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Crowdsourcing violence: Decoding online propaganda of new militant groups in Kashmir
Jan 19, 2022

Crowdsourcing violence: Decoding online propaganda of new militant groups in Kashmir

As new militant groups use digital militancy to garner support, the Indian government should implement effective counter narratives to control false p

Islamic State propaganda in India
Apr 16, 2020

Islamic State propaganda in India

What is new is the pro-IS online ecosystem recognising an opportunity within Indian domestic politics.

No, China isn’t winning the virus propaganda battle
Apr 10, 2020

No, China isn’t winning the virus propaganda battle

If Beijing really wants to make a bid for global leadership, it needs to do more to help developing nations weather this crisis.

Reviewing the evolution of pro-Islamic State propaganda in South Asia
Jan 06, 2022

Reviewing the evolution of pro-Islamic State propaganda in South Asia

The Afghanistan crisis has given new platforms fuel to push pro-IS propaganda in South Asia

The Taliban is winning the propaganda war
Jul 12, 2021

The Taliban is winning the propaganda war

The Taliban’s expanding footprint across the country conjures up a horrific image of what would happen should the Taliban continue to control and ru

Abandon ad hocism, focus sharp on the Maoist menace
Apr 30, 2012

Abandon ad hocism, focus sharp on the Maoist menace

The trends emerging from Odisha and Chhattisgarh following the latest kidnappings of popular officials confirm to a certain global pattern - desperation leads to unpopular acts. These measures suggest they become considerably weaker and are making desperate attempts to wage easy propaganda.

Art Not For Art’s Sake: China and Hollywood’s Mutual Gains From a Symbiotic Relationship
Apr 24, 2023

Art Not For Art’s Sake: China and Hollywood’s Mutual Gains From a Symbiotic Relationship

The use of America’s movie industry, or Hollywood, to advance an agenda is not new. This paper explores how China has expanded its financial footprint in Hollywood and consequently is able to use films for propaganda. It engages with the importance of propaganda and censorship in China, and how China has historically used mass media and other cultural tools to serve its political interests. It underlines the symbiotic nature of the rela

Automation in moderation: Preserving fundamental rights while moderating online content at scale
Apr 14, 2021

Automation in moderation: Preserving fundamental rights while moderating online content at scale

In order to safeguard against function creep, governments and platforms must be transparent about how and where automated tools are used.

Bloomsbury saga is a battle of platforms, driven by an ecosystem, powered by ideologies
Aug 24, 2020

Bloomsbury saga is a battle of platforms, driven by an ecosystem, powered by ideologies

Preserving free speech should be the gut reaction of anyone in the business of ideas — authors, academics, journalists. There is no space for select

Can Communal Violence Fuel an ISIS Threat in India? An Analysis of ‘Voice of Hind’
Sep 04, 2020

Can Communal Violence Fuel an ISIS Threat in India? An Analysis of ‘Voice of Hind’

In early 2020 the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published an India-centric propaganda material called Voice of Hind. This special report examines the first issue of the publication, which openly recruits Indian Muslims by manipulating the fears and grievances they harbour owing to certain political developments in the country. The analysis uses theories of social psychology, inter-group conflict discourse, and communications theory to pr

Cause and Effect: The Factors that Make Pakistan's Military a Political Force
Feb 28, 2024

Cause and Effect: The Factors that Make Pakistan's Military a Political Force

This issue brief assesses the enduring political influence of the military in Pakistan. It delves into the historical, social, and geopolitical factors that have propelled the military's rise in the nation's governance structure. The brief also examines the military-bureaucratic nexus and its role in perpetuating military dominance, and the implications of a weak civil society and its constrained ability to counterbalance military power.

China in the post-COVID-19 era — How will the CCP tackle its image problem? 
Dec 28, 2020

China in the post-COVID-19 era — How will the CCP tackle its image problem? 

