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Muhammad Amir Rana

The China challenge

The China challenge

The PTI government will still have to contend with institutional wrangling over foreign policy. Published Jul 29, 2018 07:07am
Religion and politics

Religion and politics

The electoral participation of groups like the ASWJ is everything except deradicalisation. Published Jul 15, 2018 06:24am
The dream of connectivity

The dream of connectivity

Many see regional connectivity as a remedy for all our economic and geopolitical issues. Published Jul 01, 2018 07:07am
Vote for change

Vote for change

Does political sloganeering align with the majority’s aspirations? Published Jun 22, 2018 08:04am
Vote for change

Vote for change

Does political sloganeering align with the majority’s aspirations? Published Jun 22, 2018 06:48am
The role of religion in polls

The role of religion in polls

Traditionally, religio-political parties have struggled to find an inspiring agenda and narrative. Updated May 22, 2018 06:12pm
They are coming back

They are coming back

Returning militants cannot be taken into custody merely on the basis of suspicion. Published Feb 11, 2018 06:37am
Mother of all confusions

Mother of all confusions

Banned militant groups are continuously giving Pakistan diplomatic stress. Published Jan 28, 2018 07:31am
Review of security doctrine

Review of security doctrine

Old and new challenges have compelled Pakistan to review its security and geopolitical priorities. Published Jan 14, 2018 07:28am
Afghan peace challenge

Afghan peace challenge

The year 2018 may further complicate the Afghan challenge for Pakistan. Updated Dec 31, 2017 01:22pm
Rise of Barelvi activism

Rise of Barelvi activism

It is yet uncertain which Barelvi group will be able to consolidate its position before the elections. Updated Dec 03, 2017 11:56am
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