Muhammad Amir Rana

The Taliban mindset

The Taliban mindset

Apparently, the Taliban have no intentions of becoming normal modern-day political actors... Updated 15 May, 2022 08:12am
Securing CPEC & Balochistan

Securing CPEC & Balochistan

Conventional security for CPEC projects is essential, but state institutions cannot ignore the strategic and political context. Updated 01 May, 2022 08:51am
Narratives and self-glory

Narratives and self-glory

The prime minister has taken the idea of ‘positive narrative’ to another level altogether. Updated 03 Apr, 2022 08:49am
Balochistan’s youth in focus

Balochistan’s youth in focus

The thinking patterns of Balochistan’s educated youth shed light on the dynamics of conflict there. Published 20 Feb, 2022 07:43am
NSP and social cohesion

NSP and social cohesion

Parliament can do this job to identify the grey areas, the grievances of the people and the dynamics which can develop cohesion. Updated 06 Feb, 2022 08:44am
Growing terrorism threat

Growing terrorism threat

The Afghan Taliban are not fully cooperating with Pakistan in dealing with the TTP. Updated 23 Jan, 2022 08:33am
Policy & practice disconnect

Policy & practice disconnect

Pakistan needs more than broad-brush approaches to counter emerging terrorist threats. Updated 09 Jan, 2022 09:14am
Security policy impasse

Security policy impasse

Perhaps, Pakistan needs a human security policy rather than a national security policy. Updated 26 Dec, 2021 08:58am
The IS-K challenge

The IS-K challenge

Trends suggest that the conflict between the Taliban and IS-K will add to the insecurity in Pakistan. Updated 12 Dec, 2021 08:52am
The madressah riddle

The madressah riddle

The state retains the Zia-era mindset and believes that madressahs aren’t the source of the problem. Updated 28 Nov, 2021 08:40am
A project gone awry

A project gone awry

Religious extremism in society and the nationalism project of the power elites make groups like the TLP more lethal. Updated 31 Oct, 2021 08:49am
Our exclusivity syndrome

Our exclusivity syndrome

Pakistan needs at least a minimum level of inclusivity that can keep alive democratic values. Updated 17 Oct, 2021 09:22am
Concerns of proxy wars

Concerns of proxy wars

A lobby in the US favours a plan for proxy warfare so that America can sustain its global influence. Updated 19 Sep, 2021 08:10am
The Khorasan chapter threat

The Khorasan chapter threat

The potential threat posed by IS-K must be assessed objectively and scientifically. Updated 05 Sep, 2021 08:33am
A big test for the Taliban

A big test for the Taliban

Now as the Taliban control Kabul, they will have to accommodate other stakeholders. Updated 22 Aug, 2021 08:08am