Muhammad Amir Rana

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
Emerging threats

Emerging threats

The situation in Afghanistan is changing the character of terrorist groups sheltering there. Updated 08 Aug, 2021 08:12am
A changing society

A changing society

The state has not paid any attention to increasing resources and planning their fair distribution... Published 25 Jul, 2021 07:03am
Reconciliation in Balochistan?

Reconciliation in Balochistan?

The grievances of Baloch citizens are economic and political, and they are as old as Pakistan itself. Updated 11 Jul, 2021 07:40am
Time to make clear choices

Time to make clear choices

Who could be more concerned about instability in Afghanistan than its neighbours Pakistan and China? Updated 27 Jun, 2021 08:00am
FATF compliance

FATF compliance

Pakistan has made serious efforts to address the deficiencies in its CFT/AML regime because of FATF pressure. Published 13 Jun, 2021 07:32am
An uneasy relationship

An uneasy relationship

Pakistan’s influence over the Afghan Taliban may not be as comprehensive as many believe it to be. Published 30 May, 2021 07:16am
US exit: security implications

US exit: security implications

All indications are that transnational terrorist groups are gearing up to increase their operations in the region. Published 16 May, 2021 05:44am
Rejected curricula advice

Rejected curricula advice

The CII and NMC have denounced Dr Suddle’s recommendations on educational content. Published 02 May, 2021 06:56am