Maria Syed

Maria Syed is a researcher at IPRI

Delegation of SAM Azerbaijan Visits IPRI

Delegation of SAM Azerbaijan Visits IPRI

Post-Event Report Delegation of SAM Azerbaijan Visits IPRI A three-member delegation of Centre for Strategic Studies under the President of Republic of Azerbaijan (SAM), Azerbaijan, visited IPRI on March 5, 2014. SAM scholars expressed their goodwill for Pakistan. They said that Pakistan and Azerbaijan enjoy close and cordial relations. Azerbaijan greatly admires Pakistan’s principled position […]

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Has US ended Drone Strikes on Pakistan?

Has US ended Drone Strikes on Pakistan?

It was in 2001 that the United States (US) used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) commonly known as drones for the first time in Afghanistan and has been continuously employing them since then. The drones have been the US effective weapon of choice in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia in the past one decade or so. […]

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Geneva II Outcome so far

Geneva II Outcome so far

There is a great deal of realization that the key to Syrian conflict remains a political solution. Over the past three years, despite the military support extended to both sides, a decisive victory has remained a forlorn hope. Hence the renewed emphasis on finding a political solution. Geneva II Conference is a UN-backed initiative to […]

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New Communication Technologies and Political Mobilization

New Communication Technologies and Political Mobilization

Introduction Beginning with the widely referred Arab Spring, to the Spanish Indignados Movement, and London Riots, political and social mobilizations have been considered a handiwork of new communication technologies. The question is did new communication technology play a decisive role, a causal role or just acted as an instrument in facilitating the process. The study […]

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Grabbing the GSP plus Opportunity

Grabbing the GSP plus Opportunity

   The International Trade Committee of the European Union (EU) Parliament has approved the GSP plus status for Pakistan. The decision was passed after voting. This will now go and formally be granted by the European Parliament’s session that is to be held in December 10. Under the GSP plus scheme 75 Pakistani products will […]

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Drone Strikes Developing an Accord

Pakistan and the United States have been cooperating on War on Terror particularly on Afghanistan. Pakistan became a front line state and an ally. It helped capture and eliminate terrorist elements.  Despite the common interest in fighting terrorism, there is a divergence on how to fight terrorism. Drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal areas remain a […]

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The Untapped Human Gold in Pakistan

The Untapped Human Gold in Pakistan

Political demography is the study of the size, composition and distribution of population in relation to government and politics. It deals with political effects of population change particularly with regards to demands made upon government. Three factors contribute towards change in age structure of nation’s population: number of children women bear as increase in number […]

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