About the Journal

Insights of Pakistan, Iran and the Caucasus Studies (IPICS) is a double-blind peer-reviewed multidisciplinary open-access academic journal (ISSN-Print: 2958-5112 and ISSN-Online: 2958-5120) that has to publish quarterly (from November 01, 2023) from Islamabad (Pakistan). The nature of its publication is quadrilingual, and it facilitates English, Urdu, Persian and Russian readers globally. The major site of research concerns Pakistan, Iran and the contemporary Caucasus – the independent states of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, and the North Caucasian republics and regions within the Russian Federation. Journal also covers, but are not confined to:

  • The Kashmir Dispute
  • Badakhshan region or Badakhshan/Pamir Mountain range
  • Foreign relations between Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia
  • Afghan political crisis and its impacts on Pakistan and Iran
  • Political Economy of the Caspian Sea
  • Socio-cultural ties among Turkic communities in Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Karakalpakstan Autonomous Region of Uzbekistan and other Central Asian Republics
  • The de facto entities of Abkhazia and South Ossetia
  • The Nagorno Karabakh Conflict
  • The Autonomous Republic of Kalmykia
  • Other countries or regions, economically, culturally, geographically and/or politically associated with Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia
  • Russia-Ukraine Conflict; especially focusing upon the Political Economy of Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk
  • Issues relating to the Cossacks, the Meskhetian Turks, Nogais and Caucasian diasporas in Turkey, the Middle East and the Euro-Atlantic space.
  • Chinese Interests (especially within the context of Belt and Road Initiative) towards Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia

IPICS aims to advance an area studies tradition in the humanities and social sciences about and from Pakistan, Iran and the Caucasus, connecting this tradition with core disciplinary concerns in the fields of modern history, political science, anthropology, cultural and religious studies, political economy, human geography, conflict and peace studies, and sociology. Research covering Pakistan, Iran and the Caucasus-related dimensions of South Asian, Central Asian, Middle Eastern and European politics, society, culture and history also fall within the remit of the journal IPICS publishes original research articles, review articles, policy discussions on strategic issues, interviews, biographical sketches, memoirs, archive documents, research notes, recent fieldwork narratives and book reviews.

Further Sections:

  • Constitutional and Legislative Studies in Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia;
  • Economic Development, Economic and Financial Institutions, Corporate Finance, Consumer Finance, Financial Markets, Markets Complexities, Social Markets, Regional and/or International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment(s), and Micro/Macro Economic Strategies in Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia;
  • Education systems and different issues (such as, School Engagement, Drop Out Ratio, etc.) within the educational spheres in Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia;
  • Ethno-National, Progressive and/or Reformist Movements in the Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia;
  • Formal and Informal Judicial/Legal System(s) in Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia;
  • Foreign Policy of Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia;
  • Gender Studies including women empowerment in Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia;
  • Geopolitics of South Asia, Middle East, Eurasia, Central Asia and the Caucasus within the context of Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia;
  • History and Historiography related to Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia;
  • Ideologies and Philosophies emerged or emerging in Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia;
  • Interaction of Civilizations and Cultures in the Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia;
  • Literature in Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia;
  • Logistics and Transportation in Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia;
  • Policies of International Organizations related to Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia;
  • The policy of the Major States and other countries related to Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia;
  • Political, Socio-Economic and other processes in Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia;
  • Public Administration, Public Policy Mechanisms, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Bureaucratic Studies and distinct tools of Governance in Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia;
  • Religions and interfaith relations in Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia;
  • Social statistics (such as economic statistics, demographics statistics, price statistics, urban/rural statistics, developmental statistics, innovative statistics, tourism statistics, etc.) and other Quantitative Studies through statistical means in Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russia;

Open Access Policy

IPICS journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Current Issue

Vol. 3 No. 1 (2024): February
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