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Ms. Ume Farwa


Research Fellow and Sub-editor

Areas of Research:

Russia, Afghanistan and Central Asia

Ms. Ume Farwa is Research Fellow and Sub-editor at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI). She is a gold-medalist in M.Sc. International Relations from National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad.  She also worked as a script writer at AIOU Media Broadcasting Centre. She has been working on many issues related to Pakistan and China. Her area of research is Russia, Afghanistan and Central Asia. She also covers the opportunities for Pakistan coming from changing global economic landscape and international power structure.  She presented her papers in various seminars and conferences:

  • Accessing Soft Power of America: Pakistan a Case Study at a Seminar, Soft Power, held at NUML, Islamabad;
  • Alleviating Pakistan’s Energy Crisis at the seminar, National Security: Pakistan’s Energy Requirement organized by ISSI
  • Pakistan’s Soft Power and Knowledge Economy at the seminar, Pakistan’s Soft Power, organized by ISSI;
  • Currently, she is has been working on accessing the prospects of CPEC as a model of South-South Cooperation

Currently, she edited a book, CPEC: a Game Changer which is a joint venture of Pakistani and Chinese scholars. Also, as a sub-editor of ISSI journal, she has been editing research papers and manuscripts on diverse topic: international relations, history, public policy, governance and strategic studies. So far, she has been co-editing peer-reviewed research papers and helping publish   issues of ISSI journal.

Other Publications:

 

farwa@issi.org.pk

The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, Masha Gessen, New York: Riverhead Books,...

In the West, Russia has always been a topic of intense debate but Putin’s leadership raised more questions all across the western capitals. In presidency,...

Russia’s Strategic Calculus in South Asia and Pakistan’s Role: Challenges and Prospects

Abstract Russia has begun to adopt a politically pronounced approach towards Pakistan, which indicates a shift in Moscow’s long-standing patterns of engagement with Islamabad. Against...

Tuesday Dialogue on “Pakistan-Russia Relations”

The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) held a Roundtable Discussion on Pakistan-Russia Relations on April 30, 2019 under the fourth round of its...

All the Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin. Zygar Mikhail. New York:...

The former editor of the Russian independent media outlet Dozhd, Mikhail Zygar, explores various dimensions of Russia’s internal politics. His gripping narrative provides an...

Report – Public Talk on “Kazakhstan-Pakistan Relations: Priorities of Kazakh Foreign Policy”

The Institute of Strategic Studies (ISSI) organized a Public Talk under its Ambassadors Platform on Kazakhstan-Pakistan Relations: Priorities of Kazakh Foreign Policy, on November...

Report – Roundtable Discussion with “Former Norwegian Prime Minister, Founder and Executive Chair...

The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted a Roundtable Discussion on September 26, 2018, with Mr. Kjell Magne Bondevik, former Norwegian Prime Minister...

Belt and Road Initiative and China’s Strategic Culture

Abstract China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) does not hinge on economy alone but it has strategic underpinnings and implications also. The role of Chinese...

National Conference Report on “Maritime Economy and the Geopolitics of Indian Ocean Rim: Challenges...

CONCEPT NOTE Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean in the world spanning over an area of 73,556,000 square kilometers that covers three continents....

China’s Strategy toward South and Central Asia: An Empty Fortress. Scobell, Andrew., Ratner, Ely.,...

China’s economic and diplomatic clout has been increasing in the Central and South Asian region, particularly since 2011. However, at present, its influence remains...

Report – In-house meeting with Delegation from the Republic of Tajikistan

The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted an In-House Meeting, on April 6, 2018, with a delegation from the Republic of Tajikistan. The...