Muhammad Amir Rana

Muslim world politics

Pakistan is caught in a dilemma where its heart is in the Malaysian-Turkish bloc but mind is with the Saudi-led bloc. Updated Feb 09, 2020 07:32am

Mired in extremism

It’s too early to say the state’s doctrinal approach towards nationalism and religion has completely transformed. Published Jan 26, 2020 07:22am

Geopolitics of sectarianism

Pakistan feels the heat of the conflict, mainly in terms of how to adopt a neutral position. Updated Jan 12, 2020 08:21am

The ongoing challenge

Terrorist attacks this year decreased by 11 per cent as compared to 2018. Published Dec 29, 2019 07:04am

The Chinese version

Beijing has established Islamic centres to prepare imams for preaching the ‘Chinese version’ of religion. Updated Dec 15, 2019 07:53am

The youth challenge

One can observe that at every policy forum, the talk of student unions is taboo. Published Dec 01, 2019 07:05am

In search of glory

The maulana has concerns about the establishment’s engagement with the clergy without taking him on board. Published Nov 17, 2019 07:08am

Maulana’s pragmatism

An aspect of the Azadi March is the growing anti-establishment sentiment in the new madressah generation. Updated Nov 03, 2019 12:41pm

The politics of hunger

Giving more food or money to the poor is not a remedy for the curse of poverty. Published Oct 20, 2019 07:03am

HIGHWAYS OF HOPE

A closer look at Balochistan's roads of change Updated Oct 06, 2019 11:22pm

HIGHWAYS OF HOPE

Newly constructed highways in Balochistan are not only bringing connectivity to remote areas of the province. They are Updated Oct 06, 2019 10:03am

Taliban at a crossroads

Apparently, the Taliban have not yet worked out a post-peace deal strategy. Published Oct 06, 2019 07:02am

Establishing a new order

Some say that growing international pressure has led the power elites to rethink their reliance on the clergy. Published Sep 08, 2019 07:04am

Dignity in foreign relations

Perhaps it is high time for us to rid ourselves of the illusion of a united Muslim world. Published Aug 25, 2019 07:03am

The Kashmir challenge

The dynamics of the insurgency in occupied Kashmir will be different this time. Published Aug 11, 2019 07:04am

Striking a deal

It will be a test case for the premier and military leadership to fulfil the international community’s expectations. Updated Jul 28, 2019 07:58am