Video Series : Regional Peace and Security Dialogue

Regional Peace and security dialogue is a video series focused on promoting a genuine dialogue on regional and international security and political issues related to Pakistan and the region. It invites leading experts of relative fields in a bid to contextualise and to discuss the issues of regional importance which otherwise hardly get space in mainstream media of Pakistan.

Season 2

Episode 1: Pakistan- India Relationship: New Developments for Peace

India-Pakistan relationship and its impact on the South Asian region and the recent overtures of peace and reconciliation for the progress of this region .

Guests:  Ms. Saima Shabbir, Mr. Qamar Cheema

Episode 2: CPEC and its Dividends for the Region

China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) how this framework has helped regional connectivity and integration of the region. What are the tickle down benefits of CPEC after seven years.

Guests: Mr. Shakeel Ahmed Ramey, Mr. Hamayoun Khan.

Episode 3: Pakistan-USA relations under President Biden

The roller coaster relationship between Pakistan and United States continues. The new USA administration of President Joe Biden keeps giving mix signals at different levels of state towards Pakistan and its impact on the region.

Guests: Dr. Salma Malik, Prof. Tahir Malik

Episode 4: Changing Scenarios in Afghanistan 2021

In this episdoe, we discuss the rapid change in situation unfolded on the ground because of the US cut-and-run from Afghanistan, instead of a condition-based withdrawal. Due to which this region will face with many complicated situations in future.

Guests: Mr. Javed Iqbal, Mr. Ihsanullah Tipu Mehsud

Episode 5: Reviewing Pakistan's plans for countering terrorism and extremism

A critical review and analysis of Pakistan’s National Action Plan (NAP) for countering terrorism and extremism. Seven years since its inception, they are asking: what has the government achieved so far and where it is lagging?

Guests: Dr Shabana Fayaz, Mr. Imran Mukhtiar

Episode 6: Reporting in and about conflict zones

How do journalists report conflicts when they are present on the ground compared to when they are reporting from a distance? A review of the fall of Kabul’s reporting, challenges, and issues faced by reporters.

Guests: Ms, Sumaira Khan, Mr. Rasheed Safi

Episode 7: The merger of FATA and KP

3 years after the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) was signed into law, our host Aoun Sahi assesses the challenges and successes with senior analyst, Dr Ashraf Ali, and senior journalist, Ghoar Mehsud.

Episode 8: The state of democracy in South Asia

Democracy is widely accepted in the political discourse, including by right-wing religious parties. But the democratic consensus is still shallow, and it is not always clear, what democracy means. We review the state of democracy in South Asia with our guests Zafar Ullah Khan, senior analyst and civic educator, and Asad Jan, country head of Search for Common Ground and senior journalist.

Episode 9: The state of minorities in South Asia

We take a close look at the situation of minorities rights in South Asia, especially with regards to India and Pakistan, with senior analyst, civic educator and senior journalist, Sabookj Syed, and journalist Rahul Basharat. How are minorities feeling and how are their respective governments taking actions to protect their rights?

Episode 10: Pakistan's youth: Challenges and opportunities

Pakistan’s future is with its youth. Currently, 64% of the nation is younger than 30. Pakistan now has more young people than it has ever had, and this is forecasted to continue to increase until at least 2050. Why is this important for Pakistan? Because the youth have the power to transform a country’s future. They could be the engines of development. Or their disillusionment could lead to social unrest. We discuss the challenges and opportunities of Pakistan's youth with Tayyaba Nisar Khan, member PM National Youth Council/anchor and Zeeshan Hussian, lawyer,and youth activist.

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