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  • R.K. Singh asked: What is the difference between transnational terrorism and global terrorism?

    Vivek Chadha replies: The term terrorism whether prefixed with transnational or global has a more or less similar connotation, as in the case of any other structure or organisation. Transnational essentially means beyond a national boundary. On the other hand, global implies anything which has a global footprint.

    Implications of the ISIS ‘province’ in Kashmir

    If Baghdadi has possibly moved toward the east, then the proclamation of an Indian branch flashes a note of caution for the security and intelligence agencies.

    May 17, 2019

    Moving Beyond the Listing of Masood Azhar

    With China now willing to discuss issues of mutual interest with India, a well-structured bilateral dialogue on regional and global terrorism may go a long way in convincing Beijing of the need to put pressure on Islamabad to act against terror

    May 16, 2019

    Designating Masood Azhar at the United Nations: More than a Symbolic Diplomatic Victory

    The decade-long effort to list Azhar showcases the pragmatism that marks India's multilateral diplomacy and questions the general perception that India's multilateral approach is ambivalent and inconsistent.

    May 09, 2019

    ISIS eyeing India in comeback plan

    The Sri Lanka Easter bombings has allowed ISIS chief Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi to launch a public relations offensive and enunciate a dangerous new strategy.

    May 06, 2019

    Shashi Priya asked: What is the US position on Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism?

    Arpita Anant replies: The United States (US) supports the early adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT). It accepts that the CCIT fills an important legal lacuna in the international agreements on terrorism. It has contributed to the Ad Hoc Committee of the General Assembly set up vide resolution 51/210 of December 17, 1996 for purpose of debating the draft Convention tabled by India in November 1996.

    US-Taliban Peace Talks and the Disquiet

    Trump seems to have reconciled himself to the fact that Afghanistan may become an ‘Islamic Emirate of Taliban’ with Sharia Law being imposed with or without the consent of the people.

    January 01, 2019

    Kishore asked: What are the key hurdles to the adoption of the UN Comprehensive Convention on Terrorism?

    Arpita Anant replies: India tabled a Draft Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) in the UN General Assembly in 1996 (A/C.6/51/6, November 11, 1996). The thrust of the convention was to ensure state support to prosecute or extradite those who have committed acts of terrorism in a third country.

    Jihadist Radicalisation in India: Internal Challenges, External Threats

    The Indian strategic community has for long debated aspects of jihadist radicalisation in the country—particularly over its origins, causes, extent, trajectory and possible counter-measures. This article posits that in the absence of clear perspectives, the incipient threat of jihadist radicalisation has the potential to metastasise and snowball quickly, as has been witnessed in other parts of the world in recent times.

    April-June 2018

    FATF as an Instrument of CFT Compliance in Pakistan

    Pakistan’s desperation to keep itself off the list of defaulting countries maintained by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) underlines the increasing effectiveness of the organisation, which has become the spearhead against global efforts combating the financing of terrorism (CFT).

    February 26, 2018

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