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Rising presence of Daesh in India

Until very recently in India, there have been several interpretations of threat perceptions of Daesh or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). This was primarily because few Indian Muslims joined the outfit in Syria or Iraq and there has been,...

Terror Strikes Dhaka

"This was waiting to happen"- this is how the initial reaction of shock and disbelief expressed itself. A stunned Bangladesh that has always believed in and practiced moderate and tolerant Islam, just could not come to terms with the dastardly act...

The Crises within Daesh

In less than a year, the Daesh as come a long way from being considered as the world’s wealthiest terror organisation in 2014, to struggling to finance its operations in 2016. In mid-2015, Daesh’s overall monthly revenue in the territories under its...

Losing Territories, the new challenge for Daesh

For an outfit like the Islamic State or Daesh, which swears by its ambition to establish a global Caliphate, loss of territory is definitely a setback. A US-based information agency estimated that between 1 January and 14 December 2015, Daesh’s...

Syria: The Russians are leaving, or are they?

Russian President Putin’s decision to pull out his military resources from Syria has been received with much skepticism and analysts are pulling out all the stops to examine the decision from every angle. Till late the Russian Air Force was using...

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....

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 spheres. The...

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,...

An UN Resolution on Syria : About Time

It is rare to see the international community coming together on any issue which threatens the collective security of the world at large. When Daesh emerged as the freshest scourge everyone knew that it was flush with funds looted from the Mosul...

Paris Attack is Nothing but a Message

The brutal serial attack in Paris resulting in death of 129 civilians besides injuring scores of others should not come as a surprise to anyone. The possibility of such a well-executed attack on in Europe have been doing the rounds ever since the...

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