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A game changer in Tehran?

By Syeda Mamoona Rubab This week, Pakistan and Iran agreed to strengthen their border security regime to deal with a deadly mix of terrorist groups, religious militants, drug smugglers, human traffickers and criminals along their 950-kilometre long border the two countries share. These are the...

Iran & Pakistan: A Complicated Relationship

The history of Iran - Pakistan relations has had certain distinct features and characteristics over the past   seven decades.   The two, in the initial phase of their relationship,   had an immensely  cooperative  relationship.   Iran was the first country to extend  recognition to Pakistan. The ...

Khan in Tehran

An agreement on the ferry service between Karachi and Chahbahar ports is likely to be finalised during the prime minister’s trip to Iran, writes Syeda Mamoona Rubab Prime Minister Imran Khan will travel to Iran between April 21 and April 22 for a much awaited...

Report of Roundtable with Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour, Iranian Scholar on Contemporary Issues

On December 20, 2017 Islamabad Policy Institute (IPI) hosted a round-table discussion with Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour, an Iranian scholar based at Center for International Research and Education, Tehran. Prof. Syed Sajjad Shabbir, Executive Director IPI, chaired the discussion. In his opening remarks Prof. Bukhari welcomed...

Report of Lecture by Iranian Scholar Dr Sadollah Zarei on ‘Prospects of Pak-Iran Cooperation for Regional Peace and Security’

On November 5, 2017 Islamabad Policy Institute (IPI) hosted a lecture by Dr Sadollah Zarei, President Andishe Sazan-e Noor on ‘Prospects of Pakistan-Iran Cooperation for Regional Peace and Security’. Prof. Syed Sajjad Shabbir, Executive Director IPI, chaired the event, while Chairman National Assembly’s Standing...

Putin Plans to Stay Long in Middle East

By Hussain Abid Russian President, Vladimir Putin, is proving himself to be a crafty and shrewd statesman. His two-decade rule has brought Russia not only internal stability, ridding it of petty squabbles, but has made it to reemerge as a major power in global politics....

Kurdish Referendum in Iraq

Iraqi Kurds voted in a very controversial non-binding referendum to split from Baghdad on 25 September. 72 percent out of the 8.4 million strong Kurdish population partook in the referendum and 92.7 percent voted ‘yes’. Iraqi central government under Haider al-Abadi has refused to...

A shift in Saudi Foreign Policy?

By Hussain Abid & Sajid Ali There is increasing indication that a rapprochement between Iran and Saudi Arabia is imminent. Such indications are given credence with the announcement of Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif that after Haj (Muslim Pilgrimage) diplomatic visits could possibly be exchanged...

Qatar Crisis: Prognosis and Pakistan’s Dilemma

Sajid Ali On June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and UAE severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, ending their trade with it and imposing an unannounced embargo. They accused Qatar of sponsoring terrorism by supporting groups like Hezbollah, ISIS and Muslim Brotherhood and undermining regional...
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