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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...

Lethargy is the response

ONE should not be surprised by reports of alleged corruption in the National Counter-Terrorism Authority. Though...

Slow action on militancy

THE government’s failure to formulate and announce a counterterrorism policy so far has caused resentment among...

‘Magic’ and reality

BEFORE his death in a US drone strike, the Pakistani Taliban chief Hakeemullah Mehsud had started to feel better...

A stateless community

IN modern world affairs, it would appear odd to many that a religious and ethnic minority in a country wants to live...

Numbers narrative

THIS is essentially an age of narratives. Narratives not only shape people’s attitudes and behaviour they also ...

The two Taliban

MANY Pakistanis are confused about the true nature of the Taliban and the Taliban movement. But some can clearly...

Militants’ media front

MILITANCY poses a serious threat to the security and stability of Pakistan. While the government and various state...

Layers of complexity

THE debate on peace talks with the militants is in a muddle. Much confusion surrounds the question of whether or not...

Perceptions of extremism

MANY counterterrorism and security experts believe that extremism and terrorism have a cause and effect relation. If...

A narrow agenda

IT appears the prime minister’s revised offer of talks to the militants in his first address to the nation...

Intellectual deficit

AS Mohammad Sikandar’s Islamabad adventure unfolded on our TV screens, two very significant developments failed to...

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Education guidelines

The CAR is crashing

An unequal battle

Editorial

Life without dignity

One-way ‘talks’

Parveen Rehman case

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