Muhammad Amir Rana

The CPEC trick

The real challenge for China will be to keep the project sailing amidst inter- and intra-state tensions. Published Apr 24, 2016 06:58am

Punjab’s militancy problem

Banned organisations create the ‘gray spaces’ which militants then exploit. Published Apr 10, 2016 06:28am

Understanding the threat

Jason Burke explores all possible dimensions of militancy in his new book, yet avoids suggesting any systemic solution Published Apr 03, 2016 07:15am

A new direction for IS?

IS may be losing its appeal among militant groups in Pakistan but the danger remains. Published Mar 27, 2016 07:23am

In search of relevance

Militant groups are trying to exploit Qadri’s execution to win the hearts of his sympathisers. Published Mar 13, 2016 06:40am

Actors of instability

Sectarian groups are only one pillar of the existing terrorism infrastructure. Published Feb 28, 2016 06:31am

Tableeghi Jamaat on campuses

The group’s delegations have now started visiting offices and schools during work hours. Published Feb 14, 2016 02:40am

In the name of narratives

Narratives are neither slogans nor jingles; they reflect the mindset of a nation. Published Jan 31, 2016 06:48am

REVIEW:Politics of extremism

Activist and researcher Ram Puniyani provides an alternative viewpoint on terrorism’s root causes Updated Jan 24, 2016 07:35pm

Beyond Afghanistan

It seems Pakistani foreign policy has been stuck in Afghanistan. Updated Jan 18, 2016 04:29am

The task ahead

The unearthing of IS-inspired cells in Karachi, Daska and Lahore points to a troubling reality. Published Jan 03, 2016 01:45am

Framework of engagement

A few divergent tendencies hinder Pakistan and China from maximising their geopolitical gains. Published Dec 20, 2015 04:51am

Gaps in responses

One area where the government appears completely blank is extremism. Published Dec 06, 2015 01:15am

The threat is still there

Evolving militant movements like IS can pose a significant threat to the country’s internal security. Updated Nov 22, 2015 11:19am

Dealing with banned groups

A reintegration framework is needed to neutralise the violent tendencies among militant groups. Published Nov 08, 2015 01:22am

The migrant challenge

Tragedies worsen when nations start ‘avoiding’ a crisis because of political and strategic interests. Published Oct 26, 2015 01:18am

Democracy and governance

Power elites conceive of democracy only in the electoral perspective and reject other democratic values. Published Oct 11, 2015 01:53am

Counter-violent extremism models

The native countries of immigrant communities hold an important role in the Western CVE models. Published Sep 20, 2015 07:41am