March, 2018

Narrative beyond words

Narrative beyond words

In the wake of successful military operations like Operation Rah-e-Rast, Rah-e-Nijat, Zarb-e-Azab, and Radd-ul-Fasaad, there is some confusion over the reasons for extremism and radicalisation in society and also over the evolution of a counter-narrative to combat the same. Prior to the exercise of carving out a counter terrorism narrative, it is important to look […]

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Soft Power in countering extremism

Soft Power in countering extremism

In today’s globalised world, a new way of life has emerged in which distances have been reduced and interactions have become brisker and livelier in the wake of geographical access and broadband interconnectivity. The transnational world has also brought in new forms of vulnerabilities and insecurities. The use of media, in particular, has in a way eased the job […]

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IPRI UPDATE for the Month of February 2018

IPRI UPDATE for the Month of February 2018

IPRI UPDATE for the Month of February 2018 has been issued. For details, visit: IPRI UPDATE February 2018

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India Armed Forces Joint Doctrine 2017: A Critical Appraisal

India Armed Forces Joint Doctrine 2017: A Critical Appraisal

Post-event Report Panel Discussion on “India Armed Forces Joint Doctrine 2017: A Critical Appraisal” General: A one-day panel discussion “India Armed Forces Joint Doctrine 2017: A Critical Appraisal” was organized by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) on February 28, 2018 at the IPRI conference hall, Islamabad. The panel discussion consisted of one working session […]

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Radicalization

Radicalization

The universe is based on balance; each star, planet keep the right path to keep the gravitational balance. The body of a human, an animal too is based on balance. The mind is the most important organ which balances the rest of the human body and gives the right signals to the organs, in case […]

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Kabul for talks with Taliban

Kabul for talks with Taliban

The Afghan government has expressed the willingness to recognize Taliban as a political entity at a recently held international conference in Kabul. The Afghan government has also offered opening up of a political office for the Taliban in Kabul (or any other cities), issuing passports to Taliban and release of Taliban prisoners. In response, Kabul […]

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Extending CPEC to Afghanistan

Extending CPEC to Afghanistan

Many believe that Afghanistan’s involvement in CPEC, even if only modest, can be a big confidence-building measure for an Afghanistan-Pakistan relationship which has been tense for quite some time now. In the long run, through Afghanistan, China is planning to gradually connect the CPEC with the China-Central and Western Asia Economic Corridor. China is confident […]

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Making Deradiclisation a Sustainable Process

Making Deradiclisation a Sustainable Process

In this age of globalization the phenomena of terrorism and extremism has become a complex issue posing multidimensional security challenges to states and societies all over the world. The transnational nature of these non-traditional challenges has added new complexities and confusion in this respect. In the last more than sixteen years, the counter-terrorism policies and […]

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