IPRI Journal

ISSN:1684-9787
eISSN: 1684-9809
HEC Recognised X-category Journal

Aims and Scope
The mission of the IPRI Journal is to endorse and promote scholarly research in the academic fields related to International Relations and Political Science, as reported by academics, scholars, researchers, social scientists from around the world, especially Pakistan.
The biannual Journal welcomes original high-quality papers/studies, review articles and book reviews which debate erudite and contemporaneous issues and ideas of academic relevance. Research published by the Journal encompasses (but not limited to) topics such as:

• International Affairs
• Geopolitics
• Diplomacy
• Security
• Defence and Strategic Studies
• Political Economy
• Conflict
• Governance.

Important Dates:
• For the Summer issue: End of April [Due to the Unforeseen COVID-19 situation]
• For the Winter issue: End of September

Submission Procedure: Author/s are required to submit manuscripts in MS Word format, along with their brief introduction, complete contact details and a letter certifying that the submission has not been previously published nor currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Articles submitted for publication are subject to three double blind peer-reviews (one national and two international). Authors of published articles and book reviews are paid a modest honorarium. The IPRI Journal follows a strict zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism.

Format:
• Word Length of Articles: 5000-8000 words
• Word Length of Book Reviews: 1000 words
• Referencing Style: The Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition (Full Note)

Submission Address:
Editor IPRI Journal
editor@ipripak.org

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Winter 2016, Volume XVI, Number 1

Winter 2016, Volume XVI, Number 1

Research Articles Critical Reflections on the Reality of Drone Warfare: Thinking with Jean Baudrillard           Dr Syed Sami Raza and Ghazala Rafi Drone technology has transformed warfare. The authors contextualise how this technology has changed the face or rather ‘facelessness’ of war, especially on the Afghanistan-Pakistan borderland by bending, what Jean Baudrillard calls, ‘the form of […]

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Summer 2015, Volume XV, Number 2

Summer 2015, Volume XV, Number 2

Research Articles A Strategic Shift in Indo-Pak Nuclear Strategy: Implications for Regional Stability Dr. Rizwana Abbasi How did Pakistan and India’s distinct nuclear strategies and postures guide them to formulate their doctrines and how far have the changing security dynamics and emerging doctrinal structures made the two countries more or less secure. Dr. Rizwana addresses these […]

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Winter 2015, Volume XV, Number 1

Winter 2015, Volume XV, Number 1

Research Articles Future of War and Strategy: Indo-Pak Dynamics Brig Najeeb Ahmad Transnational ideologies have helped to franchise war among the disenfranchised. Najeeb Ahmad discusses the Indo-Pak dynamics of this scenario which has muddled war strategy and driven the ends of power to fuzzy domains. Countering the Hegemon: Pakistan’s Strategic Response Dr. Zulfqar Khan Zulfqar […]

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Summer 2014, Volume XIV, Number 2

Summer 2014, Volume XIV, Number 2

Research Articles  China’s Evolving Posture in South Asia: Some Reflections Dr. Rashid Ahmed Siddiqi Siddiqui discusses China’s South Asia policy in the wake of the US draw down from Afghanistan and with particular reference to relationship between India and Pakistan.  From Divergence to Convergence: Pakistan-United States Foreign Strategic Relations 1977-1989 Dr. Zulfqar Khan Zulfqar Khan in this […]

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Winter 2014, Volume XIV, Number 1

Winter 2014, Volume XIV, Number 1

Research Articles   The Kashmir Dispute: Key to South Asian Peace  Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema Cheema discusses India’s evasive diplomacy on Kashmir and analyses the failure of both military and non-military means in solving this oldest issue on UN agenda. Alongside the on-again off-again composite dialogue Pakistan has even broached out of the box solutions but […]

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Summer 2013,Volume XIII, Number 2

Pakistan’s ‘Regional Pivot’ and the Endgame in Afghanistan Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmad After a long and costly war, Afghanistan is on its way to an uncertain security and political transition ahead of NATO’s military exit by the end of 2014. A Retrospective Perspective on Pakistan-United States Relations: 1947-1977 Dr. Zulfqar Khan The paper attempts to analyse […]

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Winter 2013,Volume XIII, Number 1

Winter 2013,Volume XIII, Number 1

Research Articles Strategic Ideology of al Qaeda Syed Manzar Abbas Zaidi The author dwells on al Qaeda’s ideological prowess and argues that despite its weakened military position it cannot be defeated on the strength of arms alone.     International Non-Proliferation Regime: Pakistan and Indian Perspectives Muhammad Sadiq Discussing current trends in international non-proliferation regime the writer […]

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Summer 2012,Volume XII, Number 2

Research Articles    Credible Minimum Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia Dr Farah Zahra India and Pakistan have coexisted as neighbours without any meaningful communication at the strategic level. It remains debatable whether the two nations are indulging in a nuclear arms race with India’s eye on China as Pakistan’s ally. The article studies the impact of these […]

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