Evolving militant movements like IS can pose a significant threat to the country’s internal security.
Muhammad Amir Rana
The Paris attacks indicate an adjustment in the IS approach; it has now added a global element to a regional campaign.
A reintegration framework is needed to neutralise the violent tendencies among militant groups.
Tragedies worsen when nations start ‘avoiding’ a crisis because of political and strategic interests.
Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger’s book provides an in-depth analysis of the emergence of the self-styled Islamic State
Power elites conceive of democracy only in the electoral perspective and reject other democratic values.
The native countries of immigrant communities hold an important role in the Western CVE models.
The confrontation between liberals and pragmatists is not new in Pakistan.
The self-styled Islamic State’s foothold and influence are stronger in Afghanistan than in Pakistan.
Pakistan must continue disrupting the terror network and not allow the groups the space and time to reorganise.
Western countries are confused about how to accommodate religion in their counterextremism strategies.
The Haqqanis are considered Afghanistan’s most potent insurgent group.
Many militant groups resurfaced as charity organisations to boost their image.
Many new threats have emerged since the launch of the operation.
Extremist tendencies are common in all segments of society, irrespective of their socio-economic status.
A failure to join a ‘proper’ terrorist group can encourage them to launch attacks by defining targets themselves.
There is hope that the CPEC will change the regional economic and strategic environment.
Fear keeps growing largely because of a lack of trust between Pakistan’s intelligentsia and the state.
The pro-Saudi groups may realise they cannot change public perceptions through demonstrations.
The Middle East situation will compound the problems on Pakistan’s internal security front.