Pakistan

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) –The Journey so far


23 November 2008

Events

Starting from scratch on January 10, 2006, Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) has covered a lot of distance in the year 2006. In fact, if one looks over the shoulder, one realizes that, how so much could be achieved in such a short time. The institute, after overcoming its teething problems very quickly, has now become a significant player in the world of strategic thinking and policy initiatives. The limited resources, the lack of manpower in the beginning did not deter its progress on the... Read More

“People are beings with human rights and human dignity”


23 November 2008

Events

The people we call radicals are alienated from rest of the society and don’t follow normative social and moral values. They are very vulnerable to be used by others. At the same time they have no motive of their own. They have never played any role for societal rights or any broader social change. These views were expressed by Mr. Akhlaq Ahmed, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, International Islamic University, Islamabad. He was addressing a session on... Read More

“People are beings with human rights and human dignity”


10 November 2008

Events

“The principle of educating people of their human rights is to make them understand that they are not just ordinary entities or creations but rather, they are beings with human rights and human dignity,” said Jhune B. Pacis, who addressed a Workshop on Human Rights organized by PIPS in collaboration with Sungi Development Foundation, on November 6, 2008 in Islamabad. The speaker mentioned that human rights are more than legal concepts and principles. They... Read More

Frontiers of Extremism: The Radicalization of Borders


03 November 2008

Events

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) brought together over three hundred senior government officials, leading researchers, and many of the Institute’s influential members from around the world to discuss and address some of the world’s most critical issues at the 5th IISS Global Strategic Review (GSR), in Geneva from 7-9 September 2007. Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) Director, Muhammad Amir Rana was among the scholars who presented their papers in the seminar.... Read More

Definitions on Radicalizations can’t have Psychological Generalization: Dr. Javed Iqbal


30 October 2008

Events

“Fingerprints of two persons don’t match. Irises of two persons don’t match. Similarly, psyches of different people do not match. Every individual has his/her own different psyche. If this is the case how can we have ‘one’ psychological definition of radicalization,” commented Dr. Javed Iqbal, who talked on ‘Defining the Radicalization in Pakistani context’ on October 30, 2008 at PIPS premises. Dr. Iqbal is a psychologist... Read More

QAU Students’ Academic Visit to PIPS: Get engaged in Office and Field Research on Assignment Basis


22 October 2008

Events

A group of 26 students from the departments of Defense and Strategic Studies and International Relations in Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad visited the Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) on October 21, 2008. They were briefed about the PIPS research initiatives in conflict and peace areas, PIPS Database, PIPS Archives and PIPS team. Ms Shabana Fayaz, Assistant Professor at the QAU, had arranged and led the delegation of students. Ms Shabana Fayaz... Read More

“Freedom Movement in Kashmir has Taken a New Turn”


20 October 2008

Events

“The decisions and actions taken by the government, and the statements issued by President Zardari and the Prime Minister, show that the government favors a win-win situation for all of the stake-holders – Pakistan, India, and the Kashmiri people. The most probable outcome of the ongoing efforts on the front of seeking some solution to the Kashmir dispute may be some sort of institutional cooperation and collaboration between the governments of the two... Read More

Media Glorification is Empowering the Radicals


10 October 2008

Events

The way Pakistani media has glorified the radicals and militants has not only emboldened the radical groups and organizations but has also caused an increase in the trend and level of radicalization in Pakistani society. The media must not lose sight from the fact that if the radical forces win in the country, their first target can be the media itself. These views were expressed by well-known and experienced journalists, media persons and intellectuals at “Media... Read More

Radicalisation in Pakistani Context


12 September 2008

Events

Seven years have passed after the incident of 9/11. international players, led by the US, have been issuing statements as well as making misdirected attempts to address the phenomenon of radicalization in Pakistan and other parts of the world, but, the reality is that the situation ha worsened further. In the beginning, the Pakistani state did face a direct challenge to its writ as such. Now the genie has come out of the bottle completely. The government’s acts... Read More

Conspiracy Theories do not lead to Effective Policy: Anatol Lieven


09 September 2008

Events

Failed policies and poor strategic choices have overstretched the American military and economy, argues Anatol Lieven, Professor at the Department of War Studies, Kings College, London. The professor visited Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) on September 5, 2008 and gave a lecture on “American Policy towards South Asia.” Professor Anatol criticized the United States’ “War on Terror”. In his view, the invasion of Afghanistan and... Read More

PIPS Launches Awareness Campaign on Radicalization in Pakistan


25 August 2008

Events

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) organized a full-day media workshop on Radicalization in Pakistan at Peshawar on August 21, 2008. A large number of senior journalists and media-persons were present at the occasion. Editors, resident-editors, Chief reporters, columnists, from a wide range of print media and anchors, hosts and... Read More

Proper Implementation of Counter-Terrorism Laws Urged


05 August 2008

Events

“Countering terrorism in Pakistan is a generational task because the masses and the rulers, both, have to be educated,” said Shabana Fayyaz, Assistant Professor at the Department of Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, in her concluding remarks at “A Dialogue on Terrorism”, held by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS). A... Read More

About PIPS

The Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) is an independent, not-for-profit non governmental research and advocacy think-tank. An initiative of leading Pakistani scholars, researchers and journalists, PIPS conducts wide-ranging research and analysis of political, social and religious conflicts that have a direct bearing on both national and international security.

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