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Regional Studies

ISSN: 0254-7988
Regional Studies is quarterly journal published by the Institute of Regional Studies. It is also Higher Education Commission . .

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Aarish U. Khan
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INDIA-PAKISTAN CONFRONTATION: 

WHAT HAS CHANGED ABOUT INDIAN-HELD KASHMIR SINCE 1947?

Asma Yaqoob, Research Analyst

This study  seeks to analyze various changes that have altered the Geo-political landscape of Indian Held Kashmir (IHK)on the global radar. In doing so, the study is set to answer the following questions: What has changed geographically, militarily, and politcally? What has been India's policy vis-a-vis IHK since 1947?, How strong is the communal divide or integration ......
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Drug Abuse Trends:

GLOBAL VS SOUTH ASIA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO INDIA & PAKISTAN

Syed Imran Sardar, Research Analyst

The paper deals with prevalent and emerging trends in illicit drug use and its implications for South Asia, particularly India and Pakistan. Study finds that the region already grappling with endemic organic drug abuse, the rise of synthetic abuse is grave and alarming.
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Iran's nuclear deal:

RESPONSES AND IMPLICATIONS

Amir Jan, Lecurer, Lasbela University
The nuclear program of Iran has been the bone of contention between Iran and the West for the last three decades. Tehran portrayed its nuclear program as only aiming to meet the energy defeciency in the country and tried to assure the international community that the uranium...
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Afghanistan 2014 & BEYOND:

CHALLENGES & IMPLICATIONS FOR THE NEIGHBOURS

Humera Iqbal, Research Analyst
The study uses a qualitative approach to analyze the contemporary transitional changes occurred in Afghanistan with the end of 2014.
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THE FIRST ENLARGEMENT OF SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION AND ITS IMPLICATIONS

Nabila Jaffer

The organization formed in 15 June 2001announced its first-ever and long-awaited enlargement on July 2015 during the 15th summit in Ufa, Russia. It officially received India and Pakistan as members and upgraded Belarus status to observer. It also added Azerbaijan, Armenia Cambodia and Nepal as new dialogue partners joining Turkey and Sri Lanka.This paper aims to analyze future implications of this expansion to South Asia.

THE ROAD TO PAKISTAN'S DISMEMBERMENT: 1971

Maryam Mastoor

On 16th December 1971, Pakistan got dismembered. East Pakistan became Bangladesh. There are various narratives about this incident. A bulk of literature has focused on 'what' happened in 1971? How many were killed? Who is to blame? However, little effort and attention have been to the question of 'why'. Why did Pakistan got dismembered?

SELECTIONS FROM REGIONAL PRESS

A fortnightly publication comprising selected clippings from the regional newspapers and periodicals, arranged subject-wise under five main heads.

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books

  • SOUTH ASIA AND CENTRAL ASIA: BUILDING ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL LINKAGES

  • GLOBAL TERRORISM: GENESIS, IMPLICATIONS, REMEDIAL & COUNTERMEASURES

  • AFGHANISTAN: UNABATED TURMOIL

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topics & region

About IRS:

The Institute of Regional Studies (IRS) is an independent, non-profit research centre devoted to the study of the region around Pakistan: South Asia, Southwest Asia (Iran, Afghanistan and the Gulf), China, Central Asia as well as the Indian Ocean region. It also studies and analyses policies of major power centers towards South Asia. The Institute was set up in March 1982. It is considered one of Pakistan's leading think tanks. The Institute covers a wide spectrum of research in foreign and internal affairs, economy and industry, science and technology. . read more >

CD's Available

All Publications, Agra Summit
14 - 16 July 2001
Agra Summit Clippings from South Asian Press
Kargil Flare-up
15 May 1999 - 13 August 2000
Coverage: Pakistani and Indian Press
Pakistan - India Peace Process
January 2004 - June 2005
In Five volumes in book form.

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