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Muhammad Amir Rana

Conquering minds

Conquering minds

The IS is a manifestation of the intellectual bankruptcy of the Muslim ruling elites. Published Jun 18, 2017 07:23am
Going beyond edicts

Going beyond edicts

The ideological challenge posed by extremists is far too complex to be dealt with through fatwas alone. Published Jun 04, 2017 01:29am
Connecting through CPEC

Connecting through CPEC

Success requires consensus amongst us and cooperation with our neighbours. Updated Jun 21, 2017 02:32pm
Toying with reintegration

Toying with reintegration

It is clear that the state lacks a clear, comprehensive deradicalisation policy. Updated May 07, 2017 01:39am
Tracking extremism

Tracking extremism

People are becoming more sensitive about their religious and sectarian identity. Updated Jun 21, 2017 02:28pm
The JUI-F’s dilemma

The JUI-F’s dilemma

How can a party rebrand its image and completely disconnect with its past? Updated Jun 21, 2017 02:28pm
A dangerous trajectory

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

Hitting the wrong target

Terrorists consider the police as protectors of the power elites. Updated Jun 21, 2017 02:00pm
Shift in security doctrine

Shift in security doctrine

No counterterrorism strategy can work without civilian and military collaboration. Updated Jun 21, 2017 01:53pm
Challenging conventions

Challenging conventions

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Perpetuating sectarianism

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