Muhammad Amir Rana

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

Relevance of the liberals

The confrontation between liberals and pragmatists is not new in Pakistan. Published Sep 03, 2015 12:36pm

Assessing the IS threat

The self-styled Islamic State’s foothold and influence are stronger in Afghanistan than in Pakistan. Published Aug 23, 2015 01:01am

Scale of the challenge

Pakistan must continue disrupting the terror network and not allow the groups the space and time to reorganise. Published Aug 09, 2015 07:53am

Less religion, more religion

Western countries are confused about how to accommodate religion in their counterextremism strategies. Published Jul 26, 2015 01:21am

Talking to the Haqqanis

The Haqqanis are considered Afghanistan’s most potent insurgent group. Published Jul 12, 2015 06:51am

Zarb-i-Azb: one year on

Many new threats have emerged since the launch of the operation. Updated Jun 14, 2015 11:08am