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Afghanistan back in focus

Afghanistan back in focus

Flurry of activities about Afghanistan over the last two weeks have, once again, brought this country under international focus. Former President Asif Zardari led his party delegation to Kabul, Commander United States Forces in Afghanistan General John F Campbell called on Army Chief, General Raheel Sharif, President Ashraf Ghani undertook his visit to India; and […]

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Political Turmoil in Bangladesh

Political Turmoil in Bangladesh

The beginning of 2015 has witnessed one of the worst political turmoil in the history of Bangladesh. Since last two months, the country has been badly paralyzed by the blockades of roads, railways, waterways and rallies staged by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). The unrest was triggered by the banned protest launched by the BNP […]

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Evolving Opportunities for Pakistan-India Relations

Evolving Opportunities for Pakistan-India Relations

Interesting developments are taking place in the context of Pakistan India relations. Indian Prime Minister, during his telephone call to the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on 13 February, informed about his intention to send his Foreign Secretary to Islamabad. Nawaz Sharif welcomed the Indian initiative. India’s foreign secretary is due to arrive Islamabad on March […]

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How to view Elections in Indian Held Kashmir

How to view Elections in Indian Held Kashmir

Every election in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) has had its own political importance for India but   the history of these elections in IHK has shown that elections were neither accepted by the people of Jammu and Kashmir as a substitute to the right to their right of self determination or plebiscite, nor has pacified freedom […]

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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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ہندو انتہا پسندی کا فروغ اور عالمی بے حسی

ہندو انتہا پسندی کا فروغ اور عالمی بے حسی

بالفرضِ محال اگر پاکستان میں کوئی مذہبی جماعت الیکشن میں جیت جاتی تو دنیا بھر کا میڈیا اور سبھی تجزیہ نگار قیاس کے ایسے ایسے گھوڑے دوڑا رہے ہوتے جنہیں دیکھ اور سن کر یوں لگتا گویا زمین پھٹ گئی ہو یا آسمان گر پڑا ہو۔ اور اس صورتحال میں عالمی امن کو درپیش بے […]

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Indian Elections 2014

Indian Elections 2014

Date: April 3rd, 2014 Presented by Mr. Asghar Ali Shadand Translated by Saira Rehman Venue: IPRI Conference Hall Introduction Mr. Asghar Ali Shad presented a detailed analysis of Indian elections which are scheduled to be held from April 7 to May 12, 2014. The main objective of the talk was to discuss in length the […]

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Post elections’ politics in Afghanistan  

Post elections’ politics in Afghanistan  

 April 5 elections were not the first elections in Afghanistan, but they may turn as the most important political event in contemporary Afghan history. With the contours of Afghanistan’s political transition becoming clearer, activity has picked-up momentum for post elections’ political settlement. Final results indicate that none of the competitors has been able to cross […]

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