May, 2015

Pak-India Ties:A Road to Nowhere!

Pak-India Ties:A Road to Nowhere!

Pakistan-India bilateral relations have always been fluctuating. Despite regular change of political administrations on both sides, limited change was seen in their foreign policy towards each other. After the resumption of Indo-Pakistan peace process since 2011, little progress has been made in improvement of their bilateral relations. There were some prospects in areas of trade […]

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مودی سرکار ۔۔۔۔ مایوسی لگاتار 

مودی سرکار ۔۔۔۔ مایوسی لگاتار 

کسی بھی نئی سرکار کے کام کاج کا جائزہ لینے کے لئے 365 دن کا عرصہ کافی کم ہوتا ہے مگر یہ بھی حقیقت ہے کہ ووٹرز عام طور پر ابتدائی مہینوں میں ہی کیے گئے کام اور اقدامات کے پیشِ نظر اس حکومت کے بارے میں ایک رائے قائم کر لیتے ہیں ۔ اسی […]

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CPEC and the Baluchistan factor

CPEC and the Baluchistan factor

As if ethno-sectarian fiasco was not enough for keeping Baluchistan tense, route controversy over China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has added more fuel to the blaze. Going by the history of earlier Balochistan related mega projects, the CPEC is likely to become increasingly contentious. Due to power play amongst the tribal heads, all Balochistan related […]

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Outcome of Modi’s   Visits to China

Outcome of Modi’s Visits to China

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited China from 14-16 May 2015. Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed him in Xian, the capital of his ancestral home province Shaanxi. China is interested in enhancing economic cooperation with India to neutralize its expanding relations with Japan and the United States. By developing economic inter-dependency with India, China wishes […]

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Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (MISIS) Delegation

Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (MISIS) Delegation

General: On invitation of the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI), the following four member delegation from Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (MISIS), Yangon, Myanmar visited Islamabad, Pakistan on April 6-8, 2015: U Nyunt Maung Shein              Ambassador/Chairman MISIS U Kin Maung Lynn             […]

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Tackling the Energy Crisis

Tackling the Energy Crisis

The government had aspirations to provide sustainable and affordable energy and, therefore, it announced a power policy for five years, i.e. the National Energy Policy, 2013-18. The federal government had started various projects on a priority basis to overcome the shortage. The ministry of water and power recovered Rs 5.3 billion from various government departments […]

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International Conference

Upcoming International Conference on “Policy Approaches of South Asian Countries and their Impact on the Region” Organized by Islamabad Policy Research Institute in Collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) at Serena Hotel, Islamabad on June 2-3, 2015. Click here for Readmore

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Our wanting counter terrorism effort

Our wanting counter terrorism effort

Whenever those responsible for counter terrorism claim success, terrorist make their presence and power felt through increasingly ferocious attacks. While one understands the complexity and enormity to terrorist activity, matching counter terrorism effort is glaringly missing. In the forefront is lack of will to implement the policies at the middle and lower levels of Law […]

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