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New Issue: Conflict and Peace Studies (Jan-Jun 2015)


The Spring 2015 issue of PIPS research journal ‘Conflict and Peace Studies’ has been published. This is the fourth biannual issue of C&PS, which has been published as a quarterly publication since 2008.
This issue of the journal contains three research papers, two backgrounders, two comments, and one regional view.
The first paper by Mujtaba Rathore delves deep in the subject of madrassa reforms in Pakistan, noticing that the post-Peshawar attack debate generate on regulating madrassas is seen as similar to the previous one.
The journal also covers the debate on drone attacks in Pakistan: Asmatullah Wazir brings to discussion the different angles through which the drone operations are approached, while Zeeshan-ul-Hassan Usmani attempts to revisit the accuracy of drone attack.
Experts Farhan Zahid and Andrew McGregor narrate the history of Jundullah, partly by exploring the histories of their top leadership.
Azam Khan and Aamir Saeed assesses the performance of the National Action Plan by consulting the performance report on NAP the government released in April 2015, along with interviewing experts.
The latest issue of the journal also takes stock of Yemen crisis. In the opening comment, Muhammad Ismail Khan summarized the gamut of debates in the joint session of the parliament. Journalist Shahzad Raza, wonders if the crisis is another example of Pakistan plunging into yet another proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the repercussions of which will be felt by Pakistanis.
In the regional view, researcher Ahmad Khan's paper captures the views of Pakistan's political and religious parties on the country’s relations with India.

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