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Muhammad Amir Rana

The return of IS

IS is not a cohesive group and is prone to erosion; the emergence of a new movement cannot be ruled out. Published Oct 23, 2016 02:06am

Between the intervals

Militant groups in Pakistan have been allowed to restructure the national identity. Published Oct 09, 2016 01:30am

CPEC and looking northwest

Afghanistan and Iran are not just our neighbours but can also become partners in the economic corridor. Published Sep 25, 2016 01:17am

Geopolitical wranglings

Hasan M. Sadiq offers his perspective on the US’s global politics and policies towards Pakistan Published Sep 18, 2016 07:03am

The enemy’s identity

At a time when the state is fighting for its survival, its practices must be open to democratic review. Published Sep 11, 2016 06:42am

The myth of soft targets

Weaknesses of the government and security establishment are the terrorists’ strength. Published Aug 28, 2016 01:05am

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