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  • Zakhiwal, Hazrat Omar: Understanding ‘Peace’ for Afghanistan.
  • Ghani, Owais Ahmed: Beyond Routine: A Proposal for a ‘Special’ Relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  • Siddiqi, Farhan Hanif: Regional Dynamics and Implications for Afghanistan.
  • Wahidyar, Attaullah: Ingress of Non-State Actors in Afghanistan – Islamic State (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda.
  • Awan, Maj. Gen. (R) Ijaz Hussain: Effective Pak-Afghan Border Management: A Key to Security in Region.
  • Munadi, Sayed Mahdi: Capacity Evaluation of Afghan National Unity Governance: Governance, Economic Management and Security.
  • Hanif, Khawar: Financial Resources of Transnational Terrorism.
  • Weinbaum, Marvin G.: US Vision of the End-State in Afghanistan: The Obama Era and a Trump Presidency.
  • Tishchenko, Grigory: About Possible International Cooperation of Normalisation of Situation in and around Afghanistan.
  • Mousavi, Seyed Rasoul: Achieving Peace in Afghanistan: An Iranian Perspective.
  • Liu, Zongyi: Building Consensus among Major Stakeholder Countries on Afghanistan.
  • Semple, Michael: How Reconciliation and Confidence Building Measures fit into the Border Challenge of Afghan Peace-Making.

Islamabad: Islamabad Policy Research Institute 2017, 157 pages.


  • Colombage, Jayanath: Assessment of Socio-Political Trends in South Asia.
  • Volkhonsky, Boris: Pakistan and India’s SCO Membership: Potential Hurdles and Need for Political Wisdom.
  • Baral, Biswas: Climate Change and its Threats to the Sovereignty of South Asian States.
  • Chaudet, Didier: The Rise of China and Shift from Geostrategy to Geoeconomics: Impact on South Asia.
  • Wei, Zongyou: China Dream vs. America First: Is the Thucydides Trap Unavoidable?
  • Small, Andrew: Accelerating Competition: The Risk of Regional Blocs in South Asia.
  • Hussain, Syed Rifaat: Strategic Stability Challenges in South Asia.
  • Khan, Shabir Ahmed: Russia’s Changing Policy towards South Asia: Options for Pakistan.
  • Mohmand, Rustam Shah: Navigating Troubled Pathways: India’s Role in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s Apprehensions.
  • Potapenko, Vladimir: Reconciliation Process in Afghanistan: Role of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.   
  • Cheema, Pervaiz Iqbal: Resolving the Jammu and Kashmir Dispute: An Imperative for Regional Peace.
  • Wagner, Christian: The Role of Global Powers in Building a Cooperative Security Order in South Asia.

Islamabad: Islamabad Policy Research Institute 2017, 228 pages.


  • Humayun, Asaf: Pakistan’s Vision of Maritime Security and CPEC.
  • Yasinzai, Muhammad Masoom: CPEC – An Engine for Human Resource Development in Pakistan.
  • Ahmar, Moonis: Development of CPEC: Impact of Regional Cooperation to End Extremism in Pakistan.
  • Iqbal, Khuram: CPEC: A Corridor for Minimising Political Fault lines in South Asia.
  • Khan, Muhammad Alam: Pak-Iran Security and Trade Relations: Role of CPEC.

Islamabad: Islamabad Policy Research Institute 2017, 127 pages.



  • Mannoo, Kamal: The Geonomics of CPEC.
  • Hyder, Syed Irfan & Arsalan, Tazeen: Implications of CPEC for Domestic and Foreign Investments: Lack of Feasibility Studies.
  • Ahmed, Ather Maqsood: Sectoral Impacts of CPEC on Pakistan’s Economy.
  • Shafique, Saima: CPEC’s Role in Services Sector: Prospects for Pakistani Entrepreneurs and Workers.
  • Rehman, Khalid: What Does China Get Out of the Corridor?
  • Yamin, Tughral & Janjua, Iftikhar: To Join or Not to Join: The Corridor Conundrum for India.
  • Tahir, Pervez: Pak-China Ties with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka: Doubling Trade Dividends.
  • Qadir, Syed Ghulam: Afghanistan and Iran: On Board CPEC’s Lucrative Train.

Islamabad: Islamabad Policy Research Institute 2017, 119 pages.


