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Kulbhushan Yadav and Gunter Mulack’s Prophesies

Kulbhushan Yadav and Gunter Mulack’s Prophesies

It seems that propaganda against Pakistan has become pastime activity of some intellectuals in the West who know very little about the actual conditions in Pakistan. They keep alleging Pakistan as a part of the problem. A few days back an Indian national named Kulbhushan Yadav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel was captured in Balochistan, a […]

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Social Media and Radicalisation Process

Social Media and Radicalisation Process

Scientific developments and the ease of access to various communication technologies for a wide-ranging audience beyond borders have made almost boundless prospects for broadcast and digital information. Since its inception, the internet has empowered the introduction of numerous platforms for mass communication, including YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram and other social media outlets. Not surprisingly, […]

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Pakistan’s connectivity ventures

Pakistan’s connectivity ventures

In the context of globalization, connectivity, diplomacy and trade are not stand alone activities, rather these are parts of a comprehensive concept. If the political and territorial disputes are settled then borders become a source of flow and not obstruction. Connectivity and mobility are essential contributors towards prosperity and wellbeing of the people. Pakistan is […]

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AGGRESSIVE INDIAN POSTURE

AGGRESSIVE INDIAN POSTURE

The recent policy postures of Modi government in India are contrary to the expectations of the well-wishers of South Asian region. Modi’s main agenda was to prioritize economic diplomacy to facilitate India’s economic revival. In his initial statements he promised that economic agenda would be the main driver of his foreign policy. To achieve this […]

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Between the devil and the deep blue sea!

Between the devil and the deep blue sea!

When the parliament meets today, treasury benches will have a lot to answer; there is a huge gap between the Pakistani and Saudi positions regarding the ongoing role of Pakistan in Yemen crisis—positions vary between meek denial by Pakistan and total embrace by Saudi Arabia. After a little bit of fireworks, government will be able […]

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Pakistan’s Relations with European Union (EU)

Pakistan’s Relations with European Union (EU)

Introduction One-day conference on “Pakistan’s Relations with European Union (EU)” was organized by Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) on March 5, 2015 at Marriot Hotel, Islamabad. The conference comprised of one working session in addition to inaugural and concluding sessions. Four presentations were made by eminent scholars that covered themes, i.e. “Pakistan-EU Strategic Relations: Challenges […]

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Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Trade Liberalization Policies in Pakistan

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Trade Liberalization Policies in Pakistan

What is FDI? Foreign direct investment (FDI) means an individual, a group of individuals, an incorporated or un-incorporated entity or a public or private company investing its money in other country.[i] Increasing FDI is usually used as one of the indicators of growing economy as Pakistan had received more than five billion dollars in 2007[ii] […]

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Kashmir Dispute Back to the UN

Kashmir Dispute Back to the UN

While Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai and India’s Kailash Satyarthi share Nobel Peace prize for the year, their countries are engaged in a sort of ‘small-scale war’ in the UN acknowledged disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir.  Hopefully, the two laureates would put together their energies and help resolve one of the longest outstanding disputes on the […]

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