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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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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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the us drone policy:

INTERNATIONAL LAW PERSPECTIVE

Cholpon Orozobekova

The paper seeks to answer the following questions. How are American drone attacks officially justified by the Obama administration? are the United States' official justifications of drone attacks compliant with international law? The paper contends that US drone operations fail to fulfill...
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The emergence of islamic state:

IMPLICATIONS FOR PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN

Masood Ur Rehman Khattak, Manzoor Khan Afridi, Husnul Amin
The spill-over of the Islamic State (IS) to South Asia would have a wide range of implications for Pakistan and its neighboring states. The IS militants would get support of the like-minded miltant organizations in Pakistan that may....
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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 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?

THE BJP'S TRACK TO TRIUMPH:A CRITICAL ANALYSIS

Yasir Masood

The political landscape of India witnessed a historical about-turn when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) decisively ended the decade-long political monopoly of the Indian National Congress (INC). It goes without saying that the unprecedented victory of the BJP in the recent elections has out-distanced even its own major success of 1998.

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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