PIPS researcher attended training session at ICPVTR, Singapore

25 January 2008

PIPS researcher Mujtaba Rathore visited the International Centre of Political Violence & Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore for a 2-week long Research Analyst Training from 14 January to 25 January 2008. The training course included the presentations of ICPVTR research staff focusing the research design and methodologies and global terrorism.  ... Read More

The Image of Pakistan: Perceptions, Fallacies & Realities

17 December 2007

The Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) arranged a dialogue with Mr. Stig Toft Madsen, a famous Danish researcher associated with Nordic Institute of Asian Studies on December 17, 2007 in Islamabad... The Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) arranged a dialogue with Mr. Stig Toft Madsen, a famous Danish researcher associated with Nordic Institute of Asian Studies on December 17, 2007 in Islamabad. The participants of the session- Mr. David Hansen (Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo,... Read More

Symposium: Religion and Security

17 October 2007

View of a session Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) and Institute of Ethnic Minority Groups Development Research (IEMGDR) jointly organized an international symposium on “Religion and Security” in Beijing, China, from October 16 to 18, 2007. A significant number of international scholars from... 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

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

British Delegation visited PIPS

01 May 2007

A 12-member delegation of British nationals including some British-Pakistanis visited Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) Lahore office on May 1, 2007. Their visit was a part of the ‘Projecting British Muslims’ programme, supported by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The visit of the delegation was aimed at sharing their experiences as Muslims in Britain today and paving a way to constructive dialogue and debate. In his welcome address, the... Read More

PIPS forged Partnership with ICPVTR

17 April 2007

Most of the theoretical literature on terrorism mainly deals with theoretical aspects of religion and religious violence (in the sense that religion is danger), and not its practicalities and possible ways out – dealing with religious terrorism. In these theoretical discussions, in many ways, religion itself is blamed for violent acts, e.g. religious terrorism. To suggest that religion should be obliterated seems highly inconsiderate, and hardly has any place in... 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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