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President Widodo’s Lead in Presidential Race

President Widodo’s Lead in Presidential Race

Indonesia went for local, provincial, legislative and presidential elections on 17 April 2019. 300,000 candidates contested for 20,528 seats across 34 provinces. Nearly, 193 million people casted their vote. It is for the first time that voting on such massive scale is being done. President Joko Widodo has a lead in the presidential run-up. As […]

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CPEC and Saudi Arabia

CPEC and Saudi Arabia

After Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Saudi Arabia, very major news came that Saudi Arabia was a new partner in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The significant one to make out of Imran Khan’s visit to Saudi Arabia is the fact that Pakistan-China and Pakistan-Saudi relations are going to stay as corner stone of […]

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One-Day joint IPRI-SAM Seminar on “Current Geopolitical Trends in the Region and  Prospects for Deeper Relations between Pakistan and Azerbaijan”

One-Day joint IPRI-SAM Seminar on “Current Geopolitical Trends in the Region and Prospects for Deeper Relations between Pakistan and Azerbaijan”

Post-Event Report One-Day IPRI-SAM Seminar “Current Geopolitical Trends in the Region and Prospects for Deeper Relations between Pakistan and Azerbaijan” General: A one-day joint IPRI-SAM (Islamabad Policy Research Institute-Azerbaijan Centre for Strategic Studies) Seminar on “Current Geopolitical Trends in the Region and Prospects for Deeper Relations between Pakistan and Azerbaijan” was organized by IPRI on […]

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Evaluating China’s commitment to Pakistan

Evaluating China’s commitment to Pakistan

Pakistan’s relationship with China is constantly hailed as an ‘all-weather friendship’, but what actually lies behind the diplomatic façade? There is no doubt that the two countries enjoy remarkably positive relations for such different neighbours, and China is an immensely important partner for Pakistan. However, it appears the depth of those ties are sometimes overstated within […]

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!!انسان دوست بلوچ حلقے اور بھارت ۔۔۔

!!انسان دوست بلوچ حلقے اور بھارت ۔۔۔

یہ امر انتہائی اہمیت کا حامل ہے کہ حالیہ ہفتوں میں بلوچستان کے بہت سے حلقوں نے اس امر کا اظہار کیا ہے کہ وہ بھارت کے پھیلائے ہوئے جال میں ہرگز نہیں آئیں گے بلکہ مستقبل میں اپنی ساری توانائیاں پاکستان خصوصاً بلوچستان کی حقیقی فلاح و بہبود کیلئے صرف کرنے کی بھرپور سعی […]

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Peace in the Korean Peninsula

Peace in the Korean Peninsula

Northeast Asia’s politics have historically been viewed through the prism of the Korean conflict. There have been efforts in the past to bring the two Koreas to the negotiating table. The Six-party talks, for instance, were an endeavour in this direction. Regional players as well as the US have been actively involved in ameliorating regional […]

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!!بھارت ۔۔۔ چھوٹی ذہنیت کا بڑا ملک

!!بھارت ۔۔۔ چھوٹی ذہنیت کا بڑا ملک

ہندوستانی حکمرانوں نے توسیع پسندی پر مبنی جو پالیسی عرصہ دراز سے اپنا رکھی ہے وہ ایسا کھلا راز ہے جس کی بابت غالباً ہر ذی شعور بخوبی آگاہ ہے۔ اسی تناظر میں ماہرین نے رائے ظاہر کی ہے کہ اسے جنوبی ایشیاء کی بدقسمتی قرار دیا جائے یا حالات کی ستم ظریفی کہ جنوبی […]

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CPEC: Geo-economics vs. Geo-Politics

CPEC: Geo-economics vs. Geo-Politics

There is no doubt that in the today’s globalized world, following the geo-economics rather than geo-politics would offer multifaceted incentives to various regions and countries in the form of faster economic growth, creation of jobs, socio-economic development, energy cooperation and regional connectivity. In this context China’s initiatives relating to regional connectivity and infrastructure development in […]

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