Established since 1982
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?..
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Regional Studies

ISSN: 0524-7988
Regional Studies is quarterly journal published by the Institute of Regional Studies. It is also Higher Education Commission . .

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Editor's Note:

Scholars who have an interest in the regional affairs are invited to contribute to the IRS journal.

Heba Al-Adawy (editor)
Saleem Raza (Asst)
Phone: 92 (051) 9204934,
Email: irseditor@yahoo.com

Spotlight (monthly publication)

PAK-CHINA ECONOMIC CORRIDOR:

THE HOPES AND REALITY

Arish U. Khan

Regional connectivity is an important element of the recently unveiled vision of 2025 of the government of Pakistan. The Pak-China Economic Corridor (PCEC) is mentioned as an integral element in realizing the potential of regional connectivity and trade.. .

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Afghanistan 2014 & BEYOND:

CHALLENGES & IMPLICATIONS FOR THE NEIGHBOURS

Humera Iqbal

Today the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) has become one of the pivots of the global geostrategic agenda. Power and resource struggles and a quest for energy security..

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TRADE LIBERALIZATION BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN:

FOCUSING DIRECT AND INDIRECT BARRIERS

Syed Imran Sardar

Despite common history, language, culture and the acknowledgement of mutual trade benefits, trade liberalization between India and Pakistan has not been materialized..

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INDIA AND CHINA IN THE INDIAN OCEAN:

A COMPLEX INTERPLAY OF GEOPOLITICS

Sidra Tariq

Today the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) has become one of the pivots of the global geostrategic agenda. Power and resource struggles and a quest for energy security..

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Focus (periodical)


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 Khan

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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