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Muhammad Amir Rana

Fixing Afghanistan

Fixing Afghanistan

The US knows the sensitivities involved and will continue exploiting these to get Pakistan to cooperate. Published Nov 19, 2017 06:49am
Anarchy of ideologies

Anarchy of ideologies

It is ironic that a militant group has become the custodian of the national ideology. Published Oct 22, 2017 06:53am
Constitutional authority

Constitutional authority

Paramilitary forces have been used in tackling conventional criminal and terrorist threats. Published Oct 08, 2017 04:10am
A normal September

A normal September

This time last year Pakistan’s civilian and military leaderships were struggling to counter India. Published Sep 24, 2017 04:54am
Extremist minds on campus

Extremist minds on campus

The challenge of extremism is far more complex and deep rooted than is understood by policymakers. Published Sep 10, 2017 06:59am
The case of Nacta

The case of Nacta

Nacta never had the vision, capacity and human resources required to implement NAP. Published Aug 27, 2017 07:00am
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