Counter-terrorism
Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: April 2022

In the month of April 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized six expert group interactions with most of them being hybrid. All the interactions covered the relevant and engaging topics in the world and the region i.e. Sri Lanka,...

A Compendium of Terrorist Groups

The last three decades has seen the South and West Asian regions turning into a hot bed of terror activities. Spreading from these regions, and alongside by many other isolated areas across the globe, terrorism today has become the biggest threat to...

Taliban Triumph in Afghanistan and India’s Counter-Terrorism Policy against Islamist Extremism in Africa

On 15th August, 2021, in a dramatic turn of events, Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, was taken over by the Taliban insurgent groups. While the collapse of Afghanistan government and its national army was somewhat predictable once the US...

US-Taliban troop withdrawal deal

After 18 months of negotiations, the US-Taliban signed the troop withdrawal deal in Doha on February 29 in the presence of representatives from 30 countries and international organisations, signalling the end of the 18-year old war in the country....

Terrorism and Counter Terrorism: Review of Year 2019 and Projections for 2020

The year 2019 had significant developments in global terrorism. The review covers the important activities of terrorism and counter-terrorism (CT) around the globe. There have been ongoing conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Yemen which includes terrorist...

Counter-Terrorism Framework of the United Nations and India’s Approach of De-Radicalisation<sup>1</sup>

Introduction Due to lack of an internationally accepted definition, terrorism continues to haunt every nation in the World. The perspective of terrorism differs from a nation to nation; therefore, every country has its own definition and measure to...

Pulwama and After

At least 44 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed and 70 injured when a Maruti Eeco car laden with explosives rammed into a CRPF bus—part of a massive convoy—in Awantipora town of Pulwama District in Jammu and Kashmir (J...

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...

Commentary: Jordan Matters – India and the Hashemite Kingdom

His Majesty King Abdullah Ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania will be on his second State visit to India at the end of this month, close on the heels of transit visit of PM Modi earlier this month...

Post-ISIS: Future of Global Jihad

Post-Islamic State Jihad-Terror As Islamic State (IS), or ISIS (Daesh) is continuously losing territories in Iraq and Syria and with the imminent likelihood of it’s fading into oblivion, sooner than later, the questions that haunt our society and...

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