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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)

THE 16th LOK SABHA:

INDIA'S LURCH TO THE RIGHT

Heba Al- Adawy

BJP’s resounding victory marks the first time in 30 years, since the assassination of Indira Gandhi in 1984, that a single party has commanded such support across the country..

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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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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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PAK-CHINA RELATIONS:

ADDING SUBSTANCE TO SLOGAN

Aarish U. Khan

This paper attempts of document and analyze the developments in Pak-China relations from 2008 to 2013 that culminated in the return of Gwadar port operations to China..

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Focus (periodical)

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.

QUEST FOR PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN

Humera Iqbal

After more than three decades of war, Afghanistan today remains a very complex society, struggling within an unstable political and security landscape.Several years of fighting and anarchy has left it fragmented and deeply factionalized.

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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