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Message From Associate Dean
 


We live in an imperfect world. We yearn for eternal peace but readily make war. There are conflicting requirements at national and international levels. Strong countries dominate weaker nations through aggressive economic, diplomatic and military means. The world’s scarce resources are exploited to feed excessive national appetites. Smaller nations find themselves in a quandary. It is difficult to balance the requirements of defending their sovereignty and providing adequate resources for the welfare of the people. It is a chicken and egg dilemma. In a region wracked by wars and instability, more energy and resources are spent in studying ways to fight wars than seeking means to eradicate conditions leading to conflict. To seriously consider these issues it is important to think of ways and means to reduce tensions and build peace.
 
We at the Centre of International Peace and Stability (CIPS) provide a platform for sharing best practices in the areas of peacekeeping, peace building, peace enforcement. The Centre also provides scholars and researchers conducive environment to develop innovative approaches to promote unbiased and out of box thinking in the area of conflict resolution.
 
CIPS has two streams of studies – Peacekeeping Operations and Peace & Conflict Studies. The subject of peacekeeping is for training professional peacekeepers both civilians (police force and diplomats) and soldiers. The aim is to become a regional training hub for UN peacekeeping operations.  The Peace Studies Department is meant to provide a serious scholar the necessary tools to learn about the nuances of peace and conflict resolution.
 
Dr Tughral Yamin
Associate Dean CIPS
adeancips@nipcons.nust.edu.pk