Date: Aug 31, 2018

About the Report

The ISIS Phenomenon: South Asia and Beyond, apart from providing a detailed look at ISIS’ conception and operational structure, will also help in understanding the evolving nature of terrorism and the factors that continue to strengthen and propagate jihadist ideologies. This study aims to fill the lacunae in our current understanding of ISIS’ influence in India and South Asia, and hopes that the research will enable decision-makers to formulate appropriate counter-terrorism strategies to help create a safe, secure and peaceful South Asian and global environment.

About the Author

Kabir Taneja is an Associate Fellow with Observer Research Foundation’s Strategic Studies programme. His primary research interest is India’s relations with West Asia/Middle  East. He studies domestic political dynamics, terrorism, nonstate militant actors, and the general security paradigm of the region. He has written extensively for various publications, including The New York Times, The Hindu, Suddeutsche Zeitung, The Huffington Post, Politico, Quartz, The Diplomat, Mint etc.


Kabir Taneja, Associate Fellow, ORF

V Balachandran, Former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India

Lt. Gen. Vinod Khandare (Retd), PVSM, AVSM, SM, former Director General, Defence Intelligence Agency

Venue Address

NKM International House, Mumbai