October, 2016

India’s suicidal water pursuits

India’s suicidal water pursuits

Having come to terms with the irrevocability of Indus Water Treaty (IWT), India is contemplating to launch its water wars through Afghanistan. Pranab Dhal Samanta in his recent article “Can Afghanistan offer ‘other Indus’ option to India against Pakistan?”, carried by the Economic Times on October 14, indicates Indian mindset over this option. However, as […]

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Cancellation of SAARC Summit

Cancellation of SAARC Summit

AMID current tension between Pakistan and India, the withdrawal of India from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit that was scheduled to be held in November 2016 at Islamabad is a major blow to SAARC. Following the suit, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan have also withdrawn on the basis that environment is not […]

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CPEC and Regional Integration

CPEC and Regional Integration

Among the recent developments, Iran and Afghanistan have expressed their desire to join CPEC. Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Dr. Omar Zakhilwal said that CPEC is a great project which is equally relevant to Afghanistan, like Pakistan. Moreover, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the UNGA […]

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IPRI Review Meeting on “Geo-Political Implications of P5+1 Nuclear Deal with Iran”

IPRI Review Meeting on “Geo-Political Implications of P5+1 Nuclear Deal with Iran”

Ms Aymen Ijaz, Assistant Research Officer IPRI, gave a presentation on “Geo-Political Implications of P5+1 Nuclear Deal with Iran” on July 28th, 2016 at IPRI Conference Hall. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) commonly known as the Iran deal is an international agreement on the nuclear program of Iran reached in Vienna on 14 […]

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Post-Event Report of Visit of ANBOUND Chinese Delegation to IPRI

Post-Event Report of Visit of ANBOUND Chinese Delegation to IPRI

A four-member Chinese Delegation visited IPRI on August 11, 2016. The delegation comprised of Mr. Chen Gong, Founding Partner and Chief Researcher, ANBOUND, Mr. Tang Mensheng, Director of Pakistan Research Center, Peking University, Ms. Zhang Yuan, Researcher of International Studies, ANBOUND and Ms. Wang Yi, Director of Information Department, ANBOUND. From IPRI, Dr. Fazal ur […]

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Consultant-IPRI speaking on the current tensions between India and Pakistan

Consultant-IPRI speaking on the current tensions between India and Pakistan

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IPRI in the News: Pakistan’s Soft Power Workshop

IPRI organised a one-day workshop on ‘Potentials of Pakistan’s Soft Power and Public Diplomacy.’ The Chief Guest of the workshop was Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed. The Chair was Lieutenant General (R) Asif Yasin Malik, HI(M), Former Secretary of Defence. The event was well received in the print media and the electronic media. Coverage of the […]

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Potential of Pakistan’s Soft Power and Public Diplomacy

Potential of Pakistan’s Soft Power and Public Diplomacy

IPRI WORKSHOP “Potential of Pakistan’s Soft Power and Public Diplomacy” Introduction A one-day workshop on “Potential of Pakistan’s Soft Power and Public Diplomacy” was organized by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) on October 19, 2016 at Islamabad Hotel, Islamabad. Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence and Defence Production and Parliamentary Committee […]

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