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  • Lone Wolf Attacks: An Assessment in the Indian Context

    Lone Wolf Attacks: An Assessment in the Indian Context

    If the IS has been able to successfully recruit Indians for the war in Syria and provide technical support for their travel, it is a matter of time before they find recruits willing to employ violence in India itself.

    December 10, 2015

    The Need to Support Bangladesh in its Fight against Extremism

    The international community should strengthen the hands of the Sheikh Hasina government. It has a proven track record of working against extremists and terrorists.

    November 30, 2015

    Paris 13/11: What Next?

    Paris 13/11: What Next?

    To argue that the IS carried out the attacks because it has visceral hatred for Western values is to miss the central point. IS has that hatred, but essentially 13/11 was an act of vengeance against France and others who have been bombing the IS.

    November 24, 2015

    The Terrorism-Disease Nexus: India's Neighborhood Concerns

    The lawyer1 representing the Pakistani clinician2 involved in a US national security plan to confirm Osama Bin Laden’s identity in

    January-June 2015

    K. Swapnil asked: What is the difference between urban terrorism and hinterland terrorism?

    Vivek Chadha replies: The terms “urban” and “hinterland” have both geographical and socio-economic connotations. Urban refers to the towns and cities in any country. Urbanisation is often related to better development, higher income, and politically sensitive areas, which makes them more visible parts of a country. It is also for this reason that the urban centres tend to come up higher in the list of terrorist targets, given the sensational impact terror strikes in such areas could potentially make.

    The Islamic State and the United States

    The Islamic State and the United States

    It is difficult to figure out the basic motivation of US policy. It might be sheer inability to decide or it might be the desire to lend support to the progressive realization of the 1982 Yinon plan.

    June 08, 2015

    The Centre of Gravity of militancy shifts to Afghanistan

    The Centre of Gravity of militancy shifts to Afghanistan

    Stakeholder regional countries threatened by Islamic militancy need to get together under the umbrella of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and fight a joint war to end the menace.

    May 27, 2015

    Lifeblood of Terrorism: Countering Terrorism Finance

    Lifeblood of Terrorism: Countering Terrorism Finance
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing India
      2015

    Terrorism finance has aptly been termed as the lifeblood of terrorism. Yet, this remains one of the most under researched facets of terrorism. This limitation is even more apparent in the Indian context, despite the fact that the country has faced the scrouge of terrorism and insurgency for over five decades. Lifeblood of Terrorism: Countering Terrorism Finance, is the first book on the subject in an Indian context.

    • ISBN 978-93-84052-18-8,
    • Price: ₹. 599/-
    • E-copy available
    2015

    Why has the Iraqi Offensive against ISIS Stalled?

    Why has the Iraqi Offensive against ISIS Stalled?

    US authorities seem to be unusually reluctant to use air power to help the Iraqi authorities and their Iranian allies in the conduct of the Tikrit offensive. Why?

    March 24, 2015

    Need to build a good coalition to combat ISIS

    Need to build a good coalition to combat ISIS

    There is a great traction amongst western countries on building up a coalition to tackle ISIS, but the big question is which countries in West Asia would be able to synchronise western goals with theirs? While the US and its NATO allies, along with France and Australia have been assisting the Kurdish peshmerga, the list of Arab countries willing to work with the West-led coalition is unclear.

    September 09, 2014

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