Islamabad Security Dialogue.

Beyond Conflict? Resetting the Global Agenda in a Divided World

10 - 11 MAY 2023

Pak China Friendship Center
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Islamabad Security Dialogue (ISD)

The Islamabad Security Dialogue (ISD) is envisioned as Pakistan’s annual flagship security forum that will position Pakistan as a leading voice in thought leadership on national security issues. The dialogue intends to provide a platform for critical thinking and robust intellectual discourse on some of the most important and pressing challenges and opportunities facing Pakistan and the wider region.

ISD 2023

Key themes

  • Changing Nature of War
  • Economic Statecraft: Cooperation in an Era of Uncertainty
  • Climate: An Existential Threat
  • Reimagining Security Cooperation in Asia
  • Challenges to International Law and Rules Based Order in the Era of Great Power Competition
  • A Transitioning Global Order; From Competition to Conflict?
  • Economic Reforms in Pakistan
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ISD 2022

Comprehensive Security: Reimagining International Cooperation

Main aims of ISD 2022

  • Holding one of its kind national security advisers dialogue.
  • Discussing the citizen centric national security policy framework. Facilitate a constructive conversation and critique on Pakistan’s first ever National Security Policy.
  • Providing a platform to diverse global voices with different views for productive discussions.
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ISD 2021

Together For Ideas

Main aims of ISD 2021

  • Unveiling Pakistan’s comprehensive national security framework.
  • Proactively shifting the conversation around Pakistan’s role and potential as an economic melting pot for positive global economic interests and a responsible partner in the regional and global order.
  • Launching the first-of-its-kind National Security Division Advisory Portal.
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National Security Policy of Pakistan

Pakistan’s first National Security Policy

The National Security Policy 2022-2026 is Pakistan’s first national security policy document. It seeks to co-locate Pakistan in emerging global trends and identifies policy objectives and priority areas where Pakistan should invest its national resources to ensure the most beneficial outcomes.

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