Soft power

Culture and Politics

Culture and Politics

Since the advent of globalization, the people living in various corners of the world can easily interact with each other. People can reach out to their near-ones living in a foreign land. This has also led to cultural exchange between different regions/countries. In a way it is a healthy practice to learn from each other’s […]

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Potential of Pakistan’s Soft Power and Public Diplomacy

Potential of Pakistan’s Soft Power and Public Diplomacy

IPRI WORKSHOP “Potential of Pakistan’s Soft Power and Public Diplomacy” Introduction A one-day workshop on “Potential of Pakistan’s Soft Power and Public Diplomacy” was organized by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) on October 19, 2016 at Islamabad Hotel, Islamabad. Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence and Defence Production and Parliamentary Committee […]

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Terrorism may be defused by unconventional and humane approaches

Terrorism may be defused by unconventional and humane approaches

Tough measures alone are not enough to deal with the threat of terror. Counter-terrorism policies must also include psychological measures designed to lure people away from terror groups. “Soft power” inventiveness is needed to develop more humane methods. An example of this are the Disengagement, De-radicalization and Rehabilitation (DDR) programs in Pakistan. Today, Pakistan is […]

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