Saman Zulfqar

Post Event Report of the Workshop “Optimizing CPEC Connectivity – Region and Beyond”

Post Event Report of the Workshop “Optimizing CPEC Connectivity – Region and Beyond”

A one-day workshop titled“Optimizing CPEC Connectivity: Region and Beyond” was organized by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) on April 26, 2017 at the IPRI conference hall, Islamabad.The workshop had one working session, in addition to an inaugural session. Dr. Ashfaque Hasan Khan, Dean, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, National University of Science and […]

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“Pakistan-China Relations and  Evolving Geopolitics of Asia”

“Pakistan-China Relations and Evolving Geopolitics of Asia”

Ambassador (Retd) Riaz Muhammad Khan, former foreign secretary visited IPRI to deliver a lecture on “Pakistan-China Relations and Evolving Geopolitics of Asia” on February 17, 2017. He highlighted the contours of bilateral relations and said that political relations between Pakistan and China that span over six decades have remained constant. He said that Pakistan was […]

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Iran Nuclear Deal: Regional Implications

Introduction Iran’s nuclear deal with P5+1 has ended the standoff between Iran and the United States. The study aims at identifying the salient points of the agreement and its implications on the region. Iran has been a beneficiary of US Administration’s Atom for Peace Program. The United States had provided Iran with a small research […]

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Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations

Being a neighbor, Pakistan gives paramount importance to its relations with Afghanistan as Pakistan’s peace and stability depends on Afghan peace and stability. Traditionally, Pak-Afghan relationship has been characterized by mutual mistrust and lack of confidence and third parties have always been a decisive factor in determining the Pak-Afghan relations. Pakistan and Afghanistan have not […]

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Post Event Report “Security and Cyber Warfare: Implications and Challenges”

Dr. Tughral Yamin, Associate Dean, NUST Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, delivered a lecture on “Security and Cyber Warfare: Implications and Challenges” on August 11, 2015, at IPRI. Dr. Tughral Yamin defined the concept of National Security and said that the government was responsible to protect the state and its citizens against all kinds […]

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Indian Elections and Future Uncertainties

The change of government in India will have far-reaching global as well as regional implications. It is too early to speculate whether dynastic politics have become irrelevant in the South Asian political culture but it has been somehow challenged due to bad governance and mismanagement of the ruling elite, which has been unable to cope with […]

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Afghanistan’s Challenging Transition

Amid hopes and fears, Afghan presidential elections held in the first week of April. The initial results showed Dr. Abdullah, of the three candidates, having a lead in the elections. Though these are not the final results, but Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, former Foreign Minister and Mr. Ashraf Ghani a former Finance Minister and a former […]

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Revisiting Pakistan-Bangladesh Relations

It is becoming a norm in the South Asian political culture to blame regional states for achieving political goals at home or, perhaps, it is easier to blame others to divert attention from pressing domestic issues that subsequently arise due to mismanagement and bad governance. For a long time, Pakistan has been named by Indian […]

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