Terror Strike in Sri Lanka: Expanding Footprints of Jihadist Movement in the Indian Subcontinent

Gauging the Current State of the Jihadist Movement1 In the 20th Century, the world confronted three totalitarian revolutionary movements: Nazism; communism; and fascism. Now the world is under assault from a fourth such movement whose members oper

कश्मीर में टकराव की स्थिति टालने के लिए शांति का विचार समझना जरूरी

कश्मीर में शांति का विरोधाभास जर्मनी के चांसलर विली ब्रांट ने कहा था, “शांति ही सब कुछ नहीं है,

Imperative to Understand Concept of Peace for Conflict Transformation in Kashmir

Paradox of Peace in Kashmir Chancellor Willy Brandt of Germany had said, “Peace is not everything, but without peace, everything is nothing”.1 Kashmir is passing through a similar situation where lack of peace has led to a collapse of societal

Decoding Threat to India from Terrorism and Insurgency

Introduction Extremists and terrorists have redoubled their efforts to pursue their ill-founded objectives of creating violence and instability across the globe. Of the last 16 years, the worst year for terrorism was 2014, with 93 countries experi

Strategy of Military and Non-Military Measures: Imperative for Stability in Kashmir

Introduction War of perception is a tool to expand the domains of conflict geographically and demographically. Pakistan and its proxies have created an impression as if entire Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) is fighting a separatist movement, whereas, the i

A Social and Psychological Approach to Conflict Management in Jammu and Kashmir

People of the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) region practiced Hinduism, Buddhism and Zoroastrianism at the time when Islam entered the Kashmir Valley. One aspect that remained constant in Kashmir was that in spite of the arrival of foreign Sufi Saints such

Stone Pelting: Is it an Expression of Anger or a Strategy?

No state can survive if it overlooks the collective act of violence by its subjects. It is not only unlawful but a revolt against the constitutionally elected government. Allowing people to take law in their own hands is undermining the authority of

Key to Conflict Management in Kashmir is People, Politics and Perception

Violence is a type of backwardness and it is enormously powerful tool to coerce the communally fractured population to revolt against the state. But sustaining the uprising would need psychological mentoring and shaping of the perception of the peopl

India Needs Structural Changes to Remove Uncertainty in National Security

Thucydides said, “Peace is a temporary truce in a war that is continuously going on.” India is at war since 1947 as no nation has fought so many conventional and sub-conventional conflicts post World War–II as India. Incidentally, each of these

Secure Cognitive Domain for Conflict Management in Jammu and Kashmir

When conflict becomes violent, the effect on human wellbeing is disastrous. Negative outcome of armed conflict in Jammu and Kashmir is not confined to the collateral damage but has triggered collapse of social and cultural institutions. Employment of

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