Islamabad Policy Research Institute

Informing Policy & Driving Change for a Prosperous Tomorrow.


The Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) is one of the oldest non-partisan think-tanks on all facets of National Security including international relations & lawfare, strategic studies, governance & public policy and economic security in Pakistan. Establishment in 1999, IPRI is affiliated with the National Security Division (NSD), Government of Pakistan. Dr. Moeed W. Yusuf, National Security Advisor (NSA) to the Prime Minister of Pakistan in the capacity of an Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning, is Ex-Officio Patron of IPRI. It exemplifies two decades of rigorous and timely analysis of crucial strategic agendas and inter-governmental processes that influence national and regional policy community.

Recognised for its objectivity and policy relevance, IPRI’s publications offer current, up-to-date and high quality research in the form of authoritative journals, books, monographs and policy briefs. The Institute’s events vary from seminars on current international and national affairs to large-scale international conferences that attract renowned leaders, academics and policymakers from all over the world.

IPRI has recently undergone a reorientation of research culture with the objective of aligning its research products to policy issues germane to government and policy community. Well-researched policy briefs are regularly produced to offer actionable policy recommendations to policy makers at national level.

In order to foster goodwill and intellectual intercourse between North-South and South-South in the realm of culture and ideas, IPRI also supports academic exchange programmes with regional and international researchers and think tanks.


To spearhead a qualitative change in research and policy industry through data, innovation and technology.


To inform policy and drive change through research and dialogue on topics of contemporary relevance across all facets of National Security.

Board of



Ex Officio Members


Dr. Moeed W. Yusuf

National Security Advisor, NSD
(Ex-Officio Patron of IPRI)

Brig. (R) Raashid Wali Janjua

Acting President/Director Research

Dr. Hussain Nadim

Executive Director (Communication & Reforms)

Brig. (R) Naveed Ali

(Administration & Finance)

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