Muhammad Amir Rana

The business of hate

The business of hate

The use of the religion card by PML-N leaders reflects their frustration over how fast the party is losing political ground. Updated 18 Sep, 2022 08:51am
The change in the wind

The change in the wind

The religious reform in Saudi Arabia has brought about a big challenge for the conservative Salafi and Deobandi religious groups. Updated 11 Sep, 2022 09:05am
Trade with enemies

Trade with enemies

The govt is weak and fears a political backlash if it allows imports from India or gives permission to aid agencies to help. Updated 04 Sep, 2022 08:58am
Fading optimism

Fading optimism

The responsibility for this state of decay lies with all institutions. Updated 21 Aug, 2022 08:27am
Past haunts the present

Past haunts the present

Insurgents and terrorist groups employ such tactics of inter-group reconciliation to maintain harmony among themselves. Updated 07 Aug, 2022 09:04am
A defeated TLP

A defeated TLP

Imran Khan’s use of religious narratives has made the game challenging for TLP. Updated 24 Jul, 2022 08:29am
A collective mistake

A collective mistake

Mainstreaming a terrorist group will harm and shrink political spaces for the citizens of this country. Updated 10 Jul, 2022 09:39am
Soft on the TTP

Soft on the TTP

Strangely, after reports first emerged of peace talks with the TTP, there was no major reaction. Updated 26 Jun, 2022 08:42am
The cost of peace talks

The cost of peace talks

The issue of talks with the TTP must be brought into the mainstream discussion. Updated 12 Jun, 2022 08:22am
Policing in times of unrest

Policing in times of unrest

The police as an institution can absorb the masses’ anger, which no other security institution can even think of. Updated 29 May, 2022 07:27am
The Taliban mindset

The Taliban mindset

Apparently, the Taliban have no intentions of becoming normal modern-day political actors... Updated 15 May, 2022 08:12am
Securing CPEC & Balochistan

Securing CPEC & Balochistan

Conventional security for CPEC projects is essential, but state institutions cannot ignore the strategic and political context. Updated 01 May, 2022 08:51am
Narratives and self-glory

Narratives and self-glory

The prime minister has taken the idea of ‘positive narrative’ to another level altogether. Updated 03 Apr, 2022 08:49am
Balochistan’s youth in focus

Balochistan’s youth in focus

The thinking patterns of Balochistan’s educated youth shed light on the dynamics of conflict there. Published 20 Feb, 2022 07:43am
NSP and social cohesion

NSP and social cohesion

Parliament can do this job to identify the grey areas, the grievances of the people and the dynamics which can develop cohesion. Updated 06 Feb, 2022 08:44am
Growing terrorism threat

Growing terrorism threat

The Afghan Taliban are not fully cooperating with Pakistan in dealing with the TTP. Updated 23 Jan, 2022 08:33am
Policy & practice disconnect

Policy & practice disconnect

Pakistan needs more than broad-brush approaches to counter emerging terrorist threats. Updated 09 Jan, 2022 09:14am