Dawn News

Muhammad Amir Rana

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

The extremism debate

Extremist tendencies are common in all segments of society, irrespective of their socio-economic status. Updated May 31, 2015 05:19pm

Economic corridor challenges

There is hope that the CPEC will change the regional economic and strategic environment. Updated May 17, 2015 09:49am

A culture of dialogue

Fear keeps growing largely because of a lack of trust between Pakistan’s intelligentsia and the state. Updated May 03, 2015 11:57am

External influences

The pro-Saudi groups may realise they cannot change public perceptions through demonstrations. Published Apr 19, 2015 07:41am

More room for militants

The Middle East situation will compound the problems on Pakistan’s internal security front. Updated Apr 05, 2015 09:29am