roadmap for Economic Growth of Pakistan” on 22-23, October 2014, at Marriott Hotel, Islamabad. Click here for Readmore

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ANNUAL RITUAL: SAY HULLO TO FLOODS

ANNUAL RITUAL: SAY HULLO TO FLOODS

Popular punching bag of politicians—the military—is out in the field reaching out to the sufferers of the ongoing floods. Military operated helicopters and boats have emerged as a beacon of hope for the effectees. In Punjab, Chief Minster Punjab has been seen leading the disaster management effort from the front. Chief Minister of KPK has […]

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China’s relations with South Asian Countries

China’s relations with South Asian Countries

Introduction Presentation on “China’s relations with South Asian Countries” by Ms. Asiya Mahar, Assistant Research Officer was organized by Islamabad Policy Research Institute, Islamabad on August 29, 2014 at IPRI Conference Hall. Salient Points: Key points of presentation are mentioned hereafter: • China’s involvement in Asia is a main focus of its foreign policy and […]

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Asia Pacific: Relevance of Pakistan

Asia Pacific: Relevance of Pakistan

1. A guest lecture on “Asia Pacific: Relevance of Pakistan” was organized by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) on August 28, 2014. Dr. Muhammad Khan, Head of Department (HOD) Faculty of Contemporary Studies (FCS), National Defence University (NDU) delivered the lecture. He discussed various security, economic and political aspects of Asia Pacific coupled with […]

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Modi’s blame game vs. china

Modi’s blame game vs. china

The landslide victory by Narendra Modi in India’s national elections has raised questions throughout World about India’s role in the region. Like rest of the world, there were two schools of thoughts in china in this regard. “One of the most optimistic gave the idea that Modi could be “India’s Nixon,” a concept which originated […]

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‘INVASION OF PAKISTAN’

‘INVASION OF PAKISTAN’

On June 9, 2014 Wall Street Journal published an editorial titled “The Invasion of Pakistan.” The editorial accuses that Pakistani authorities harboured terrorists in the country to use them against India and protect its interests in Afghanistan but with the passage of time the terrorists turned their guns towards Islamabad. Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI is […]

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Genesis of Indian Ambitions in Afghanistan: Implications for Pakistan

Genesis of Indian Ambitions in Afghanistan: Implications for Pakistan

Introduction: Geographically, Afghanistan is a landlocked state, surrounded at the centre of energy rich Central Asia and energy starved South Asia. It shares its borders with economic vibrant China and emerging power of Russia through Central Asia. So its strategic importance attracts the regional and extra regional powers to enhance their influence in the region. […]

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Wales Summit

Wales Summit

Imran-Qadri circus kept Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif away from an important international event— Nato summit in Wales. This was the last summit before Nato ends its combat operations in Afghanistan. Event was originally conceived to define Nato’s post-Afghanistan mission and role. However, the gathering had to confront two unexpected and overshadowing issues: Russia’s continued ‘provocations’ […]

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