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Security perceptions and development

Often, insecure, authoritarian regimes play up the negative news and graphically broadcast them. Curbs on alternative views tend to accentuate this phenomenon of panic and general uncertainty. In many wars,…

Managing security & economy

MANY interpret the government’s recent reshuffle of the federal cabinet as a way of venting its frustration over a seemingly intractable economic challenge. The reshuffle came days before Prime Minister Imran…

Internal security

WE’RE past the 100-day mark, and as they’ve told us, they’ve been busy. But the recent Chinese consulate attack in Karachi begs the question whether they’ve been busy enough on…

Security For CPEC

Security for CPEC

On May 24, two Chinese language teachers were kidnapped from the supposedly secure zone in Quetta. The militant Islamic State group later claimed responsibility for the abduction. Now, Chinese and…

Economic Security

Economic security

Pakistan’s economic security is by far the most neglected element of our national security. For way too long, we remained focus on Pakistan’s military security. For way too long, we…

The fog of national security

We know that the media is too much with us. It is overwhelming. But it is difficult for us to make sense of what it is doing to us and…

Shift In Security Doctrine

Shift in security doctrine

The declaration of a countrywide counterterrorism operation, Raddul Fasaad, has unfolded the security vision of army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa. It may be the beginning of his legacy. A…

Time To Recalibrate Our Security Policy

Time to recalibrate our security policy

The almost-simultaneous recent terrorist attacks in Lahore and Kabul clearly remind us of the cross-border mobility, capacity and advantages terrorists exploit due to the ongoing hostility between Afghanistan and Pakistan.…