Muhammad Nawaz Khan

Muhammad Nawaz Khan is Research Officer at Islamabad Policy Research Institute

Terrorism may be defused by unconventional and humane approaches

Terrorism may be defused by unconventional and humane approaches

Tough measures alone are not enough to deal with the threat of terror. Counter-terrorism policies must also include psychological measures designed to lure people away from terror groups. “Soft power” inventiveness is needed to develop more humane methods. An example of this are the Disengagement, De-radicalization and Rehabilitation (DDR) programs in Pakistan. Today, Pakistan is […]

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‘HEART OF ASIA 2015’

‘HEART OF ASIA 2015’

AS the end of the drawdown of international forces approaches in Afghanistan, concerns are mounting about its potential impact on regional stability. Afghanistan is at the threshold of the transformation decade. There is well-placed optimism in the air that ensuring the success of political, security and economic transition is critically important to preserve this precious moment of hope. In this regard, Pakistan […]

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Emerging Security Order in Asia Pacific and its Impact on South Asia

Emerging Security Order in Asia Pacific and its Impact on South Asia

Introduction A two-day international conference on “Emerging Security Order in Asia Pacific and its Impact on South Asia” were organized by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) on November 17-18, 2015 at Marriott Hotel, Islamabad. The conference comprised of four working sessions in addition to inaugural and […]

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Pakistan-Africa Relations: Potential and Challenges by Qazi M. Khalilullah

Pakistan-Africa Relations: Potential and Challenges by Qazi M. Khalilullah

Post Event Report Guest Lecture on “Pakistan-Africa Relations: Potential and Challenges” Guest Lecturer:  Qazi M. Khalilullah, Additional Secretary (ME & A) Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad Date and venue:  March 17, 2015, IPRI Conference Hall Following are the salient features highlighted by the speaker:- The African continent is very important as it is so diverse, […]

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Visit of Chinese Delegation to IPRI

Visit of Chinese Delegation to IPRI

Post Event Report on visit of Chinesedelegation to IPRI Dated: 2 Feburary 2015 Delegates Mr. Wang Sheming, Executive Vice President for Gansu Association of International Friendly Contact (GAIFC) Mr. Liu Guangjun, Vice President of GAIFC Mr. Li Mingbao, Associate President of  GAIFC Mr. Gao Ganming, Vice President of Xinjiang Association for International Friendly Contact (XJAIFC) […]

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Guest Lecture:Are there True Moderates among Political Islam: The Iran post-sanction developments, the Arab revolutions, and the stakes of the West in the Middle East

Guest Lecture:Are there True Moderates among Political Islam: The Iran post-sanction developments, the Arab revolutions, and the stakes of the West in the Middle East

  Guest Lecturer:  Hartmut Elsenhans, a German Professor at Area Study Centre, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad Date and venue:  April 15, 2014, IPRI Conference Hall Introduction Extremist political movements including Islamic political movements are irreversible and not a new phenomenon. It dates back to early 19th century when trends were open to fascism and to Christian […]

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Post Event Report on the Visit of Austrian Scholars to IPRI

Post Event Report on the Visit of Austrian Scholars to IPRI

Austrian scholars visited IPRI on April 2, 2014 and had an insightful exchange of perspectives during discussion over current issues concerning Pakistan-India relations, security situation in Afghanistan and power potential of Pakistan. Austrian Scholars Dr. Werner Fassalabend, President of the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) Brigadier General Walter Feichtinger, Director of the […]

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Security and Development in Balochistan

Security and Development in Balochistan

 1. Introduction  The nexus between security and development has become a central focus of development thinking and practice. These two elements are interlinked. There will be no development without security and no security without development. In the case of Balochistan, due to various constraints previous governments could not make the desired progress in improving security of […]

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