Muhammad Amir Rana

The romance of activism

Political and religious parties are leading the recent discourse on activism. Published Nov 30, 2014 07:28am

Playing with proxies

When militants are perceived as proxies, it is difficult to treat them as rational actors. Published Nov 16, 2014 06:56am

Diaspora politics

Pakistan’s political parties try to maintain good relations with diaspora communities. Updated Nov 02, 2014 09:27am

Realignment of militants

It appears as if the militant landscape of Pakistan is going to become more complex. Published Oct 19, 2014 06:04am

The social contract debate

Various religious agendas are competing with the state’s social contract with its people. Published Oct 05, 2014 07:07am

Obligations and risks

It is tragic that many of our journalists find unprofessional ways to report even routine events. Updated Sep 21, 2014 09:38am

New formations

Islamist militant organisations across the world are undergoing change. Published Sep 07, 2014 01:11am

Dilemma of Barelvi politics

Qadri’s dilemma is how to capitalise on the religious and political support base he has developed. Updated Aug 24, 2014 02:09am

Fixing a conventional problem

Most militant groups in Pakistan operate underground, but some are quite visible through their welfare wings. Published Aug 10, 2014 12:38am

The tale of HuJI

The story of Qari Saifullah explains much about the features of militancy in Pakistan. Published Jul 27, 2014 01:22am

ISIS’s cascading effect

As Pakistani militants do not operate in isolation, it is natural for them to draw inspiration from ISIS. Published Jul 13, 2014 01:54am

The continuing threat

The militants can overcome their differences, restructure their cadres and reorganise their networks. Published Jun 29, 2014 01:14am

Threat to Sino-Pak friendship

THE issue of terrorism remains at the heart of the world’s diplomatic, economic and strategic engagement with... Published Jun 01, 2014 05:50am

Exploring extremism

INCREASING intolerance and the growing incidence of violent behaviour in Pakistani society require a review of the... Published May 18, 2014 06:11am