IS is not a cohesive group and is prone to erosion; the emergence of a new movement cannot be ruled out.
Muhammad Amir Rana
Militant groups in Pakistan have been allowed to restructure the national identity.
Afghanistan and Iran are not just our neighbours but can also become partners in the economic corridor.
Hasan M. Sadiq offers his perspective on the US’s global politics and policies towards Pakistan
At a time when the state is fighting for its survival, its practices must be open to democratic review.
Weaknesses of the government and security establishment are the terrorists’ strength.
Sometimes, mere statistics do not help to remove ambiguities. People demand substantial testimonies.
We can’t ignore the threat of IS in South Asia, which requires a broad strategy and cooperation.
Vatanka charts the trajectory of bilateral relations between Iran and Pakistan, and tries to isolate reasons behind
Ultimately, the Constitution is a formal social contract built with consensus — and it binds us together.
Consumed by narcissism, both state and society abdicate their responsibilities.
Maintaining consensus ensures transparency and socio-political stability.
There have been many grey areas in counterterrorism cooperation between the US and Pakistan.
The experiences of Gilani and Taseer can help one understand the impact of extremist narratives on our youth.
The establishment knows that if space is provided, the political leadership will establish its credentials.
The real challenge for China will be to keep the project sailing amidst inter- and intra-state tensions.
Banned organisations create the ‘gray spaces’ which militants then exploit.
Jason Burke explores all possible dimensions of militancy in his new book, yet avoids suggesting any systemic solution
IS may be losing its appeal among militant groups in Pakistan but the danger remains.
Militant groups are trying to exploit Qadri’s execution to win the hearts of his sympathisers.