Apparently, the Taliban have no intentions of becoming normal modern-day political actors...
Conventional security for CPEC projects is essential, but state institutions cannot ignore the strategic and political context.
The power structure in Pakistan revolves around certain narratives...
The prime minister has taken the idea of ‘positive narrative’ to another level altogether.
The new ranks of Baloch insurgents are educated and politically radical.
The demand of the people is genuine political participation.
The thinking patterns of Balochistan’s educated youth shed light on the dynamics of conflict there.
Parliament can do this job to identify the grey areas, the grievances of the people and the dynamics which can develop cohesion.
The Afghan Taliban are not fully cooperating with Pakistan in dealing with the TTP.
Pakistan needs more than broad-brush approaches to counter emerging terrorist threats.
Perhaps, Pakistan needs a human security policy rather than a national security policy.
Trends suggest that the conflict between the Taliban and IS-K will add to the insecurity in Pakistan.
The state retains the Zia-era mindset and believes that madressahs aren’t the source of the problem.
Experience suggests that after every deal the TTP gained more power.
Religious extremism in society and the nationalism project of the power elites make groups like the TLP more lethal.
Pakistan needs at least a minimum level of inclusivity that can keep alive democratic values.
Pakistan’s religious landscape is fertile for radical ideologies.
A lobby in the US favours a plan for proxy warfare so that America can sustain its global influence.
The potential threat posed by IS-K must be assessed objectively and scientifically.
Now as the Taliban control Kabul, they will have to accommodate other stakeholders.