IRS |Institute of Regional Studies

Islamabad

Current Issue

Autumn 2016

Contents
  • Revocation of the Indus Waters Treaty: Implications .... (3-22)
    Asma Yaqoob
  • The Origin and Development of People-to-People Contacts between India and Pakistan .... (23-43)
    Saeed Ahmed Rid
  • Generous yet Unpopular: Developmental versus Political Role of Post-9/11 US Aid in Pakistan .... (44-65)
    Murad Ali, Glenn Banks & Nigel Parsons
  • The Divergent Plane of Interests: Security and Counter-terrorism Dynamics of Central Asia .... (66-85)
    Muhammad Zubair Iqbal & Adam Saud


Archives

Summer 2016 , Spring 2016 , Winter 2015-16

Summer 2016

Contents
  • Sino-Indian Security Dilemma in the Indian Ocean: Revisiting the String of Pearls Strategy .... (3-28)
    Sidra Tariq
  • Awami League’s Politics of Vengeance 29-53 Maryam Mastoor
  • China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Implications for Bangladesh .... (54-74)
    Md. Safiqul Islam and Tang Qingye
  • Evolution of Israel’s Nuclear Programme: Implications in Post-Iran Nuclear Deal Era .... (75-98)
    Shams uz Zaman


Spring 2016

Contents
  • INDIA-PAKISTAN CONFRONTATION: WHAT HAS CHANGED ABOUT INDIAN-HELD KASHMIR SINCE 1947?
    ASMA YAQOOB
  • SINO-AFGHAN TIES
    HUMERA IQBAL
  • THE FIRST ENLARGEMENT OF SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION AND ITS IMPLICATIONS
    NABILA JAFFER
  • MULTIPLE FACTORS BEHIND EXTREMISM AND MILITANCY: A CASE STUDY OF SWAT, PAKISTAN
    MURAD ALI
  • THE THREAT OF ISIS IN AFGHANISTAN: AN OVERSTATEMENT
    MAHRUKH HASAN


Winter 2015-16

Contents
  • Drug abuse: global vs south asian trends with special refernce to india and pakistan .... (3-25)
    Syed imran sardar
  • India's evolving strategies maritime thought: blue water aspirations and challenges .... (26-47)
    muhammad azam khan, aiysha safdar
  • India's grand nuclear strategy: a road towards deployment of ballistic missile defence system .... (48-64)
    Zafar khan
  • Iran's Nuclear deal: Global responses and implications .... (65-87)
    Amir jan
  • Studying the difficult poise: sino-pak efforts to counter the growing us role in south asia
    muhammad zubair iqbal


Quarterly Journal

Regional Studies is a quarterly journal. It is Higher Education Commission Recognized peer-reviewed journal. It covers a wide spectrum including foreign and internal affairs, economy and industry, science and technology, sociocultural aspects and security related issues. The countries that fall within the purview of the study are India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives in South Asia, Afghanistan, Iran and the Gulf States in Southwest Asia and five republics of Central Asia, beside China and Indian Ocean.