The intersection of maulvis, militants and the military is a complex web of overlapping and opposing interests.
Muhammad Amir Rana
Pakistan’s renewed anti-militant campaign is hindered by several factors.
Dignity and empowerment may be more important than economics or security.
India is determined to undermine Pakistan’s role in emerging global and regional alliances.
An anthology of essays on the critical challenges facing Pakistan tries to identify the reasons for the chronic problems
Could our ranking on the Happiness Index be interpreted as an increase in the number of less happy people?
Balochistan’s leadership seems convinced that Iran is using its economic influence for political purposes.
Policies on proscribed organisations must be subject to open debate in parliament.
Chinese investors demand the award of projects on softer terms and on a fast track.
There is an impression that Pakistan has lost its geopolitical equilibrium.
Gwadar residents are waiting for the prime minister to help resolve the fishermen’s issues.
Francis Fukuyama revisits his own grandiose thesis about liberal democracy being the end point of humankind’s political
Seventeen years after first banning militant groups, Pakistan is once again at a crossroads.
Both India and Pakistan need a paradigm shift to move from covert warfare to strategic realism.
The state and religious forces have developed a relationship of ideological and political convenience.
Negotiated settlement with Afghan Taliban will reduce impact of hybrid warfare against Pakistan, establishment believes.
As seen in Sahiwal, law enforcement has mastered the art of downplaying tragedies.
Mystery continues to shroud the nature of the camps in Xinjiang.
Pakistan is once again at a critical juncture of political transition.
Pakistan needs to solemnly review what it has gained and lost in its war against terrorism.