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Tolerating the values of diversity and pluralism can help resolve the prevailing socio-political and ideological ambiguities in Pakistan which not only create discord among people but also make it difficult to counter the perils....

States have failed to evolve comprehensive counter-radicalization and de-radicalization responses and strategies because of their largely security-centric approaches and less emphasis on dealing with extremism and...

There are some similarities and several differences between the situations in Pakistan recent years and the state of...

The religious radicals and extremists in Pakistan use Islam as a tool to achieve their vested political goals and objectives. To get politico-ideological...

The Arab Spring, a recent wave of civil uprisings and demonstrations in the Arab countries, hasnot received much attention in Pakistan. Pakistani...

The People in Pakistan have a common tendency to use radical rhetoric when discussing other religions, sects, nations, and people, whereas when it comes down to their practical behavior, the majority of Pakistanis are still moderate. The majority of the people in Pakistan do not have...

A 15-member delegation of Afghan students, lectures and representatives of the National Center for Policy Research (NCPR) from Kabul University visited Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) on November 16, 2011. Headed by Nicole Birtsch, chairperson of Peace Studies Department at Kabul ...

The recent spate of popular unrest and uprisings in the Arab world has generated a number of binary views among the masses who consider it a revolution, since for the first time in the history of Middle East people have raised their voices against the repressive and authoritarian ruling regimes. However ...

Pak Institute for Peace Studies conducted a roundtable on conflict in Balochistan on 4th February 2011 in Islamabad. The participant speakers included political leaders from Balochistan, representatives of civil society and development organizations, media persons and scholars. PIPS Director ...

The 11 percent downturn in overall incidents of violence and terrorism in 2010 does not suggest that the security situation in Pakistan has improved. This declining trend in violence would be short-lived in absence of a comprehensive, all-inclusive and long-term counter-terrorism strategy...........

The international law allows the civilian victims of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan to take the matter to the court of law. If the drone strikes are proven unlawful by the U.N., international court of justice or the U.S. Supreme Court, the. ...........

The issue of human rights violations in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) neither receives attention of world human rights organizations...........

Violent tendencies are increasing in Pakistan as compared to other Muslim countries. Though people are against Taliban but they do not openly ...........

The US media was “set up to fail” by the Bush administration as it prepared to invade Iraq in March 2003. This was stated by Katherine Brown, a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University’s Department of Communications, during a presentation at Pak Institute for Peace Studies on July 2, 2010...........

Despite the phenomenal rise of radical ideologies in Pakistan, the country lacks an empirical knowledge base to form counter-strategies. These observations were shared with a visiting high profile European delegation ...........

Pakistani litterateurs and intellectuals have an important role to counter extremism in the society. They are not only well aware of the phenomenal increase of extremist trends and its various manifestations; they...........

Alienation, deprivation and marginalization coupled with three parallel and isolated education systems are the driving factors of youth radicalization in Pakistan, said Moeed Yusuf a Pakistani political analyst and researcher. ...........

“European Union is a proper answer to endemic conflicts, which had been tearing the European subcontinent since times immemorial. The South Asian...........

The availability and development of water resources in Pakistan is gradually turning into a crisis and has reached at the level of inter-provincial conflict which needs to be resolved immediately. Besides water conveyance ...........

Pakistan needs an internal discourse without which it can neither compete extremism nor terrorism at state and societal level. Alternative ...........

“To muddle through all the problems like terrorism, radicalization, poverty and energy crisis that Pakistan is currently facing requires a policy shif ...........

In the Middle East, militant jihadi groups have proven quite good at providing a focal point for existing grievances, but have been quite bad at taking this to the next level and offering people something in return for their support...........

“The Af-Pak policy of Obama administration envisions many new things for the region, particularly Afghanistan, and there are a lot of ideas floating around Washington. But the problem with these new ideas is three-fold. First...........

“Efforts and strategies to counter insurgency and terrorism can be successful only when the local police and other law enforcement agencies will cooperate ...........

“The US leads the global war against terrorism, however, it has very limited role to play in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The US should not or cannot deploy its forces in FATA, and such deployment is itself ...........

Pak Institute for Peace Studies invited renowned journalist, Saleem Safi, to speak on the “Current situation in FATA and NWFP.” What follows is a ...........

“The security challenges to Pakistan in the form of religious extremism, terrorism and radicalization, are internal and real, which if...........

“There is need to create harmony and consensus in the society and the political forces to combat radicalization and extremism as their threat is rapid ...........

“The second and the third generations of the immigrants into Europe, including UK, France, Netherlands and Denmark etc., are suffering from identity ...........

“Radicalization is a state of mind or ideology that is not static. It is linked with extremism and terrorism when it comes to achieve its ...........

Radicalization is as an ongoing phenomenon and to define it there is need to look at the theoretical interpretations of the subject overtime. One...........

“Radicalization is a group phenomenon where views and actions become violent in a ‘comparative perspective’. Radicalization is generally...........

The deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in Pakistani tribal areas can be addressed by building infrastructure and institutions .......

There is something more than mere psychological forces which motivates people to become terrorists. Terrorism is a strategic choice opted by...........

“Absence of constitutional means, human freedom, unequal distribution of the wealth, biased social structure and weak law and order situation...........

“Desire for revenge is also behind the violent activities. Non-violent means have been failed and something must be done. Improving domestic socioeconomic and political situation and reviewing foreign policy in terms of Afghanistan and.......

“The west has tried to look at the issue of motivation of the radicalization of youth in Pakistan from a religious lens. We need to go away from this and look...........

Radicalism is not necessarily a religious phenomenon. It can happen in any ideological or secular leaning. It is secular. In fact, when Israel was...........

The people we call radicals are alienated from rest of the society and don’t follow normative social and moral values. They are very vulnerable to be used by others. At the same time they have no motive of their own...................

“The principle of educating people of their human rights is to make them understand that they are not just ordinary entities or creations but rather, they are beings with human rights and human dignity,” said Jhune.................

“Fingerprints of two persons don’t match. Irises of two persons don’t match. Similarly, psyches of different people do not match. Every................

“The decisions and actions taken by the government, and the statements issued by President Zardari and the Prime Minister, show that the government favors a win-win situation for all of the stake-holders – Pakistan, India...............

Seven years have passed after the incident of 9/11. international players, led by the US, have been issuing statements as well as making misdirected attempts to address the phenomenon of radicalization in Pakistan and..............

Failed policies and poor strategic choices have overstretched the American military and economy, argues Anatol Lieven, Professor at the Department of War Studies, Kings College, London. The professor visited Pakistan.............

“Countering terrorism in Pakistan is a generational task because the masses and the rulers, both, have to be educated,” said Shabana Fayyaz, Assistant Professor at the Department of Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University............

Peter Bergen, renowned counter-terrorism expert and a member of PIPS advisory board, made a visit to PIPS head office in Islamabad on 14 July 2008. He was accompanied by Eason Jordon, CEO AfPax. Mr. Peter Bergin briefed...........

Laila Bokhari, a PIPS Advisory Board member and a political analyst and researcher with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), visited the Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), Islamabad, on March ...........

The Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) arranged a dialogue with Mr. Stig Toft Madsen, a famous Danish researcher associated with Nordic Institute of Asian Studies on December 17, 2007 in Islamabad... The Pak Institute ...........

A 12-member delegation of British nationals including some British-Pakistanis visited Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) Lahore office on May 1, 2007. Their visit was a part of the ‘Projecting British Muslims’ programme...........

Most of the theoretical literature on terrorism mainly deals with theoretical aspects of religion and religious violence (in the sense that religion is danger), and not its practicalities and possible ways out – dealing with..........
 

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