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Interaction with Bangladesh Jatiyo Party Delegation

A seven-member delegation of Bangladesh Jatiyo Party, led by Mr Ziauddin Ahmed (Bablu), Member of Parliament and former advisor to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh visited the VIF. Broad ranging talks with a select panel of experts, which included...

The Perils of the United States Strategy in Syria

In March, at least four hundred United States (US) troops were deployed to Syria without congressional approval.i The stated US objective is to join the offensive against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Raqqa. There are unofficial reports...

The ISIS Phantasmagoria and its Implications for India : Building Capacities to Prevent and Counter Radicalisation and Violent Extremism

Rise of a Demonic Force: Daesh Daesh as a tangible entity was in the making for several decades prior to the supposed cut-off date which recognises its meteoric rise in the region, and eventually beyond the borders of the self-proclaimed caliphate....

Twelve Essays on Terrorism: A VIF Analysis Edited by Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee

Hardcover: 260 pages Publisher: Pentagon Press; First Edition edition (2017) ISBN-10: 8182749425 ISBN-13: 978-8182749429 Online Available at amazon.com

Round Table Discussion on ISIS Proofing India (I & II)

16th September 2016 and 8th December 2016 The rise of ‘Daesh’ or ISIS as a formidable apparatus of terror beyond the borders of Iraq and Syria is a cause of intense concern throughout the world. Even though obituaries of the terror group...

War Against Daesh (ISIS) – An Assessment of Mosul Campaign

After having crushed the concept of the Caliphate little over 90 years ago by Kemal Ataturk, the first president of the modern-day Turkey, a renewed effort was made by a newly-founded Sunni militant group, which, today, is known by the name Islamic...

ISIS and Radicalization in the Central Asian Republics

The pristine Hanafi school of Islam that prevails in the Central Asia is under severe threat of being displaced by a highly intolerant and violent version of Islam adopted by the likes of the IS. Increasingly marked by poverty and radicalization,...

From Terrorism to Terror: Worrisome Developments for the International Community

Ever since the territories under the captivity of the terrorist organisation—Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)—began to be recaptured, several analyses have been made predicting the outfit’s doomsday. The rapidly depleting financial sources and...

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...

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