March, 2015

Education and Terrorism

Education and Terrorism

Education which is a basic human right has faced serious security threats in few countries like Pakistan. The terrorist’s ideological and conservative mindset has crossed limit to an extent that apart from imposition of Islamic Sunnah and Shariah in their areas of influence, they wanted to forbid acquisition of education to children and particularly girls […]

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Pakistan’s Relations with European Union (EU)

Pakistan’s Relations with European Union (EU)

Introduction One-day conference on “Pakistan’s Relations with European Union (EU)” was organized by Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) on March 5, 2015 at Marriot Hotel, Islamabad. The conference comprised of one working session in addition to inaugural and concluding sessions. Four presentations were made by eminent scholars that covered themes, i.e. “Pakistan-EU Strategic Relations: Challenges […]

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Back on feet or going for another fall?

Back on feet or going for another fall?

[Featured Image Courtesy: Stratfor] After a long gap of seven years, it was refreshing to see the Republic Day parade back on track. Pakistan once again celebrated the event with traditional fervor and joy, which was becoming a fading memory. There are other good omens as well: economic indicators are improving, Afghanistan government is keen […]

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Visit of Ms. Laura Schuurmans, researcher/writer on Kashmir from Indonesia

Visit of Ms. Laura Schuurmans, researcher/writer on Kashmir from Indonesia

Ms. Laura Schuurmans, research/writer on Kashmir from Indonesia visited IPRI on 11 February 2015 for discussion on Kashmir Issue with IPRI Scholars. Salient points of the discussion are as follows: • In 1940s, the British were suffering from a Russo-phobia. They did not want Russia to advance in Afghanistan and Kashmir. They did not want […]

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Guest Lecture on “Pakistan-Russia Relations: Opportunities and Challenges” By Dr. Azmat Hayat Khan

Guest Lecture on “Pakistan-Russia Relations: Opportunities and Challenges” By Dr. Azmat Hayat Khan

Russia is an important country for Pakistan, as regionally Russia is a super power and globally it’s a regional power. Islamabad can have cordial relations with all regional states by improving its ties with Russia. The former Soviet Union did not break, it was a political change from the top. None of the former Soviet […]

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Visit of Chinese Delegation to IPRI

Visit of Chinese Delegation to IPRI

Post Event Report on visit of Chinesedelegation to IPRI Dated: 2 Feburary 2015 Delegates Mr. Wang Sheming, Executive Vice President for Gansu Association of International Friendly Contact (GAIFC) Mr. Liu Guangjun, Vice President of GAIFC Mr. Li Mingbao, Associate President of  GAIFC Mr. Gao Ganming, Vice President of Xinjiang Association for International Friendly Contact (XJAIFC) […]

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Inevitability of nuclear electricity generation

Inevitability of nuclear electricity generation

Along Karachi’s coast, construction of two additional 1,100 MW generation III AP 1000 nuclear power plants (KANUPP II & III) is under way. Earlier this month, experts form International Atomic Energy (IAEA) completed the key Generic Reactor Safety Review (GRSR) of these nuclear reactors. These Pressurized WaterPressurized Water Reactors (PWR) are capable of generating 1100 […]

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Political Turmoil in Bangladesh

Political Turmoil in Bangladesh

The beginning of 2015 has witnessed one of the worst political turmoil in the history of Bangladesh. Since last two months, the country has been badly paralyzed by the blockades of roads, railways, waterways and rallies staged by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). The unrest was triggered by the banned protest launched by the BNP […]

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