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Muhammad Amir Rana

A dangerous trajectory

Most analysts agree that a heightened level of extremism has become the new normal in society. Published Mar 26, 2017 07:00am

Hitting the wrong target

Terrorists consider the police as protectors of the power elites. Published Mar 12, 2017 07:24am

Shift in security doctrine

No counterterrorism strategy can work without civilian and military collaboration. Published Feb 26, 2017 07:01am

Challenging conventions

How should the state neutralise groups that once served a strategic purpose? Published Feb 12, 2017 01:33am

A vision of connectivity

Our social and political elite has to grow out of its obsession with ‘South Asianness’. Published Jan 29, 2017 06:36am

A dangerous approach

A flawed threat perception does not distinguish between a religious scholar and a sectarian leader. Updated Jan 15, 2017 01:36pm

Origins of terror

Tracking the rise of the militant group that holds parts of the Middle East hostage Published Jan 08, 2017 08:58am

Unfolding madressah challenge

Old solutions are only making the effort to regulate religious schools more complex. Published Jan 01, 2017 02:04am

Another year of NAP

The government has not seriously attempted to take internal security policy completely into its own hands. Updated Feb 13, 2017 08:36pm

Our counterinsurgency doctrine

A complete evaluation of Operation Zarb-i-Azb’s impact and sustainability will take time. Published Dec 04, 2016 01:06am

Brothers in arms

Hazem Kandil’s book offers an analysis of the various facets of the Muslim Brotherhood movement Published Nov 20, 2016 07:16am

Perpetuating sectarianism

A state that has tried to use religion for national identity has had its agenda hijacked. Published Nov 20, 2016 07:04am

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