February, 2016

!تعلیم ہندو انتہا پسندوں کے قبضے میں

!تعلیم ہندو انتہا پسندوں کے قبضے میں

بیرونی دنیا میں یوں تو اس بات کا پراپیگنڈہ کیا جاتا ہے کہ پاکستان میں تعلیمی شعبہ پر مذہبی انتہا پسند قابض ہیں مگر اس ضمن میں بھارت کی صورتحال تب عیاں ہوئی جب نیو یارک ٹائمز نے اپنی ستائیس جنوری کی اشاعت میں انکشاف کیا ہے کہ بھارت کے تعلیمی اداروں کی اکثریت پر […]

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Balochistan takes the lead in CPEC

Balochistan takes the lead in CPEC

While there in enough of attraction for the international players for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the uphill task has been to save it from the internal and external spoilers. Credit goes to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, so far he has been able to do this job well. Most of the uproar on the […]

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Lowdown on Obama’s State of the Union Address

Lowdown on Obama’s State of the Union Address

President Obama headed to the Capitol to deliver his final State of the Union (SOTU) address on January 12, 2016. It is an American tradition that every year the US President addresses the nation about the existing state of affairs of the union, including foreign affairs of the country. There is a need to analyse […]

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Our counter terrorism effort

Our counter terrorism effort

New Year began gloomily for Pakistan. Just when we thought that we had turned the corner in our successful fight against terrorism, a spate of terrorist attacks throughout the country shook us rather heavily. We were naïve to assume, that after the APS School massacre, when the whole nation got together on one page against […]

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Russia’s Revival: Opportunities and Limitations for Pakistan

Russia’s Revival: Opportunities and Limitations for Pakistan

The Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) organized a review meeting on “Russia’s Revival: Opportunities and Limitations for Pakistan” in IPRI Conference Hall on December 11, 2015. Introduction Vladimir Putin has been Russia’s dominant political figure since 2000 and Russia under him is reasserting its role in its immediate sphere of influence. In South Asia, Russia […]

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Pakistan’s Relations with Gulf States

Pakistan’s Relations with Gulf States

Introduction: Seven Arab states border the Persian Gulf, namely Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). All Persian Gulf states are monarchies. All these Arab states have significant revenues from petroleum. However, the Gulf region has long been one of the most volatile parts of the globe.  Wars, coups […]

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Way Forward for KSA and Iran

Way Forward for KSA and Iran

On Jan 02, 2016 Saudi Arabia executed 47 prisoners across the kingdom that were found of being associated with al-Qaeda and for carrying out series of attacks across the kingdom in 2003 and 2004. Although among those executed included 43 Sunnis and 4 Shiites but the executions were projected as sectarian conflict by shifting focus […]

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Oil, Economy and the Middle East

Oil, Economy and the Middle East

Friday, January 15, 2016 – Oil has remained a driver of economy, a geo-strategic non-renewable energy resource, and a commodity that even today affects everyone. Economists opine that there has been paradigm shift in oil sector. Due to increase in alternative energy resources, the shift in oil demand is affecting the market price of oil. […]

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