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  • Combating Terrorism: Evolving Asian Perspectives

    Editor
    2019
    Publisher:
    Pentagon Press
    ISBN: 978-93-86618-81-8
    Price: ₹.1295/-
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    About the Book

    This anthology of essays traverses a wide range of issues exploring the inconsistencies in the global war on terror, and brings together diverse perspectives from eminent academia, practitioners, technologists and civil society from Asia. It takes the conversation beyond the academic realm by delving into first person accounts from authors who are living and fighting terrorism in the heart of conflict zones in the region. The book navigates the conceptual challenges encountered during normal building efforts to counter terrorism, identifies ideologies and drivers fuelling this transnational resurgence of extremist violence, examines how technology is changing the nature of conflict and dives deep into the growing spectre of terrorism from South West Asia, to the extended outposts in South Asia and South East Asia. Most importantly, it debates the absence of effective counter-narratives to counter terrorism and offers ideas to build upon a reservoir of best practices by countries in the region.

    About the Editor

    Shruti Pandalai is an Associate Fellow at IDSA, primarily working on India's strategic thought and practice. Great power politics, neighbourhood relations, developments in military affairs and new emerging threats to national security are her areas of research interest. She also specialises on the issue of strategic communication in defence and diplomacy. She has been part of task force projects with the National Security council secretariat, ministry of external affairs and home affairs and frequently presents her research at conferences in international think tanks and military institutions. She has published widely in academic journals and the media and is currently focusing her research on the dynamics of the Sino-Indian relationship. Shruti was honoured with the IDSA President's Award for excellence in research in 2015. She is part of many global emerging leaders’ fora including "The Asian Forum of Global Governance, The Munich Young Leaders Programme and is also a 2017 Raisina Fellow. Previously, Shruti was a broadcast journalist, a News Anchor and Senior Correspondent with a leading national English news network specialising in international affairs. She is an alumna of St Xavier's College Calcutta, The Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, and The Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS, University of London.

    Contents

      Foreword
      Acknowledgements
      List of Abbreviations
      List of Tables and Figures
      Introduction
      India’s Quest for a Global Convention on Combating Terrorism:An Overview of Regional Responses and Recurring Challenges
      Shruti Pandalai

      SECTION ONE:

      NORMS AND THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR: CHALLENGES FOR ASIA

      Special Insight I
      Keynote Address
      H.E. Mhd. Hanif Atmar, National Security Advisor, Afghanistan

    1. Developing a Common Denominator to Fight Terrorism in Asia
      - Maj. Gen. Mahmud Ali Durrani (Retd.)
    2. Geopolitics of Islamic Jihad: The Islamic State—Roots, Savagery and Future
      - Abdel Bari Atwan
    3. Invisible Jihad: Challenges for India and Asia
      - Praveen Swami
    4. Countering Terrorism in the AfPak Ehsan Monavar5Terrorism Industry and its Global Expansion
      - Waiel Awwad
    5. SECTION TWO

      NEW WAVE OF GLOBAL TERROR: IDEAS, RESOURCES AND TRENDS

      Special Insight II

    6. Hostage Taking as a Tool of Terrorism and Methodology of Negotiations
      - Baker Atyani, Al Arabiya News Bureau Chief , South and East Asia
    7. Terror Finance in Kashmir: A Brief Overview
      - Atul Goel
    8. Women and Support for Terrorism in Pakistan
      - C. Christine Fair and Ali Hamza
    9. Women and Da’esh
      - Lamya Haji Bashar
    10. SECTION THREE

      THE AGE OF INSTANT TERROR:TECHNOLOGY, THE GAME CHANGER

    11. Breaking the ISIS Brand: Trajectories into and out of Terrorism and the Social Media Recruitment of ISIS
      - Anne Speckhard
    12. Technology and Intelligence in Countering Terrorism: An Intuitive Approach
      - Saikat Datta
    13. Online Radicalisation and India
      - Sanjeev Singh
    14. Tackling Malicious Profiling Online: The Indian Experience
      - Manjula Sridhar
    15. SECTION FOUR

      REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES: THE WEST ASIA CONUNDRUM UNRAVELLING GEOPOLITICS AND GLOBAL RESPONSE

      Special Insight III

    16. Countering Terrorism in the Maghreb: Implications for Global Security
      - Mustafa El Sagezli, General Manager, Libyan Program for Re-integration and Development
    17. A Brief Survey of Total Strategic Failure: NATO in West Asia
      - Frank Ledwidge
    18. What After Counter Insurgency?: Raiding in Zones of Turmoil
      - Eitan Shamir
    19. SECTION FIVE

      REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES – SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA:THE GROWING SPECTRE OF TERROR

    20. Countering Terrorism: Perspectives from Bangladesh
      - Lt. Gen. Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardy (Retd.)
    21. The Sri Lankan Defeat of Terrorism: Lessons for Evolving a Regional Response for Combating Terrorism
      - Gen. R.M. Daya Ratnayake (Retd.)
    22. A 9/11 for South Asia?
      - Ayesha Siddiqa
    23. The Evolving ISIS Threat to Southeast Asia
      - Kumar Ramakrishna
    24. SECTION SIX

      CONSTRUCTING EFFECTIVE COUNTER NARRATIVES: THE NEED FOR A GLOBAL RESPONSE

      Special Insight IV

    25. Crafting a Narrative for Kashmir
      - Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Syed Ata Hasnain, Distinguished Military Veteran and Fellow VIF
    26. The Deconstruction of the Jihadist Narrative
      - Adil Rasheed
    27. Understanding Sufism to Influence Extremism in Kashmir
      - S.M. Sahai
    28. List of Contributors

      Index

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