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Winter 2013,Volume XIII, Number 1

Research Articles

Strategic Ideology of al Qaeda

Syed Manzar Abbas Zaidi

The author dwells on al Qaeda’s ideological prowess and argues that despite its weakened military position it cannot be defeated on the strength of arms alone.    

International Non-Proliferation Regime: Pakistan and Indian Perspectives

Muhammad Sadiq

Discussing current trends in international non-proliferation regime the writer examines if India and Pakistan can be integrated into this system.                                                                                                                                    

Pakistan’s Contribution to Global War on Terror after 9/11

Dr. Hidayat Khan   

The paper weighs the losses Pakistan has suffered as a front line state in the “war on terror” against the “Do More” stance of its thankless partners.

Pakistan and Shanghai Cooperation Organization

 Dr. Zahid Ali Khan

Pakistan’s full membership of SCO would help improve its relations with countries of the region as the policies of the organization are in consonance with the former’s aspirations. Pakistan just can’t stay aloof from SCO, argues the author.

Media and Militancy: Case Study of Use of FM Radio by Taliban in Swat

Sajjad Malik

This interesting study traces how the Taliban rose to power in Swat through the effective use of the FM radio.


IPRI Studies

Countering Extremism through Sufi Practices

Air Cdre (Retd) Khalid Iqbal

Efficacy of Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) in India-Pakistan Relations

Saman Zulfqar

People’s Role in Good Governance: A Case Study of Pakistan

Maria Syed

Pakistan-Russia Rapprochement and Current Geo-Politics

Muhammad Nawaz Khan & Beenish Altaf


IPRI Conferences    

  • Rights of Religious Minorities in South Asia: Learning from Mutual Experiences
  • Potential and Prospects of Pakistani Diaspora
  • Pakistan-Brazil Relations: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Pakistan’s Internal Challenges and Response
  • Future of Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations
  • Water and Energy Security in Pakistan: The Way Forward


Book Reviews

Until My Freedom Has Come  & Curfewed NightSanjay Kak, ed. and Basharat Peer144Conflict and Insecurity in Balochistan

Safdar Sial

Islam through Western Eyes: From the Crusades to the War on Terrorism

Jonathan Lyons


  • Policy Guidelines on Export of Conventional Arms
  • Joint Statement by US Secretary of State Clinton, Afghanistan Foreign Minister Rassoul, and Pakistan Foreign Minister Khar at the First Ministerial-Level Core Group Trilateral Meeting
  • Joint Statement between the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on the Occasion of the Visit to Kabul by his Excellency Raja Pervez Ashraf
  • Complete Text of President’s Speech; Fourth Extraordinary Islamic Summit Makkah-Al Mukarramah
  • Text of President’s Speech during 16th NAM Summit, Tehran, Iran
  • Joint Statement following the Meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan and the Minister of External Affairs of India
  • President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on General Debate 67th Session United Nations General Assembly
  • OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir on the Sidelines of the 67th Session of the UNGA, New York
  • President’s Speech at Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Summit, Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Charter of the Developing​-8 Organisati​on for Economic Cooperation
  • D-8’s Islamabad Declaration 2012
  • D-8 Global Vision-2012-2030
  • Joint Statement —- The Seventh Trilateral Summit of The Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Republic of Turkey
  • Speech of Raja Pervez Ashraf, Prime Minister of Pakistan, on the Occasion of Christmas 2012
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