22 August, 2014 / Shawwal 25, 1435

Muhammad Amir Rana

Fixing a conventional problem

Most militant groups in Pakistan operate underground, but some are quite visible through their welfare wings.

The tale of HuJI

The story of Qari Saifullah explains much about the features of militancy in Pakistan.

ISIS’s cascading effect

As Pakistani militants do not operate in isolation, it is natural for them to draw inspiration from ISIS.

The continuing threat

The militants can overcome their differences, restructure their cadres and reorganise their networks.

Threat to Sino-Pak friendship

THE issue of terrorism remains at the heart of the world’s diplomatic, economic and strategic engagement with...

Exploring extremism

INCREASING intolerance and the growing incidence of violent behaviour in Pakistani society require a review of the...

The sectarian divide

THE sectarian divide is widening and intensifying in Pakistan. It is not only shaping trends and behaviours but also...

Madressah reform difficulty

MADRESSAH administration elites are sensitive to the idea of reform in their education system. No government here ...

The state’s lost narrative

THE debate on extremism often gets muddled when it comes to the issue of narrative. A segment of Pakistani society...

A narrow vision

THE recent announcement of the internal security policy is an important development. It is perhaps for the first ...

Learning strategies

A TRANSNATIONAL approach, flexible operational frameworks and interagency collaboration between traditional law...

No simple choice

THE situation is not just about talks vs operation. The plot is far more complex than it appears. At the moment, an...

The militants’ strategies

THE militants keep changing their targets and tactics, making it difficult for law enforcement agencies to combat...

Connecting the dots

WHAT should the new national security policy look like? This is a million-dollar question and a challenge for both...

The appeasement policy

THE militants must be pleased with the policies of the federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments. The two are not...

The appeasement policy

THE militants must be pleased with the policies of the federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments. The two are not...

Education and extremism

IN reaction to Malala Yousafzai’s speech to the Youth Assembly at the United Nations in July this year, the...