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REGIONAL STUDIES


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.


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


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Summer 2016

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


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winter 2015-16

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



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Spring 2016

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



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2015

Summer 2015

Indian and Chinese Military Modernization - A means to Power Projection
Sidra Tariq

Great Powers Maritime Involvement in hte Indian Ocean: Implications for Pakistan's Security 
Sumeera Riaz

Accepting Nuclear India as Member of NSG: Challenges for Non-Proliferation and South Asian Strategic Stability
Zafar Ali

India-Pakistan Composite Dialogues: Challenges and implications
Amit Ranjan

Enduring India-Pakistan Rivalry: Prospects for Conflict Resolution
Dr. Rizwana Abbasi


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Winter 2014-15

Afghanistan 2014 & Beyond: Challenges & Implications for the Neighbours
Humera Iqbal

Pak-China Economic Corridor: The Hopes and Reality
Aarish U. Khan

The Road to Pakistan's Dismemberment: 1971
Maryam Mastoor

Election Commission, Electoral Reforms and Democracy in India: Lessons for Pakistan
Yasir Masood Khan


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Spring 2015

The United States Aid Relationship: A Genuine Alliance or  Marriage of Convenience?
Murad Ali, Glenn Banks, Nigel Parsons


The Dynamics of Indian Grand Strategy: Reading the Symbolic Discourse of India's Strategic Culture
Dr. Raja Muhammad Khan

The US Smart Power Strategy and Implications for Pakistan's Security          
Dr. Nazir Hussain, Bilal Zubair


Turning the Tide: Developing Cooperation on Water Resources in South Asia

Khaga Nath Adhikari


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Autumn 2015

Yarlung Tsangpro-Brahmaputra River in China-India Relations: A Case of Asymmetric Interdependenc
liu peng


Bangladesh Ties with India's North-Eastern States: Challenges of Connectivity
ABUL KALAM

The US Drone Policy Under International Law
CHOLPON OROZOBEKOVA
 

The Emergence of Islamic State: Implications for Pakistan
and AfghanisTAN
MASOOD UR REHMAN KHATTAK, MANZOOR KHAN AFRIDI, HUSNUL AMIN


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