  • Yusufzai, Rahimullah: Conceptualisation of Peace: Framework for Political Reconciliation in Afghanistan.
  • Mir, Haroun: Socio-Economic Problems of Afghanistan: Minimising the Human Cost of War.
  • Amin, Abdulbaqi: Security in Afghanistan: Challenges and Solutions.
  • Aziz, Khalid: Significance of Stability in Afghanistan for Pakistan.
  • Asif, Farhana: Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process: Progress and Prospects.
  • Felbab Brown, Vanda: The Afghanistan Challenge: US Troop Withdrawal and the Stability of Afghanistan.
  • Wang, Xu: Cooperation between China and Pakistan on the Afghan Issue.
  • Topychkanov, Petr: Russia’s Interest and Potential to Contribute towards Peace and Reconciliation in Afghanistan.
  • Iqbal, Zubair: Stakes and Role of Saudi Arabia in Afghanistan.
  • Gafarli, Orhan: Multi-Faceted Linkages between Afghanistan and Central Asian States.

Islamabad: Islamabad Policy Research Institute 2016, 150 pages.


  • Panagoda, Dayani: Building Peace: Lessons from Sri Lanka.
  • Ahmar, Moonis: A ‘Peaceful and Cooperative South Asia’: Utopian Dream or Attainable Possibility?
  • Huang, Ying: Enhancing Foreign Direct Investment in South Asia: Case of One Belt One Road and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
  • Naazer, Manzoor Ahmed: Economic Interdependence: Can Trade Promote Peace between Pakistan and India?
  • Khan, Muhammad: Conflict in Kashmir South Asia’s Albatross.
  • Zakaria, M. Nafees: Confidence Building Measures for Durable Peace in South Asia.
  • Wahidyar, Attaullah: Proposals for ‘Doable’ Peacebuilding in Afghanistan.
  • Khan, Shabir Ahmad: Prospective Roles of SCO and SAARC in South Asia’s Security.


Islamabad: Islamabad Policy Research Institute 2017, 119 pages.




  • Estrada, Marcos: Making Sense of the Borderland People’s Everyday Life and Traditions.
  • Khan, Sarfaraz: Border and Transnational Mobility across Durand Line.
  • Robotka, Bettina: Rethinking Pakistan’s Borderland: The Future of Pakistan’s Tribal Areas.
  • Hartung, Jan-Peter: Frontiers – Pieties - Resistance.
  • Khan, Mir Baiz: The Impacts of Politics on the Borderland Communities: A Case of the Isma’ili Community.
  • Ahmad, Sajjad: The Impact of the Northern Afghan-Pakistan Border’s Stability on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
  • Arif, Muhammad Iqbal Uddin: Pakhtun Women at the Crossroads of Electoral Struggle.
  • Khurshid, Ayesha: Post 9/11 Narratives of War on Terror: Renegotiating Global and Local Identities in the Reluctant Fundamentalist.

Baragali: Department of Political Science, University of Peshawar 2016, 105 pages.


The Middle East in a Changing World: A Contemporary Appraisal
Department of International Relations, University of Karachi - 2011

De-radicalization and Engagement of Youth in Pakistan
Islamabad Policy Research Institute, Islamabad - 2011.

Naveed Ahmad Tahir (ed.)
East and Central Europe: The Impact of EU Membership on Foreign Policy, Domestic Politics and Economy
Area Study Centre for Europe, University of Karachi - 2011.

Conflict Transformation and the Challenge of Peace
Department of International Relations, University of Karachi - 2011.


Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema (ed.) I Rashid Ahmad Khan (ed.) I Khalid Chandio (ed.)
Pakistan – India Peace Process. The Way Forward
Islamabad Policy Research Institute, Islamabad - 2010.

Dr. Moonis Ahmar (ed.)
The Restructuring of SAARC
Department of International Relations, University of Karachi - 2010.

Naveed Ahmad Tahir (ed.)
‘Humanitarian’, Preemptive, Punitive and Political Intervention and State Sovereignty: Varying Political, Oral and Legal Standpoints
Area Study Centre for Europe, University of Karachi - 2010.

Dr. Moonis Ahmar (ed.)
Conflict Resolution Research in South Asia
Department of International Relations, University of Karachi – 2010.

Dr. Moonis Ahmar (ed.)
Early Warning Systems: Potential for Crisis Management and Regional Cooperation
Department of International Relations, University of Karachi - 2010.

Maqsudul Hasan Nuri (ed.) I Azhar Ahmad (ed.) I Farhat Akram (ed.)
Balochistan: Rationalisation of Centre-Province Relations
Islamabad Policy Research Institute, Islamabad - 2010.

Publications in German