Muhammad Amir Rana

Never-ending insurgency

Never-ending insurgency

The ‘securitisation’ standpoint has overshadowed political initiatives in Balochistan. Updated 07 Apr, 2024 09:37am
Maintaining security

Maintaining security

Handling security-related affairs in Pakistan is considered a slippery slope. Updated 17 Mar, 2024 09:37am
The Taliban character

The Taliban character

Pak-Afghan ties won’t improve unless the Taliban fulfil their commitments. Updated 10 Mar, 2024 09:14am
Legacy of the caretakers

Legacy of the caretakers

The caretakers made critical policy decisions with no regard for their constitutional limits. Updated 03 Mar, 2024 09:28am
Blackout to backlash

Blackout to backlash

At this juncture in history, Pakistan needed the most transparent elections ever held. Updated 18 Feb, 2024 10:04am
Whither religious parties?

Whither religious parties?

The performance of the religious parties in these elections has been one of the worst. Updated 11 Feb, 2024 09:38am
Taliban’s declining influence

Taliban’s declining influence

One aspect of the polls will be to gauge how much TTP actions have damaged the Taliban’s image. Updated 04 Feb, 2024 10:27am
Justice and politics

Justice and politics

Rights movements can evolve into political forces when justice is denied or delayed. Updated 21 Jan, 2024 09:32am
Maulana’s bet

Maulana’s bet

Maulana’s visit to Afghanistan was surrounded by controversy from the outset. Updated 14 Jan, 2024 09:53am
Spoiling peace

Spoiling peace

Spoilers have exacerbated missing persons issue by politicising a purely human rights matter. Updated 07 Jan, 2024 09:40am
Why does the threat persist?

Why does the threat persist?

The role of a charismatic leadership in boosting the cohesion of militant groups is undeniable. Published 17 Dec, 2023 05:42am
Maintaining vigilance

Maintaining vigilance

The militant landscape is turning increasingly similar to that of the pre-2014 era. Published 10 Dec, 2023 07:03am
Roots of the Taliban

Roots of the Taliban

Rulers and power elites consistently overlooked the significance of theological differences. Updated 03 Dec, 2023 09:23am
Sino-US competition

Sino-US competition

While Islamabad’s policymakers generally favour closer ties with the US, this preference raises concerns for China. Updated 17 Sep, 2023 09:11am
Presence of militants

Presence of militants

Many of these fighters became disillusioned due to shifts in the state’s policies on jihad. Updated 10 Sep, 2023 10:40am
Taliban and their neighbours

Taliban and their neighbours

By advancing long-delayed water projects, the Taliban aim to garner support for their regime. Updated 03 Sep, 2023 09:19am
Intention needs action

Intention needs action

State institutions are faced with the immediate challenge of bridging the discrepancies between declared policies and their actual implementation. Updated 20 Aug, 2023 09:15am
Why does TTP target police?

Why does TTP target police?

The TTP’s attacks on the police are part of a scheme to propel the military towards the cities. Updated 06 Aug, 2023 08:57am