How should the state neutralise groups that once served a strategic purpose?
Muhammad Amir Rana
Our social and political elite has to grow out of its obsession with ‘South Asianness’.
A flawed threat perception does not distinguish between a religious scholar and a sectarian leader.
Tracking the rise of the militant group that holds parts of the Middle East hostage
Old solutions are only making the effort to regulate religious schools more complex.
The government has not seriously attempted to take internal security policy completely into its own hands.
A complete evaluation of Operation Zarb-i-Azb’s impact and sustainability will take time.
Hazem Kandil’s book offers an analysis of the various facets of the Muslim Brotherhood movement
A state that has tried to use religion for national identity has had its agenda hijacked.
Internal security reforms should be the priority of any CVE initiative.
IS is not a cohesive group and is prone to erosion; the emergence of a new movement cannot be ruled out.
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.