THE desire for change is not something bad in itself. But when it is used as a source of political manoeuvring, the mantra of change may become an excuse for exercising power disproportionately. For the common man, change is largely linked to bringing relief and adding some meaning to life. However, change cannot be manufactured […]
Muhammad Amir Rana is a security and political analyst and the director of Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), an independent Islamabad-based think tank.
He has worked extensively on issues related to counter-terrorism, counter-extremism, and internal and regional security and politics.
He was a founder member of PIPS when it was launched in January 2006 and had previously worked as a journalist with various Urdu and English daily newspapers from 1996 until 2004. He has also been affiliated with the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Singapore as a visiting fellow. He has also given lectures at several universities and security institutes in Pakistan and abroad…Read More
THIS past week has been full of surprises for the people of Balochistan. First, Prime Minister Imran Khan said during his Gwadar visit that he was considering holding talks with the Baloch nationalists. Later, a media report claimed that the federal cabinet had given the go-ahead for discussions with annoyed Baloch tribes. As a sign of quick […]
THE deadline for US forces’ withdrawal from Afghanistan is approaching, and major international stakeholders are looking towards Pakistan to play a leading but voluntary role in bringing stability to its neighbourhood with the US particularly expecting a lot from the country in terms of short-term mutual interests. Apparently, Pakistan wants a much longer partnership and restoration of […]