Hon. Ahsan Iqbal Chaudhary, Federal Minister for Planning & Development (Pakistan) delivers a keynot presentation on “Pakistan and regional stability” – introduced by … More
Category: South Asia
Pugwash is deeply involved in South Asia, organizing Track-two dialogues on Kashmir, regional relations, the future of Afghanistan, and confidence building measures about nuclear weapons and military cooperation. Instability in the region is profound, given the situation in Afghanistan, and the current low ebb of the India-Pakistan strategic relationship. Pugwash has stressed the need to create a counter-narrative to continuing conflict.
The presence of nuclear weapons has a particular influence on the security environment and prospects for harmonious relations between India and Pakistan. Pugwash continues to foster cooperation between the political and military establishments of India and Pakistan, with many ground-breaking meetings. Pugwash has also maintained the Track-two effort that sought to bring together Pakistani and American experts to discuss Pakistan-US ties, arguably one of the most critical and complex interstate relations today.
Furthermore, in Afghanistan, Pugwash has conducted many consultations to promote peaceful reconciliation between all parties, including retaining a regional approach which is mindful of the role that India and Pakistan must play for stability in this volatile part of the world.
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Islamabad meeting on Jammu Kashmir
On 15-17 September 2013, Pugwash convened a meeting in Islamabad on issues related to Jammu and Kashmir, in cooperation with the … More
Dubai meeting on Afghan reconciliation
A meeting was convened on the issue of Afghan reconciliation in Dubai on 15-17 January 2013 as a sequel of the meeting convened also in Dubai on 21-23 September 2012. Few preliminary points:
Dubai meeting on Afghanistan
On 22-23 September 2012 Pugwash held a meeting in Dubai on issues related to the peace and dialogue in Afghanistan and … More
Islamabad consultation on US-Pakistan relations
As part of the Pugwash South Asia dialogues project, Pugwash convened a consultation in Islamabad on 19 September 2012 to explore … More
Berlin report on Working Group 3: Regional Stability in Central and South Asia: The situation in Afghanistan, and Indo-Pakistani Relations
Co-chairs: Happymon Jacob (India) and Moeed Yusuf (Pakistan) Rapporteur: Mindy Kay Bricker (US) This working group focused on three outstanding issues … More
Islamabad meeting of Indian Parliamentary delegation
The Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs organized a two-day meeting of Indian and Pakistani parliamentarians in Islamabad on … More
Dubai meeting of the India-Pakistan Independent Commission
The second meeting of the Pugwash India-Pakistan Independent Commission was held on 26-27 February 2011 in Dubai. Following this, consultations were … More
Islamabad meeting of the Independent India-Pakistan Commission
From 3-4 June 2010, Pugwash facilitated the convening the first of a planned series of meetings of a new bilateral Pugwash … More
Report on Pakistan-US relations
Pugwash launched a comprehensive track two effort that sought to bring together Pakistani and US experts to discuss Pakistan-US ties, arguably one of … More
Islamabad meeting with Prime Minister of Pakistan
Pugwash Secretary General Paolo Cotta-Ramusino led a delegation to meet with Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani of Pakistan on … More
Islamabad meeting on India-Pakistan relations
On 5-6 March 2009 Pugwash organised a meeting, ‘Prospects for Restarting the India-Pakistan Dialogue’, in Islamabad to address the emerging bilateral relationship … More
Colombo Workshop on Intra-Kashmir Economic Cooperation
On 15-16 March 2008 Pugwash organized a workshop in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to assess prospects for enhancing economic cooperation within the … More
Colombo Workshop on Prospects for Self-Governance in Jammu and Kashmir
On 22-24 July 2007 Pugwash organized a workshop addressing such issues as building institutions for peace in the Princely State of … More