IPRI Review

Macro and Micro Dividends of CPEC: Efforts of Regional and International Players to Disrupt the Development in the Region, its Ramifications and Rectifications

Macro and Micro Dividends of CPEC: Efforts of Regional and International Players to Disrupt the Development in the Region, its Ramifications and Rectifications

Introduction: The relationship between China and Pakistan can be best described as promising, flourishing and turning out to be a success story by meeting all the requirements of changing situations. Over the years, this unique friendship has transformed into a strong strategic partnership aspiring to have robust economic cooperation and increasing people to people contacts. […]

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SCO and Regional Security

SCO and Regional Security

  Introduction An IPRI Review meeting on “SCO and Regional Security” was held at IPRI conference hall on August 8, 2016. In the prevalent era of globalization, a number of regional organizations have emerged on world stage. These organizations have become multifunctional pursuing security and economic goals. States through these regional platforms are trying to […]

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Completion of CPEC: Impact on Pakistan’s Strategic Position and Economy

Completion of CPEC: Impact on Pakistan’s Strategic Position and Economy

Introduction An IPRI Review meeting on “Completion of CPEC: Impact on Pakistan’s Strategic Position and Economy” was held at IPRI conference hall on April 26, 2016. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), linking Gwadar to China’s Western city of Kashgar was viewed optimistically. It was reiterated that CPEC would generate economic activity, open vistas and opportunities for […]

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Modi’s Visit and Future of Pakistan-India Relations

Modi’s Visit and Future of Pakistan-India Relations

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s short stopover in Lahore on December 25, 2015 and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s warm welcome may be taken as a “good-will gesture” or positive signs in future Pakistan-India relations. The dominant narrative is that the thawing of relations between Pakistan and India could be traced back to a chance […]

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Power and Economic Shifts in Global System

Power and Economic Shifts in Global System

IPRI Review Meeting Power and Economic Shifts in Global System (October 29, 2015)  Introduction An IPRI Review meeting on “Power and Economic Shifts in Global System” was held at IPRI conference hall on October 29, 2015. The review meeting analyzed the trends related to the polarity of global economy, and the reconfiguration of global power […]

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Justification for More Provinces

Justification for More Provinces

Introduction The demand for more provinces re-emerged with the coming of the 18th constitutional amendment in the year 2010, which gave control of resources to provinces. Since then, there were calls for more provinces in Pakistan. If one looks around the world, one would find the US with 50 administrative units, India with 28 plus […]

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FATA’S JOURNEY TOWARDS PEACE

FATA’S JOURNEY TOWARDS PEACE

Pakistan is fighting terrorism for more than a decade. Over these years, a number of anti-terrorist operations have been conducted in the tribal area. The peace agreements between the militants and the government were signed to ensure peace in the region. But when religious, educational institutions, army installations, airports and residences were targeted, it became […]

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Terrorists fail to divide us

Terrorists fail to divide us

Terrorists are intolerant species, their tactics is to bomb and kill. The recent attacks on Churches in Lahore, in which, fifteen people were killed and around 75 injured have triggered hue and cry in the Christian community. Children and women were also among the victims. Christian community is extremely annoyed over the state machinery’s inability […]

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