Pakistan: Monitoring the Key Regional Powers (October 1 to December 16, 2014)
31 December 2014
The purpose of this series of quarterly monitoring reports (2014) is to monitor and track the actions as well as public statements of five key STAP RP regional actors (India, Iran, Russia, China, SaudiArabia) on Pakistan; the development of, and their participation in relevant international and regional discussion meetings, including the Istanbul Process, Heart of Asia, RECCA, SCO; the five key regionalactorsâ€™ economic decisions and agreements, including, but not limited to,... Read More
PaPakistan: Monitoring the Key Regional Powers (July 1 to September 30, 2014)
01 October 2014
Jointly produced by PIPS and Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, famous as CIDOB, this quarterly monitoring brief (December 15, 2013 to March 31, 2014) tracks the actions as well as public statements of five key STAP RP regional actors (India, Iran, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia) on Pakistan. A part of CIDOBÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s program, Ã¢â‚¬Å“the Sources of Tension (SoTs),Ã¢â‚¬Â... Read More
A 15-Member Afghan Delegation Visits PIPS
18 November 2011
A 15-member delegation of Afghan students, lectures and representatives of the National Center for Policy Research (NCPR) from Kabul University visited Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) on November 16, 2011. Headed by Nicole Birtsch, chairperson of Peace Studies Department at Kabul University, the delegation was invited to a two-day visit to Pakistan by Konard Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), a political foundation of Germany working in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The... Read More
PIPS Launches Pak-Afghan Media Collaboration Initiative with Kabul Moot
09 March 2011
Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) launched an initiative aimed at enhancing bilateral media contacts and co-operation between Afghan and Pakistani journalists and media organisation by holding Afghanistan-Pakistan Media Dialogue at Kabul on February 21-22, 2011. PIPS has partnered with The Killid Group (TKG) of Afghanistan to improve co-operation between the electronic and print media of Pakistan and Afghanistan and arrange training for journalists to improve the... Read More
PIPS Publications: ‘Arabs in Afghan Jihad’ hits Bookstalls
28 May 2007
‘Arabs in Afghan Jihad’ (by Muhammad Amir Rana and Mubasher Bukhari) is a first-ever research effort to outline and comprehend the role of Arab mujahideen and Arab Charities during anti-Soviet jihad in Afghanistan. The entire research work is based on primary sources. Besides identifying and elaborating the interaction of Arab Mujahideen with the Pakistani and Afghan jihadi forces and groups, this book also discusses in length the training operatives, camps, geo-strategic locations... Read More
Af-Pak Policy: Prospects for Regional Stability
23 July 2009
“The Af-Pak policy of Obama administration envisions many new things for the region, particularly Afghanistan, and there are a lot of ideas floating around Washington. But the problem with these new ideas is three-fold. First these ideas are mostly mutually incompatible and can’t be combined or are difficult to combine. Secondly, no body has a clear idea about what they need in detail to implement these ideas, and thirdly how the critical regional players... Read More
German scholar Dr. Reetz argues Pakistan can benefit from changing regional dynamics
04 December 2015
A visiting German professor Dr. Dietrich Reetz argued that the world is increasingly moving from Cold War binary to a multipolar world, which will give room to geo-economics instead of geo-politics. This phenomenal change has provided a market place for competitive projects. Pakistan should adjust its interests accordingly.
Dr. Reetz expressed these views during a discussion “Pakistan between South and Central Asia: Bridge or Stumbling Block?” organized by Pak Institute for... Read More
Afghan delegation brainstorms Pak-Afghan media ties at PIPS office
10 December 2015
A three-member delegation from Afghanistan visited PIPS office in Islamabad, to learn about the need and avenues of Pakistan-Afghanistan media-to-media ties.
The delegation included Mr. Abdul Farid, Mr. Sayed Najib Asil, and Mr. Reza Akbari, who worked at Tolo TV, Afghanistan’s popular television network.
The meeting noted how Pakistan and Afghanistan have many similarities. Merely because of sharing border, Afghans, in tough times, look towards Pakistan. The... Read More
“Direct engagement between Pakistan and Afghanistan is required”: Launch of PIPS Study
24 June 2016
On 22 June 2016, Pak Institute for Peace Studies launched a comprehensive study reviewing Pakistan’s relations with Afghanistan, participated by well-attended audience including political leaders, civil society activists, diplomats, students, and journalists.
In early 2016, PIPS solicited commentaries from practitioner and academics in Pakistan on different aspects of Pakistan-Afghanistan relations. The basic question was as to what often goes wrong in the smooth functioning of the... Read More