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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

Political Instability as a factor of Extremism in Pakistan & Suggestions to Counter it


09 October 2009

Pakistan needs an internal discourse without which it can neither compete extremism nor terrorism at state and societal level.  Alternative discourse is the need of hour, argued Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa Agha,  an independent security analyst and strategic affairs expert and the author of several books including Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy,  while addressing a seminar “Political Instability as a factor of Extremism in Pakistan & Suggestions to... Read More

Tribes and Militants in the Arab World


02 September 2009

In the Middle East, militant jihadi groups have proven quite good at providing a focal point for existing grievances, but have been quite bad at taking this to the next level and offering people something in return for their support, argued Sarah Phillips who is an Associate Lecturer at the Centre for Security Studies at Sydney University, Australia. She was addressing a session organized by the Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS)at islamabad on August 27, 2009.... 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

Cooperation between Law Enforcement Agencies Can Make Counter-terrorism Strategies Effective


23 July 2009

“Efforts and strategies to counter insurgency and terrorism can be successful only when the local police and other law enforcement agencies will cooperate,” said Hassan Abbas, author of Pakistan’s Drift into Extremism, addressing a seminar on “Counter-Terrorism Strategy: Need for Police Reforms” on July 23, 2009 organized by the Pak Institute for peace Studies (PIPS), Islamabad at its premises. Many of the police officers in Pakistan say... Read More

America Has Limited Role to Play in FATA: Joshua T. White


22 July 2009

“The US leads the global war against terrorism, however, it has very limited role to play in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The US should not or cannot deploy its forces in FATA, and such deployment is itself a bad idea. It is principal task of Pakistan to counter the militants in that region. But there are few things which can be done by the US to support Pakistani forces fighting in FATA. It can provide border trainings to the... Read More

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