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Summer 2013,Volume XIII, Number 2

Pakistan’s ‘Regional Pivot’ and the Endgame in Afghanistan

Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmad

After a long and costly war, Afghanistan is on its way to an uncertain security and political transition ahead of NATO’s military exit by the end of 2014.

A Retrospective Perspective on Pakistan-United States Relations: 1947-1977

Dr. Zulfqar Khan

The paper attempts to analyse the raison d’être of Pakistan’s foreign policy, which has been to sustain its independence and territorial integrity that was repeatedly threatened

Deterrence Stability, Security Doctrines and Escalation Control in South Asia

Khurshid Khan

The phrase deterrence stability is a theoretical concept, which cannot be measured in tangible terms. Concerning the term deterrence, Henry Kissinger once remarked,

Pakistan-Russia Relations: Progress, Prospects and Constraints

Muhammad Hanif

In the Cold War period relations between Pakistan and the then USSR remained generally uneasy barring some diplomatic initiatives for improvement.

Geo-Economic Imperatives of Gwadar Sea Port and Kashgar Economic Zone for Pakistan and China

Dr. Shabir Ahmad Khan

Nations design and pursue different strategies in international relations to advance and safeguard their economic interests.

IPRI Studies

Advancing Defence Cooperation in Asia Pacific: India’s Emerging Role

Muhammad Munir

Indian Great Power Aspirations: An Analysis

Usman Ghani & Khalid Chandio

The International Divide on Syria and Pakistan

Maria Syed

Afghanistan Drawdown and Regional Security

Muhammad Nawaz Khan and Saira Rehman

 The Developing Eight: Functions, Challenges and Prospects

Air Commodore (Retd) Khalid Iqbal TI (M)

Book Reviews

Insights on Insecurity in Pakistan

Manzar Zaidi

Bilateralism, Multilateralism and Asia-Pacific Security: Contending Cooperation

William T.Tow and Brendan Taylor

Iran & the Bomb: Nuclear Club Busted

Ghani Jafar & Shams-uz-Zaman

Pakistan Fights Extremism and Terrorism

Dr. Umbreen Javaid

China and the Middle East: From Silk Road to Arab Spring

Muhamad S. Olimat

Regional Environment Issues: Water and Disaster Management

Tomislav Delinic and Nischal N. Pandey

Jinnah: Myth and Reality

Yasser Latif Hamdani

IPRI Conferences

  • Pakistan-India Trade Cooperation: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Pakistan-China Economic Relations with Special Focus on Thar Coal, Kashgar Special Economic Zone and Gwadar Sea Port
  • Geopolitical and Economic Imperatives of IP and TAPI Gas Pipelines
  • Solutions for Energy Crisis in Pakistan
  • Pakistan-Russia Relations: Emerging Strategic and Economic Dynamics


  • President Zardari and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Decided to Vigorously Pursue the Iran Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project
  • Message of Prime Minister, Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Pakistan Day March 23, 2013)
  • Joint Statement — Deepening Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation between the People’s Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (2013-05-23)
  • President Barack Obama’s Speech at National Defence University
  • Overview of the Economy (2012-2013)
  • Speech of President to The Joint Session of The Parliament June 10, 2013
  • Text of Budget Speech — Pakistan Federal Budget 2013-2014 By Federal Finance Minister, Mr. Muhammad Ishaq Dar


IPRI Publications 


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