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Ms. Ume Farwa


Research Associate

Areas of Research:

Russia, Afghanistan and Central Asia

Ms. Ume Farwa is Research Associate 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

Report – Round Table “Afghan Situation and the Regional Plans for Peace-Building”

Introduction Following the withdrawal of US and NATO Forces, collapse of Ashraf Ghani’s Government and the Taliban coming into...

Report – Joint ISSI-SIIS Webinar “China-Pakistan Relations in Changing Geopolitical Environment and Its Role...

The China-Pakistan Study Centre (CPSC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) in collaboration with the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS) held a...

Report – Webinar “Strategies for Mitigating Impacts of Climate Crisis”

The Centre for Strategic Perspectives (CSP), Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organised a Webinar titled “Strategies for Mitigating Impacts of Climate Crisis,” on August...

Report – Pakistan ASEAN Experts Dialogue “Pakistan-ASEAN: Shared Future and the Way Forward”

The Centre for Strategic Perspectives (CSP) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) in collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy and the ASEAN Committee in...

Report “XVI SCO Forum”

The XVI Session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Forum was held on May 25, 2020 in a video conference format in Islamabad, Islamic...

Issue Brief on “World Leaders Summit on Climate: A Step in the Right Direction”

President Biden rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement on his first day of presidency and formally re-entered the treaty one month later. Delivering on his commitment...

Report – Panel Discussion on “Islamophobia and How to Deal with It?”

The Center for Strategic Perspectives (CSP) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organized a panel discussion on “Islamophobia And How...

Issue Brief on “Growing Islamophobia and Responses from the Muslim World”

The world is witnessing a surge in Islamophobia once again. Emanating from a liberal, democratic and secular capital of Europe, France is...

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...