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Ms. Sarah Akram


Research Fellow

Areas of Research:

United Nation and other Multilateral Organizations

Sarah Akram is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Strategic Studies since July, 2008. Sarah holds M.Sc (2005) and M.Phil (2008) degrees in International Relations from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Her primary area of research is Pakistan-US relations and her M.Phil dissertation was on “US Foreign Policy towards India and Pakistan after 9/11” She has also briefly focused on Turkey’s Foreign Relations and has a few publications to her credit.

sarahakram@issi.org.pk

Issue Brief on “UN Secretary General’s Visit to Pakistan”

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrived in Pakistan for a 4-day visit on February 16, 2020. This was his first official visit...

Issue Brief on “The ICJ Verdict on Jadhav and What It Means for Pakistan”

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) announced its verdict regarding Kulbhushan Jadhav on July 19, 2019, rejecting India’s appeal for Jadhav’s release and also...

Islamabad Paper – “Pakistan and the Expansion of UNSC”

Abstract The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is a key component of the UN body, but has been under the spotlight when it comes to...

Issue Brief on “Refugees, Migrants and Islamophobia”

In a briefing to the UN Security Council in April 2019, Mr. Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has expressed his disillusionment...

Report – 3rd Think Tank Coordination Meeting

The Institute of Strategic Studies hosted the 3rdCoordination Meeting of Think Tank on March 14, 2019 at its premises. The main intention of the...

Issue Brief on “Crisis in Yemen: An Assessment”

After four years of war in Yemen, the belligerent parties; Yemen government and Houthi Militias have agreed to a new ceasefire deal in February 2019. Previously,...

Issue Brief on “Role of Women in UN Peacekeeping”

UN Peacekeeping is an important arm of the United Nations system and one of its most successful flagship activities. In order to maintain a...

Report – Public Talk on “Role and Relevance of United Nations in the Contemporary...

The Institute of Strategic Studies organized a Public Talk, titled "Role and Relevance of United Nations in the Contemporary Global Order", under its Distinguished...

Issue Brief on “UNRWA: US Cut in Funding Leaves Palestinian Refugees in a Lurch”

The Trump administration announced on September 1, 2018 that it will cut its entire budget to United Nations Relief Works Agency in charge of...

National Seminar Report on “Non-Traditional Security Challenges to Pakistan”

CONCEPT NOTE OF THE SEMINAR In the post-Cold War era, the term 'National Security' has acquired broader connotations. In the 21st century, 'National Security' extends...