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The Advanced Contemporary Affairs

(Book 91)
ISBN 978-969-588-367-2
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Advisory Board
Dr Hasan-Askari Rizvi
Political and Defence Analyst
Dr Farooq Hasnat
Middle East specialist
Middle East Centre Washington DC
Dr Nilofer Mehdi
Analyst Pakistan Foreign Policy
Dr Maqsud al Hasan Nuri
Analyst Central Asia, Afghanistan and the Gulf
Former President & Senior Research Fellow, Islamabad Policy Research Institute
(IPRI)
Dr A Z Hilali
Analyst South Asian Security
Dean of Contemporary Studies National Defence University, Islamabad
Dr Mansoor Akbar Kundi
Vice Chancellor, Gomal University, D I Khan
Dr Muhammad Ahsan
Analyst Muslim World & International Political Economy
Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal
Analyst Nuclearization
Dr Nauman Zafar
University of Indiana, USA
Analyst Pakistan US Relations
Dr Zahid Anwer
Analyst Russia & Central Asia
Guo Xiaobing
Fellow, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, Beijing
Faiza Mir
Analyst Balochistan & Tribal Areas

CONTENTS
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PART ONE
INTERNATIONAL
AFFAIRS
1 The Islamic State: 1
al-Qaeda
. From
Affiliate
to
Caliphate
Ahmed S. Hashim
2 Obama Visit to 1
. New Delhi Stirs 1
Islamabads
Scramble
to
Compete
Amy Calfas
3 The Intersection of
. Three Crises

1
3

Reva Bhalla
4 Shale oil and its
. Impact on World

1
5

M Imtiaz Shahid
5 The Shale Oil 1
. Revolution is in 7
Danger
Shawn Tully
6 Five Bad Options
. for Gaza
Daniel Byman
7 Foreign Policy and
. Domestic
Constraints:
A
Conceptual
Account
Mubeen Adnan
8 China: The Post. Responsible
Power
Yong Deng
9 Obama's
Libya
. Debacle: How a
Well-Meaning
Intervention Ended
in Failure
Alan J. Kuperman

1
9
2
7

3
8
4
5

1 The Geopolitics of 5
0 U.S.-Cuba
1
. Relations
George Friedman

PART TWO
ASIAN AFFAIRS

India-Pakistan Relations:
Does Modi Matter?
Frederic Grare

56

12.

Peace with Neighbours: Theory and Practice


Dr. Muhammad Hafeez

63

13.

The Impact of the Islamic State in Asia


Ahmed S. Hashim

71

14.

The Impact of the Islamic State on Pakistan


Muhammad Amir Rana

81

15.

Changing Regional Context Beyond 2016: Pakistan-Afghanistan


Relations

85

Senator Afrasiab Khattak


16.

New Great Game: Players, Interests, Strategies and Central Asia


Qamar Fatima & Sumera Zafar

88

17.

Tea Leaves for Tanks A Study of Trade Links, Peace and


Perceptions in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Iran
Ayesha Siddiqa, Ali Arqam, Aoun Abbas Sahi & Farid Kasi

107

18.

Post-2014 Afghanistan: Likely Scenarios and Impact on Pakistan


Prof. Dr. Adnan Sarwar Khan

138

19.

The Role of Neighbours in Stabilizing Afghanistan: Focus on Iran


and Pakistan
Didier Chaudet

142

20.

Thaw in Iran-US Relations: Opening of Chahbahar Trade Link and


its Impact on Pakistan
Dr. Nazir Hussain

151

21.

Pak-China Economic Corridor: The Hopes and Reality


Aarish U. Khan

155

PART THREE
PAKISTAN AFFAIRS
22.
23.
24.

Pakistan in 2015: A Forecast


Salma Malik
Pakistans Traditional and Non-Traditional Challenges
Air Commodore (R) Khalid Iqbal
National Policy for Internal Security
Standing Committee on National Security Committee

166
182
200

25.

National Internal Security Policy of Pakistan: A Cogent Counter


Terrorism Policy?
Khawaja Khalid Farooq

208

26.

Terrorism in Pakistan: Causes & Remedies


Muhammad Irshad

211

27.

Pakistani Taliban in Turmoil


Ihsanullah Tipu Mehsud and Qayum Khan

221

28.

Evolution of Sectarianism in Pakistan: A Threat to the State and


Society
M. Nadeem Shah

229

29.

Towards the De-radicalization of Pakistani Society: The Need for a


Balanced and Progressive Education System
Manzoor Ahmed Abbasi

240

30.

Educational Approach to Character Building: A Paradigm Shift


Muhammad Ayoob Sheikh & Zareen Abbassi

248

31.

Predominant Narratives Shaping Education in Pakistan: Historical


and Sociological Perspectives
Al-Karim Datoo

260

32.

Good Governance in Pakistan: Problems and Possible Solutions


Alvi Nabeel Ahmed & Ansari Basit

262

33.

Assessment of the Quality of Democracy in Pakistan: June 2013


December 2014
PILDAT

273

34.

The Road to Pakistans Dismemberment: 1971


Maryam Mastoor

305

35.

The European Union


Environment?

321

as a Part

of

Dr. Markus Kaim

Pakistans Strategic

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Editor in Chief

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