Terrorism
Daesh in Iraq: A Concern for Iran

Living with challenges has become a norm for the Islamic Republic of Iran. After the 1979 Islamic Revolution, it witnessed some mega problems, including eight-year war with Iraq, controversial nuclear programme, international sanctions, etc. Curre....

Brussels Terror Attack: Implications for India and the Region

The city of Brussels was shaken by terrorist strikes in the morning of March 22, 2016. Twin blasts within seconds of each other hit Zaventem Airport at around 0750hrs local time (GMT) on March 22, 2016. These were triggered by suicide bombers. About ....

Brussels and after: Solutions elude European security

This must commence with a wholehearted condemnation of the terrorist actions against innocent citizens in Brussels and expression of empathy with those who lost family and friends in this continuing madness that the world is witnessing. This is no....

Libya: An Emerging Model for the Islamic State

Introduction Instability created by terror-related activities is not a new phenomenon in the Maghreb region or Northwest Africa. Looking at the present scenario in this region, there are no signs of improvement, particularly on security sph....

Events in Pathankot : A Breach Of Trust

Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Lahore was probably the last proverbial straw for the elements of the Deep State of Pakistan which is heavily opposed to any ideas of a peace process with India. The chain of events involving the NSA talks at Bangkok ....

Forces won the Pathankot battle but failed to win the perception war

If there is one major lesson that the Modi government must learn from the controversy surrounding the Pathankot terror strike is this: get the perception management model right! In the age of social media dominance and 24-hour television channels, hu....

A Clinically Executed Anti-Terror Operation

As more details emerge on the Pathankot terror strike and India's response, it is becoming increasingly clear that the quick decision-making at the highest levels of the country's security apparatus saved a repeat of a Mumbai-like carnage at the fron....

Islamic State and the Western World: An American Perspective

The penetration of the influence of the Islamic State (IS) on the American soil has increasingly become visible over the past few months. That a few (even microscopic minority) citizens are supporting this terror group is evidence that a country, whi....

Europe must brace for more attacks

The tragedy in Paris is most regrettable; loss of more than 160 innocent lives at the hand of extremist elements anywhere is despicable. Yet, the message coming out from this attack is that the world is nowhere near any guarantee of safety and securi....

Combating Financing of Terror: An Indian Perspective

Introduction The Indian state possesses a unique characteristic of a mix of peace and conflict trajectories that greatly impact its policy and execution. This is true also of its policies on and responses to the most potent threat it faces....

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