Asiya Mahar

Asiya Mahar is Assistant Research Officer at Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI). She is doing her PhD in International Relations from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.

Ms. Mahar holds the credit of being first Pakistani female who worked as Visiting Research Fellow at Center for Strategic Studies (SAM), Baku, Azerbaijan under the President of Republic of Azerbaijan. She also represented Pakistan at NISA (NATO International School of Azerbaijan) Summer Session 2014 and Baku International Humanitarian Forum 2013.

Ms. Mahar has made presentations at international and national conferences and contributes articles to national and international journals, newspapers on various issues.

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Turkey’s Rapprochement Measures

Turkey’s Rapprochement Measures

After last month’s failed coup, last week Turkish government hosted Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif just days after President’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s historic trip to Russia during which he publicly made up with Vladimir Putin after the shooting down of Russian fighter plane on the Turkish-Syria border last year. These moves have surged the interest […]

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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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Guest lecture: “Afghanistan- A year after drawdown: Challenges and Opportunities”

Guest lecture: “Afghanistan- A year after drawdown: Challenges and Opportunities”

Post-event Report Lt. Gen (R) Talat Masood visited IPRI on November 26, 2015 to deliver lecture on “Afghanistan- A year after drawdown: Challenges and Opportunities”. The lecture was delivered to IPRI scholars in IPRI’s Conference Hall. Following are the salient points of the lecture. • Pakistan has made genuine efforts to promote official level talks […]

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Report: National Conference on “Building Knowledge Based Economy in Pakistan: Learning from Best Practices”

Report: National Conference on “Building Knowledge Based Economy in Pakistan: Learning from Best Practices”

NATIONAL CONFERENCE “Building Knowledge Based Economy in Pakistan: Learning from Best Practices” September 9-10, 2015 Organized by: IPRI and Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) on September 9-10, 2015 at Serena Hotel Islamabad. Objective: To evolve recommendations for creating and developing a knowledge-based economy in Pakistan. Salient Points: • Knowledge-based economy is an economy in which the […]

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