Regional and Global Security

Iran-US nuclear deal: Tehran back on track


18 May 2017

Research Article

Iran is a Middle Eastern country, sharing borders with Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Armenia. The country has been striving hard to get nuclear technology. Many states viewed in the 1990s that Iran was on the verge of achieving a civil nuclear technology. Iran’s clandestine research in both fuel enrichment and conversion raised international concerns in 2002 and 2003 that the country had gone beyond its purported peaceful purposes. Therefore, the international... Read More

Despite divisive regional scenario, CPEC can achieve goals of connectivity


01 March 2017

Events

The emerging scenario in region around Pakistan is bereft with differences, rivalry, and insecuriy, a situation likely to exacerbate under Trump administration. Even CPEC gets played in those differences. But with right set of policies, Pakistan can achieve the CPEC, with an added outcome of bridging divides. These were some of the key thoughts that emerged from a seminar on “Changing Regional Scenario and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)” held in Islamabad, organized by... Read More

“Direct engagement between Pakistan and Afghanistan is required”: Launch of PIPS Study


24 June 2016

Events

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

Pakistan in Saudi-led anti-terrorism alliance?: Background


PIPS

19 December 2015

Research Article

On 15 December, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced the formation of a military alliance against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Daesh. To the surprise of Pakistan, it too was included in the alliance. Meanwhile, Pakistani Foreign Office later clarified that it is still looking into the details of the role of Pakistan in the alliance proposal. So, is Pakistan part of the alliance? Or, is it  not? To understand the broader politics behind, do read recent insights by... Read More

Afghan delegation brainstorms Pak-Afghan media ties at PIPS office


10 December 2015

Events

    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

German scholar Dr. Reetz argues Pakistan can benefit from changing regional dynamics


04 December 2015

Events

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

Book touches upon the multi-dimensional relations between Pakistan and China


02 December 2015

Events

On November 25, 2015, Pak Institute for Peace Studies co-hosted a ceremony marking book launch on China-Pakistan friendship. The book “You and Us: Stories of China and Pakistan” is a compilation of the stories of those friendship, penned by former Chinese diplomats and officials. Speakers from both China and Pakistan appreciated the release of the book, underscoring its importance in understanding the holistic nature of friendship between the two countries. Several pointed... Read More

Pakistan: Monitoring the Key Regional Powers (October 1 to December 16, 2014)


31 December 2014

Research Article

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 regionalactors’ economic decisions and agreements, including, but not limited to,... Read More
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