The experiences of Gilani and Taseer can help one understand the impact of extremist narratives on our youth.
Muhammad Amir Rana
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.
Sectarian groups are only one pillar of the existing terrorism infrastructure.
The group’s delegations have now started visiting offices and schools during work hours.
Narratives are neither slogans nor jingles; they reflect the mindset of a nation.
Activist and researcher Ram Puniyani provides an alternative viewpoint on terrorism’s root causes
It seems Pakistani foreign policy has been stuck in Afghanistan.
The unearthing of IS-inspired cells in Karachi, Daska and Lahore points to a troubling reality.
A few divergent tendencies hinder Pakistan and China from maximising their geopolitical gains.
One area where the government appears completely blank is extremism.
Evolving militant movements like IS can pose a significant threat to the country’s internal security.
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