Dawn News

Muhammad Amir Rana

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

The faith factor

In Pakistan, the power elite are scared to touch religious issues. Published Mar 08, 2015 06:57am

The madressah factor

The state has no vision, policy or strategy to deal with the madressah sector. Published Feb 22, 2015 01:49am

How serious a threat is IS?

The Islamic State factor has provided a lifeline to militant groups in the region. Published Feb 08, 2015 01:00am

Pyramid of challenges

Society may oppose violence, but not necessarily the extremists’ agendas. Published Jan 25, 2015 07:22am

Pyramid of challenges

Society may oppose violence, but not necessarily the extremists’ agendas. Published Jan 25, 2015 07:22am

Persisting dichotomies

The interests of the jihadist, religio-political and madressah elites have converged. Published Jan 11, 2015 01:38am

Counter-extremism templates

We can follow Western models in building a network of moderate religious scholars. Published Dec 28, 2014 01:52am

The romance of activism

Political and religious parties are leading the recent discourse on activism. Published Nov 30, 2014 07:28am

Playing with proxies

When militants are perceived as proxies, it is difficult to treat them as rational actors. Published Nov 16, 2014 06:56am

Diaspora politics

Pakistan’s political parties try to maintain good relations with diaspora communities. Updated Nov 02, 2014 09:27am