Radicalisation in Pakistani Context

12 September 2008


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


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


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


“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

Al-Qaeda is losing Ideological Grounds

15 July 2008


Peter Bergen, renowned counter-terrorism expert and a member of PIPS advisory board, made a visit to PIPS head office in Islamabad on 14 July 2008. He was accompanied by Eason Jordon, CEO AfPax. Mr. Peter Bergin briefed PIPS team on “American Perspective on Afghanistan and FATA”. He said that increasing strength of al-Qaeda in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and adjacent areas has direct implications for the United States and Western world. He was of the view that... Read More

Govt. urged to work whole heartedly to end conflict in Balochistan

30 June 2008


Although we could not prevent them but there is still possibility to resolve the conflicts in Balochistan and reduce the miseries of the Baloch people if the new government works upon it whole heatedly, the participants in “A Dialogue on Balochistan” observed this on June 27. The dialogue was held by the Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), in Islamabad, to discuss its recent published book: “Balochistan: Conflicts and Players”. The discussants represented academia from universities... Read More

British Muslims’ Delegation visits PIPS

05 June 2008


A British Muslims’ delegation, which is on Pakistan’s tour these days, visited PIPS. Purpose of the visit was to have an introduction of the Institute and its ongoing projects. The delegation shared the purpose of their visit with the PIPS staff. They mentioned that they seek to remove misconceptions existing in the West, in general, and in Britain, in particular, regarding Pakistan and the Muslims. The delegation also expressed their desire for having new ideas to develop a better... Read More

Jihadi Print Media in Pakistan: An Overview

Muhammad Amir Rana

01 April 2008

Research Article

Introduction  The  media  had  played  an  important  role  during  the  Soviet  invasion  of  Afghanistan  in  the  1980s.  The manner  in  which  the  media  projected  the  conflict  boosted  the  image  of  the  Mujahideen and  glorified their  activities,  helping  them  gain  moral  and  economic... Read More

A Holistic Approach urged to Counter Radicalization

26 March 2008


Laila Bokhari, a PIPS Advisory Board member and a political analyst and researcher with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), visited the Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), Islamabad, on March 25, 2008. She discussed with the PIPS team the phenomenon of radicalization in Pakistan and prospects of de-radicalization. She stressed upon the need of evolving a holistic approach to comprehend the current wave of radicalization and extremism in... Read More

PIPS Dialogue on Elections 2008

16 February 2008


The country may get into a critical situation if the elections are rigged, warned Dr. Sohail Mahmood – Professor and former Head of the Department of Politics & International Relations, International Islamic University, Islamabad – while addressing a dialogue held on Elections 2008 by Pak Institute of Peace Studies (PIPS) on 8th February.   He made a plea to all of the stake-holders to take steps for ensuring a free, fair and transparent polling arguing democratic... Read More

The New Meanings of Peace after 9/11, 2001

08 February 2008


Dr. Jamal Eddine Benhayoun, Professor at Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tetouan, Morocco and PIPS advisory board member are congregating the scholars from all over the world at Tetuan, Morocco on 19-21 June 2008 to share the new meanings of peace in post 9/11 context.   The key themes of the conference would be: 1) The culture of peace in the post-9/11 world 2) Peace and democracy 3) Peace and public policy 4) Peace and... Read More

PIPS researcher attended training session at ICPVTR, Singapore

25 January 2008


PIPS researcher Mujtaba Rathore visited the International Centre of Political Violence & Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore for a 2-week long Research Analyst Training from 14 January to 25 January 2008. The training course included the presentations of ICPVTR research staff focusing the research design and methodologies and global terrorism.  ... Read More

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