National Security and Strategic Studies
FATF and Pakistan

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), set up in 1989 following a G-7 resolution, provides the international standards for anti-money laundering and combatting terrorist financing (AML/CFT). An Inter-governmental organisation with 38 members and two....

Pulwama Terror Attack: India’s Options

Following the horrific terrorist attack on 14 February 2019 in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, carried out by Jaish-e- Mohammed (JeM), India went into a state of shock and mourning. The entire country was united in support of the 44 martyrs of the Centra....

Pulwama Terror Strike

The 14th February Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror strike on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Pulwama that led to the death of 40 personnel was the most lethal strike against the security forces since terrorism began in Kashmir. The timin....

Suicide Attack in Kashmir - Rejuvenation amongst Terrorist Organisations of the World Post-Legitimising the Taliban

The suicide bombing attack on the CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir on 14 Feb 19 is possibly one of the worst terrorist attacks in the country in recent times. The casualty figures being quoted by various news channels and newspapers vary from 39 to 4....

The Moscow Meeting on Afghanistan and its Implications for India

On 5-6 February 2019, an ‘intra-Afghan’ dialogue sponsored by the Afghan Diaspora in Russia concluded with a 8-point statement issued by the participants. The meeting between the Taliban and some Afghan leaders, without the participation of the A....

ISIS’s Infiltration into Balkans and its Changing Tactics

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a powerful group which is responsible for hundreds of terrorist attacks around the world and used to control large areas of Iraq and Syria in the size of the United Kingdom. ISIS is known around the world....

Strasbourg Terror Attack – Revisiting ISIS Footprints in Europe

The picturesque city of Strasbourg witnessed a shocking terror attack on December 11, 2018, in which a gunman opened fire around the famous Christmas market, killing at least three people and wounding 12 others. The Strasbourg Christmas markets is on....

Indus Water Treaty: New Realities and a Way Ahead

Introduction
Ever since the Prime Minister of India Sri Narendra Modi, while chairing a review meeting on Indus Water Treaty-1960 (IWT), reportedly made that famous statement post the Uri terrorist attack on 16 Sep 2016, that ‘blood an....

Review of Governor’s Rule in J&K and the Way Forward

After the break-up of the tumultuous political alliance between the PDP-BJP (19th June 2018), Governor’s Rule was imposed in the State for the eight’s time on June 20, 2018. Once again, it seemed that the history has destined to write-off any pos....

Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) Changing the Nature of War?

Introduction
The professional military body differentiates between an objective nature and a subjective character of war by drawing upon Clausewitz. Nature of war describes what war is and character of war describes how it is actually fou....

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