March, 2019

IPRI UPDATE Vol. 7, No.2

IPRI UPDATE Vol. 7, No.2

IPRI UPDATE for the Month of February 2019 has been issued. For details, visit: IPRI UPDATE February 2019

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A fragmented OIC?

A fragmented OIC?

Today, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is fragmented for numerous reasons. These include the Saudi-Iran rivalry, Saudi-Qatar rivalry as well as the competing interests and priorities of various member states. Recently, the organisation has taken a great leap by inviting India as a ‘guest of honor’ in the 46th session of its Council of […]

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The Saudi Mediation

The Saudi Mediation

Saudi Arabia is gradually expanding its influence in South Asia not just with deals worth billions of dollars, but also through offering mediation between Pakistan and India in the wake of the recent escalation between the two nuclear rivals. Since February 17, Saudi Arabia has one way or the other tried to defuse tensions between […]

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One Day IPRI Panel Discussion

One Day IPRI Panel Discussion

The Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) organised a One-Day Panel Discussion on “Dynamics of Contemporary Middle East: Role of Pakistan” on March 13, 2019. For details, please see Press Release.

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Visit of Johns Hopkins University’s Scholars to IPRI

Visit of Johns Hopkins University’s Scholars to IPRI

A delegation of Scholars lead by Dr. Joshua T. White, (Associate Professor of the Practice of South Asia Studies) from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), USA, visited IPRI on January 16, 2019. Issues of mutual interest including Afghan peace process, Pak-US bilateral relations, Pakistan’s energy security amongst others were discussed. For details, […]

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Belligerence Begets More Belligerence

Belligerence Begets More Belligerence

The famous phrase “toughness begets a greater toughness”, as quoted by Martin Luther King, expounds the shifting dynamics of struggle of Kashmiri people for their independence. People in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) are subject to gross human rights violations and they have been witnessing increasing Indian aggression since the start of the illegal occupation of […]

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Two-day National Conference on “Irritants in Pakistan-US Relations: Way Forward”

Two-day National Conference on “Irritants in Pakistan-US Relations: Way Forward”

Post Event Report Two-day National Conference on “Irritants in Pakistan-US Relations: Way Forward” Introduction A two-day national conference on “Irritants in Pakistan-US Relations: Way Forward” was organized by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) on October 9-10, 2018 at Marriott Hotel, Islamabad. The conference comprised of four working sessions in addition to inaugural session. Ambassador […]

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CPEC dividends

CPEC dividends

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Indo-Pacific reflect the emerging power dynamics globally. The BRI focus is on economics and regional connectivity. The “Indo-Pacific” strategy led by the US / and allies supports India’s larger role in Asia Pacific. Pakistan as part of CPEC is central to global developments. Pakistan and China relations irrespective […]

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