- “Sense of exclusion paves way to identity politics”
- 21 attacks claimed 22 lives in Pakistan in February 2019: PIPS monthly report
- “Interaction opportunities among ethnic, religious communities required to enhance acceptance, coexistence”
- “Coexistence with different identities the way forward for peace”
- Terrorist attacks in Pakistan surge in first month of 2019: PIPS report
- Scholars called the need for studying proxy wars, warns against conflating with other conflicts
- International seminar discussed the strategic dimensions of peace, proxy warfare
- Deakin researchers will undertake a first-of-its-kind investigation into the role of regional actors in Afghanistan and Syria.
- “Dialogues in the country the way forward to resolve country’s festering issue” – PIPS Dialogue Pakistan 2019
- First-ever Dialogue Pakistan discusses critical national issues with parliamentarians, experts, key officials
Publications on countering violent extremism
Teachers stand as key pillar in any attempt of reforming education, which is essential to bring about inclusive society. They are the ones who communicate with students in a classroom; a sensitized teacher is open to diversity in the classroom. Realizing this, Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) has been engaging teachers of universities, colleges and higher secondary schools for tolerant, inclusive education, especially in pedagogy and curricula. Key themes that are explored in such engagements are dominant narratives in educational discourse and their implications for peace and social cohesion; problematic areas in university/college curricula, textbooks and teaching; among others. Teachers have come from all over all over the country, including Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and from diverse disciplines, including Islamic Studies and Pakistan Studies – two subjects deemed compulsory at all levels of education in Pakistan. The mode of engagement has usually been sensitization workshops, training, and lately, critical discussions and dialogues with learned scholars.