Middle East

Trump-Israel Nexus

Trump-Israel Nexus

President of the US Donald Trump has signed a presidential proclamation on March 25, 2019 saying the US recognizes Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights. This is the third time in sixteen months when Trump has taken a controversial decision in the Middle East. The earlier two were the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and […]

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Trump’s military doctrine and its implications

Trump’s military doctrine and its implications

None of the presidents in American history has scuttled so many agreements as Donald Trump did in the past two years. The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Paris Climate Agreement, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty (INF) and the Iran Nuclear Deal are glaring examples […]

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Qatar and Greater Politics

Qatar and Greater Politics

As the crisis situation engulfs the Gulf region once again, the world witnesses emergence of blocs and alliances. The diplomatic cut off between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and UAE has come shortly after the unity and power display at Riyadh Summit. The three Gulf countries and Egypt have accused Qatar of supporting terrorism […]

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Trump’s Maiden Visit to KSA

Trump’s Maiden Visit to KSA

For the US and its Western partners, the Middle East has been one of the most important regions of the world since the end of World War II. The last seven decades of the geo-politics in Middle East have witnessed increased US involvement in the region, including economic dealings, wars, and covert operations. The cold […]

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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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Oil, Economy and the Middle East

Oil, Economy and the Middle East

Friday, January 15, 2016 – Oil has remained a driver of economy, a geo-strategic non-renewable energy resource, and a commodity that even today affects everyone. Economists opine that there has been paradigm shift in oil sector. Due to increase in alternative energy resources, the shift in oil demand is affecting the market price of oil. […]

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CPEC — A GAME CHANGER

CPEC — A GAME CHANGER

CHINA-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the leading project of China’s ambitious vision for a modern reconstruction of the Silk Road. The development will offer a glimpse into how China plans to realize the Belt and Road Initiative, while success will boost confidence of countries and regions along the routes. For regional development, the network will […]

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Post-Event Report of Visit of an Italian Ce.S.I. Delegation to IPRI

Post-Event Report of Visit of an Italian Ce.S.I. Delegation to IPRI

An Italian Ce.S.I. Delegation comprising of Professor Andrea Margelletti, Mr. Gabriele Lacovino and Ms. Francesca Manenti visited IPRI on November 20th, 2015 for an In-House discussion on subjects of mutual interest. President IPRI welcomed Italian delegation and said that their last visit was very productive. The scholars were able to exchange views and IPRI was […]

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