ISLAMABAD – The National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad, has started a series of discourses on world issues. The first discourse of the series was organised on Monday at the Department of International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies (IR, P&CS). The topic was ‘Russian Resurgence in Central Asia, Trends and Challenges’.
Mrs Sarwat Rauf, Assistant Professor IR, P&CS, made a presentation on the topic which was followed by a lively open house discussion. Director General (DG) NUML Brig Azam Jamal was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The Head of Department IR, P&CS, Dr ZA Qureshi welcomed the participants of the discourse.
Mrs Sarwat Rauf highlighted the background of Russian interests in Central Asia in historic perspective saying that security as well as economic aspects dominated Russian approach to Central Asia.
Brig Azam Jamal in his remarks said that China was also a major stake holder in Central Asia and he particularly pointed to emerging Chinese importance in strategic terms.
The series of discourses on world issues has been initiated on Rector NUML Maj Gen (R) Masood Hasan’s desire. The main purpose of this academic activity is to promote analytical enthusiasm among the faculty of different departments of the University.