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Muhammad Amir Rana

Common confusions

Sometimes, mere statistics do not help to remove ambiguities. People demand substantial testimonies. Published Aug 14, 2016 03:34am

Spreading IS tentacles

We can’t ignore the threat of IS in South Asia, which requires a broad strategy and cooperation. Published Jul 31, 2016 03:34am

Competing narratives

Ultimately, the Constitution is a formal social contract built with consensus — and it binds us together. Published Jul 17, 2016 07:16am

Through the looking glass

Consumed by narcissism, both state and society abdicate their responsibilities. Published Jul 03, 2016 03:45am

Making the most of CPEC

Maintaining consensus ensures transparency and socio-political stability. Published Jun 19, 2016 04:23am

Who is the enemy?

There have been many grey areas in counterterrorism cooperation between the US and Pakistan. Published Jun 05, 2016 07:00am

Contrasting experiences

The experiences of Gilani and Taseer can help one understand the impact of extremist narratives on our youth. Published May 22, 2016 02:44am

The ‘morality’ problem

The establishment knows that if space is provided, the political leadership will establish its credentials. Published May 08, 2016 06:43am

The CPEC trick

The real challenge for China will be to keep the project sailing amidst inter- and intra-state tensions. Published Apr 24, 2016 06:58am

Punjab’s militancy problem

Banned organisations create the ‘gray spaces’ which militants then exploit. Published Apr 10, 2016 06:28am

Understanding the threat

Jason Burke explores all possible dimensions of militancy in his new book, yet avoids suggesting any systemic solution Published Apr 03, 2016 07:15am

A new direction for IS?

IS may be losing its appeal among militant groups in Pakistan but the danger remains. Published Mar 27, 2016 07:23am

In search of relevance

Militant groups are trying to exploit Qadri’s execution to win the hearts of his sympathisers. Published Mar 13, 2016 06:40am

Actors of instability

Sectarian groups are only one pillar of the existing terrorism infrastructure. Published Feb 28, 2016 06:31am

Tableeghi Jamaat on campuses

The group’s delegations have now started visiting offices and schools during work hours. Published Feb 14, 2016 02:40am

In the name of narratives

Narratives are neither slogans nor jingles; they reflect the mindset of a nation. Published Jan 31, 2016 06:48am

REVIEW:Politics of extremism

Activist and researcher Ram Puniyani provides an alternative viewpoint on terrorism’s root causes Updated Jan 24, 2016 07:35pm

Beyond Afghanistan

It seems Pakistani foreign policy has been stuck in Afghanistan. Updated Jan 18, 2016 04:29am

The task ahead

The unearthing of IS-inspired cells in Karachi, Daska and Lahore points to a troubling reality. Published Jan 03, 2016 01:45am