Media Glorification is Empowering the Radicals

10 October 2008


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


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 & Department of Political Science, Lund University, Sweden, establish collaboration

28 May 2007


Muhammad Amir Rana during his visit to SASNET, surrounded by SASNET’s Director Anna Lindberg, and Dr. Sidsel Hansson, researcher at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University. Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) has established collaboration with Department of Political Science at Lund University, Sweden. PIPS will collaborate with Department’s Asian Studies programme headed by Catrina Kinnvall, an experienced... Read More

Chinese Scholars visited PIPS

07 June 2006


Mr Zhao Shuqing, director Ethnic Minority Groups Development Research Institute of Research Development Center (EMGDRI) of the Development Research Center of State Council, China and Ms Wang Hong, deputy director visited Pakistan on PIPS’ invitation to strengthen ties between the two think tanks. PIPS and EMGDRI are working jointly to understand regional and domestic conflicts in South and Central Asia, focusing on terrorism, political violence, sectarian divides and economic and... Read More

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