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Building an Empirical Knowledge base is Imperative to Counter-radicalization in Pakistan


25 May 2010

Despite the phenomenal rise of radical ideologies in Pakistan, the country lacks an empirical knowledge base to form counter-strategies. These observations were shared with a visiting high profile European delegation of academics, practitioners and community lobbyists on 24 May 2010 here at PIPS. The delegation was comprised of Dr. Harald Weilnböck, a psychotherapist by profession and one of the leading European experts on radicalization, Alan Weston, associated with the European... Read More

9/11 Changed the Perceptions of Americans about Pakistan


04 May 2010

“In Pak-US relations, 9/11 serves as water shed event which changed the perceptions of many Americans towards Pakistani Diaspora in US. It not only enhanced the feelings of hatered and mistrust between the two communities but also became a strong reason for imposing restriction on Muslims’ religious freedom in US”. These were the thoughts of Miss. Rabia Zafar--a PhD student at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford and an internee at Pak Institute for Peace... Read More

Taliban Insurgency is Thriving in FATA noted PIPS' New book


19 April 2010

After September 11, 2001 the militant networks have become stronger and well entrenched in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan (FATA); while the militant economy has surpassed the volume of $ 6bn per annum. The dynamics of insurgency in FATA is very complex and intertwined with the recent developments in Afghanistan and thus have far reaching consequences for the regional security situation. In these circumstances a significant change in the mindset of Pakistani military... Read More

Pakistani Litterateurs have an Alternative Narrative to Counter-Extremism


19 April 2010

Pakistani litterateurs and intellectuals have an important role to counter extremism in the society. They are not only well aware of the phenomenal increase of extremist trends and its various manifestations; they also hold better solutions and comprehensive recommendations for the culmination of extremism.  These views were expressed by the participants in a dialogue on “Intellectual’s Response to Extremism in Pakistan” organized by Pak Institute for Peace Studies on... Read More

Youth Radicalization in Pakistan. A Session with Mr. Moeed Yusuf


10 March 2010

Alienation, deprivation and marginalization coupled with three parallel and isolated education systems are the driving factors of youth radicalization in Pakistan, said Moeed Yusuf a Pakistani political analyst and researcher. “The youth lies at the heart of the debate of radicalization in Pakistan. Being the only nuclear power of the Muslim world and the second largest Muslim populated country, Pakistan’s future direction is of vital concern for the West. To save the future... Read More

South Asia can Learn from EU’s Oriental Approach for Resolving Long-Standing Inter-State Conflicts.


13 February 2010

“European Union is a proper answer to endemic conflicts, which had been tearing the European subcontinent since times immemorial.  South Asian states can learn from EU oriental approach to pave the way of resolving long-standing inter-state conflicts.” These views were expressed by Prof. Krzysztof Byrski, a renowned Polish expert on South Asian Affairs at a lecture organized by the Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) at its premises on 9 February.... Read More

Policy Dialogue on “Militants’ Media and its Trends in Pakistan”


04 December 2009

The Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) organized a policy dialogue on “Militant Media and its Trends in Pakistan” on 17 December 2009 in Islamabad. In his introductory remarks, PIPS director Mr. Amir Rana said the dialogue was the third and final event of a series of seminars to seek expert opinion on a PIPS research report titled “Understanding Militants’ Print Media in Pakistan and its Impact”.  The report mapped the... Read More

Assessing the Reporting, Approach and Impact of Militants’ Print Media in Pakistan


23 November 2009

An analysis of militants’ media in Pakistan evading discussion on the role of the mainstream media will not be a true description of the ‘narrative’ being pursued and promoted by the former. It is really hard to skip over the opinion that has been repeated throughout this seminar that a part of Pakistan’s mainstream media has been manifesting an approach that is very close to the militants’ media, and media barons of Pakistan can’t be excluded from this... Read More

A Session on Water Crisis in Pakistan


05 November 2009

The availability and development of water resources in Pakistan is gradually turning into a crisis and has reached at the level of inter-provincial conflict which needs to be resolved immediately. Besides water conveyance system losses the opposition to mega water storage projects is another critical factor adding to depletion of water resources. There is immense need of political consensus along with internal conflict resolution mechanisms to address the water crisis in Pakistan for making... Read More

Understanding the ‘Jihad Print Media’ in Pakistan and its Impact


26 October 2009

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) conducted a national seminar on Understanding the ‘Jihad Print Media’ in Pakistan and its impact on 20 October in Islamabad. The seminar brought together a large number of media representatives, scholars and academics to discuss and comment on PIPS’ recently produced report on the subject. Dr. Tariq Rehman, Director National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad chaired the seminar while Mr. Zafarullah... Read More

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