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Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad: Timely, but Unlikely to Succeed

March 17, 2017

Will the Pakistani civilian leadership cease to placate the Islamist forces for their own electoral gain? Will the Army rein in the jihadis it has been using to retain “strategic depth” in Afghanistan?

An Analysis of the Internal Security Budget 2017-18

February 21, 2017

For the financial year 2017-18, the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) has been allocated Rs. 83,823 crore, a hike of around 11.5 per cent over that of the previous year. Though the Union government has been providing substantial budget support to the MHA to aid its reform and modernisation programs, the ministry’s efforts to bring about desired reforms have shown mixed results so far.

Countering Fidayeen Attacks

December 15, 2016

The antidote to fidayeen attacks is a well-trained and informed soldier, who is clinical in his task of neutralising the threat as and when it arises.

Has Nigeria Defeated Boko Haram? An Appraisal of the Counter-Terrorism Approach under the Buhari Administration

January 2017

One of the campaign promises of President Muhammadu Buhari was that he would eliminate Boko Haram six months after assumption of office. By December 2015, the Buhari-led government gave itself a pass mark for countering the terrorists. The government declared that the group had been ‘technically defeated’. This declaration has led to debates in the public space as to the veracity of this claim. This article aims to critically appraise the on-going attempt to eliminate the Boko Haram threat under the Buhari administration.

It is Terrorism by Daish, Not Jihad by Islamic State

December 05, 2016

Terrorists pursuing an atavistic agenda through the brutal killing of common people are not performing jihad. They only seek to legitimize their vile acts in the name of Islam.

The 'Social Media'Challenge to National Security: Impact and Opportunities A Conceptual Overview

2016

The monograph hopes to succeed in providing a conceptual framework to understanding this emerging challenge and draw up a set of best practices and recommendations for policy makers and law enforcement agencies to move forward with.

Colombian Air Force: Innovation in Counter-Insurgency

October 25, 2016

While the fate of the peace process between the Colombian Government and FARC remains uncertain, innovative use of technology and tactics on the part of the Colombian Air Force has played no small part in convincing the rebel group that its military struggle was doomed to fail.

The Draft Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act 2016: A Review

September 07, 2016

While the need for re-evaluating internal security holistically is undeniable, it may be appropriate to deal with this matter in the national context.

Online Radicalisation: The Example of Burhan Wani

July 16, 2016
Online Radicalisation: The Example of Burhan Wani

Effective use of social media fuelled Wani’s rise to prominence. His skills in this domain radicalised youth in greater numbers than had previously been achieved using more conventional methods.

The Terrorist Attack on Ataturk Airport – Portents and Pointers

July 08, 2016
Terrorist Attack on Ataturk Airport

The June 28 attack on Ataturk airport, as also the Zaventem attack in Brussels, have highlighted the security lacunae in all airports, which do not monitor the arrival terminals.

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