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Muhammad Amir Rana

The political face of JuD

The political face of JuD

It would be unique if the political wing of a militant group were to be registered with the ECP. Published Aug 13, 2017 07:27am
Need for a new beginning

Need for a new beginning

Without reassessing internal security challenges, external challenges cannot be countered. Published Jul 30, 2017 01:30am

The terrorists’ bluff

TERRORIST groups often play a game of bluff to mislead the security agencies and confuse the public. In what has now... Updated Jul 03, 2017 08:28am
It’s China’s turn

It’s China’s turn

Afghanistan is a test case for China as it assumes a bigger role in resolving regional disputes. Published Jul 02, 2017 04:28am
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