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Pakistan Disenchanted with Prime Minister Imran Khan:

Paper No. 6593                                  Dated 10-June-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan is widely disenchanted in 2020 with PM Imran Khan who rode into office in mid-2018 rousing high expectations in Pakistan’s middle class and youth that he was the ‘messiah’ who would rid Pakistan of all its political and economic ills and deliver to this Islamic Republic a “Naya Pakistan” translated—a :New Pakistan”.

Afghan Taliban Should not be Engaged by India in any Dialogue Process.

Paper No.6587                       Dated 29-May-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India should engage the Afghan Taliban only when they make two public official statements that Kashmir is an ‘Integral Part of India’ and secondly, that Afghan Taliban is committed to the creation of Greater Afghanistan incorporating Pashtun Areas of Pakistan’s borderlands.

Pakistan & China Escalate Border Tensions with India:

Paper No. 6577                             Dated 14-May-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan and China have noticeably escalated tensions along the LOC and LAC with India in My 2020 whether by coordinated design or just inadvertently. In my assessment either way the timing of simultaneous escalations need probing.

Wuhan Virus and Pakistan: The Army takes the Leading Role:

Paper No 6556                                    Dated  2-April-2020
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
As of today, the total number of confirmed Wuhan Virus ( Covid-19) has crossed two thousand and is now at 2039.  Punjab leads with 708 cases followed by Sindh 676, Khyber Pakhtunkwa-258, Balochistan 158, Gilgit 184, Islamabad 54 and Pak Occupied Kashmir 6.  The figures are expected to rise exponentially in the next few days.
 

US Imperatives to Respect India’s Strategic Sensitivities-2019

Paper No. 6585              Dated 27-Aug-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States policy establishment long used for decades to view South Asia with Cold War mindsets which predicated according strategic equivalence to Pakistan with India despite India’s asymmetrical predominance finds the United States in 2019 inadequate in realistic appraisal of strategic imperatives for respecting India’s strategic sensitivities.

Pakistan: The Indus Water Treaty and the Hydro Politics

Paper No. 6578               Dated 3-Aug-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The Islamabad Policy Research Institute sponsored a round table Conference on 17th July on the subject of “Managing Hyphenated Climate and Water Challenge- A case study of Pakistan under the National Dialogue Series. 

The National Dialogue Series was initiated by the IPRI to facilitate cooperative solutions to major socio-economic issues and help in the formulation of broad contours of a national narrative.

PAKISTAN: PM Imran Khan’s Visit to US July 22, 2019 Aanalysed

Paper No. 6567                 Dated  17-July-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

US President Trump would be “welcoming” Pakistan PM Imran Khan for “official working visit” on July 2019 at the White House. How does one read President Trump’s invitation to Pakistan PM as only about a year ago he was severely castigating Pakistan for undermining US interests in Afghanistan? Intriguing question that arises contextually is whether this is an US ‘invitation’, or a US ‘summons’ to the Pakistan PM.

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