August, 2016

Kashmir: Plebiscite Option

Kashmir: Plebiscite Option

  The issue of Kashmir dates back to partition. At the time of partition, 80 percent of the area’s population was Muslim and the people were willing to join Pakistan. However, against the population’s wishes, the Hindu ruler of Kashmir acceded the valley to India. Since then the Kashmiri people are fighting for their right. […]

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IPRI Newsletter July 2016

IPRI Newsletter July 2016

IPRI Newsletter for the Month of July 2016 has been issued. For details, visit: IPRI Newsletter July 2016

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Dynamics of countering Terrorism

Dynamics of countering Terrorism

Pope Francis has condemned the habit of linking Islam with terrorism, saying that “this is not right and this is not true…I think that in nearly all religions there is always a small fundamentalist group”, He added that “We have them,” referring to Catholicism. He went on to say that lack of economic opportunities for […]

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The  Situation in Afghanistan

The Situation in Afghanistan

The situation in Afghanistan is highly complex. The country is passing through a critical transformation which entails both challenges and opportunities. The challenges are huge and opportunities are limited. The current situation in Afghanistan is influenced by various domestic, regional and global developments. In the aftermath of drawdown of NATO and ISAF forces from Afghanistan […]

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Power and Olympics

Power and Olympics

It is not a battle of gold medals or for first position in Olympics, but a struggle of rule over the world. Rio Summer Olympics 2016 are scheduled to be held on August 05, 2016. Undoubtedly, it is the biggest sports event of human history as more than 10,000 athletes from 206 countries will participate […]

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The knotty trio: Pakistan-Afghanistan-America

The knotty trio: Pakistan-Afghanistan-America

The inaugural meeting of the Pak-Afghan Joint Technical Working Group was held in Kabul on July 26 under a recently set-up consultation mechanism for coordination on border management and related security “to discuss issues related to border security and joint fight against terrorism on both sides of the Durand Line,” said a brief statement issued […]

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