Anurag Sharma has completed MPhil in Politics and International Relations on 'International Security' at the Dublin City University in Ireland, in 2018. His thesis is titled as “The Islamic State Foreign Fighter Phenomenon and the Jihadi Threat to India”. Anurag’s main research interests are terrorism and the Internet, Cybersecurity, Countering Violent Extremism/Online (CVE), Radicalisation, Counter-terrorism and Foreign (Terrorist) Fighters.

Prior to joining the Vivekananda International Foundation, Anurag was employed as a Research Assistant at Institute for Conflict Management. As International affiliations, he is a Junior Researcher at TSAS (The Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, And Society) in Canada; and an Affiliate Member with AVERT (Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation to Terrorism) Research Network in Australia.

Anurag Sharma has an MSc in Information Security and Computer Crime, major in Computer Forensic from University of Glamorgan (now University of South Wales) in United Kingdom and has an online certificate in ‘Terrorism and Counterterrorism’ from Leiden University in the Netherlands, and an online certificate in ‘Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat’ from the University of Maryland, the United States.

Contributions 
2019 Hong Kong Protests: A Series of Contending Perspectives Introduction The 2019 Hong Kong (HK)’ protests were one of the biggest street protests in the last three decades. The protests were against the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) ...

Al Qaida Affiliate AGuH Leader Zakir Musa Killed in J&K - What Lies Ahead? On 23 May 2019, while all the prime time news channels in India were intensely pre-occupied with news and analysis of the Parliamentary Election 2019, a few of them found time and space to flash a piece of a very significant security related news fro...

Re-emergence of Islamic State’s Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi On Saturday, April 27, 2019, Islamic State’s (IS) central media outlet, Al-Furqan, released an 18-minute propaganda video featuring its ‘underground’ leader and self-proclaimed ‘Caliph Ibrahim’, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.1 It was the...

Islamic State (IS) Activities in India- A Trend Analysis Recent Arrest of IS Operatives in India On November 20, 2017, reacting to a question on growing spread of Islamic (IS) ideology in India, the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh had said, “Indian Muslims would never allow terroris...

Issue Briefs 
Jammu and Kashmir Security Review 2018 -What lies ahead? … continuing Pakistani support to the militants groups, terrorism in the Kashmir Valley is unlikely vanish anytime soon … however the support system to anti-India activities in the Valley is being continuously degraded … welfare and development...

Event Reports 
Homeland Security Conference 2019, on ‘Innovation led Cyber Security Management’, Jointly Organised by the VIF and the FICCI, 22-23 August 2019, New Delhi The ‘Homeland Security Conference 2019 on ‘Innovation led Cyber Security Management’ was the 3rd edition, jointly organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), and the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry...

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