Saman Ayesha Kidwai

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  • Ms Saman Ayesha Kidwai is Research Analyst at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

    Narco-Terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir

    Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has witnessed a 2000 per cent surge in heroin-related drug seizures between 2017 and 2022, with significant national security and societal consequences.

    September 12, 2022

    US Drone Strike on Al-Zawahiri: Significance and Implications

    The strike against Zawahiri is being hailed as a vindication of the US’s ‘over-the-horizon’ strategy in eradicating terrorism without placing boots on the ground.

    August 16, 2022

    Role of Women in Terrorism in Africa

    Women play active roles in sustaining and facilitating extremist activities on the African continent.

    July 15, 2022

    The ideological and Non-ideological Underpinnings of Violent Extremism: An American Study

    July 14, 2022

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms Saman Ayesha Kidwai’s article ‘The ideological and non-ideological underpinnings of violent extremism: An American study’ has been published in Modern Diplomacy, on 14 July 2022.

    Although there is no universal definition of violent extremism, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation believes it to be “the beliefs and actions of people who support or use violence to achieve ideological, religious or political goals,” including “terrorism and other forms of politically motivated violence”, says Ms Kidwai.

    Far-Right Extremism in the West

    Far-right extremism, rooted in the anti-Semitic, White supremacist Nazi and Fascist ideologies of the 20th century, has gained popularity across first world countries.

    July 06, 2022

    Global Terrorist Trends 2020 to 2022: An analysis

    June 03, 2022

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms Saman Ayesha Kidwai’s article ‘Global Terrorist Trends 2020 to 2022: An analysis’ has been published in Modern Diplomacy on 03 June 2022.

    Terrorist threats have magnified over the past few years, gradually subsuming efforts to prioritise socio-economic development, particularly in fragile states, says Ms Kidwai.

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    Video games: The alt-right’s radicalisation toolkit in the West

    May 14, 2022

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms Saman Ayesha Kidwai’s article ‘Video games: The alt-right's radicalisation toolkit in the West’ has been published in Modern Diplomacy on 14 May 2022.

    Alt-right’s radicalisation of youth and adults has moved beyond online chat forums and grassroots demonstrations to video games’ virtual reality, particularly in the western world, through avenues such as Roblox, says Ms Kidwai.

    Afghanistan’s Forgotten War: The Clash Between the Taliban and ISKP

    May 13, 2022

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms Saman Ayesha Kidwai’s article ‘Afghanistan's Forgotten War: The Clash Between the Taliban and ISKP’ has been published in Modern Diplomacy on 13 May 2022.

    Amid the Ukrainian war, the Afghan crisis accurately represents a forgotten conflict. Notably, the rivalry between the Taliban and the Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP), personified by violence and instability, has, much to the detriment of analysts, continued to bleed the country dry, say Ms Kidwai.

    The UK’s “Separation Centres”: Re-Visiting Counter-Terror Measures

    May 01, 2022

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms Saman Ayesha Kidwai’s article “The UK's ‘Separation Centres’: Re-visiting counter-terror measures” was has been published in ‘Modern Diplomacy’ on 01 May 2022.

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