Ultimately, the power of example counts, and the Chinese has matched this with an extremely sophisticated, worldwide propaganda and misinformation cam

China prepares its people for war
May 15, 2023

China prepares its people for war

As nations in Asia rebalance against Chinese aggression and expansionism, China begins mobilisation of its citizens, citing danger to the nation

Chinese Global Exchange Diplomacy and Influence Operations: An Overview
Feb 15, 2024

Chinese Global Exchange Diplomacy and Influence Operations: An Overview

Since the onset of the twenty-first century, China has employed various instruments of exchange diplomacy to overcome its historical 'century of humiliation’ and realise its 'Middle Kingdom’ dream. Riding on the platform of the Belt and Road Initiative, China has leveraged its strong economy and large human resources through tourism, education, and sister-city arrangements to strengthen people-to-people contact between its citizens, diaspora,

Chinese nationalism, with socialist characteristics?
Jul 12, 2021

Chinese nationalism, with socialist characteristics?

China’s communist party has survived where others have failed — a testament to its capacity to adapt and reinvent itself with the times. Mao’s successors put ideology aside and focused instead on economic growth.  Yet today, under Xi Jinping’s leadership, there is much lip-service paid to the ideology of the communist past, even while key communist principles like collectivism are actively undermined. With a slowing down economy, communi

Countering insurgency in Kashmir: The cyber dimension
Jan 10, 2017

Countering insurgency in Kashmir: The cyber dimension

Countering the militancy in Kashmir has become a highly challenging task due to the exploitation of new information and communication technology by insurgent groups. The battlefield is now a multidimensional one, encompassing both physical territory and cyberspace. The overall capabilities of insurgents have been enhanced by tools in cyberspace that are inexpensive, ever more sophisticated, rapidly proliferating, and easy to use. Militants are sy

Countering violent extremism in Cyberspace
Apr 04, 2015

Countering violent extremism in Cyberspace

There is a need for governments to engage the private sector in counter-terrorism and counter-propaganda initiatives. Counter-terrorism doctrines and strategies have been framed in the last decade with a focus on religious extremism and have failed to encompass other ideas, feel cyber expers.

Cyber Jihad: The biggest challenge in Kashmir
Jul 13, 2018

Cyber Jihad: The biggest challenge in Kashmir

A generalist attitude towards terrorist propaganda on social media will not work. A strategic narrative communicating the other side of the story need

Election security, influence operations and Indo-Pacific: New challenge(s) for Democracies
Apr 30, 2024

Election security, influence operations and Indo-Pacific: New challenge(s) for Democracies

China’s growing influence operations necessitates the implementation of proper measures to ensure election security

Government of India’s narrative trap on Kashmir
Aug 27, 2019

Government of India’s narrative trap on Kashmir

Today, there is barely any Kashmiri voice of dissent on TV screens and in newsprint. Any dissent or outpour of anger is either shut down, belittled or

Hamas is now what Al-Qaeda became after 9/11
Oct 12, 2023

Hamas is now what Al-Qaeda became after 9/11

Hamas was never a household name beyond a point unlike Al-Qaeda or the Islamic State. Until now

Impact of Israel-Hamas conflict on terrorist radicalisation in India
Dec 26, 2023

Impact of Israel-Hamas conflict on terrorist radicalisation in India

With pan-Islamic and Pakistan-based terrorist organisations weaponising the deluge of footage from the Gaza Strip, their propaganda will impact terror

In Sri Lanka, India’s mantra should be “assist and publicise”
Apr 13, 2022

In Sri Lanka, India’s mantra should be “assist and publicise”

To counter Chinese propaganda that is aimed to tarnish India’s image, India should assist its southern neighbour and publicise its efforts.

In times of fake news and manufactured outrage, how do we reclaim empathy?
Feb 10, 2020

In times of fake news and manufactured outrage, how do we reclaim empathy?

As misinformation and propaganda become the mainstay of public discourse, the space for reason is shrinking

India’s foreign intelligence and a need for narrative management
May 18, 2024

India’s foreign intelligence and a need for narrative management

As India’s international stature grows, its intelligence agencies will come under greater scrutiny. The R&AW should institute a PR mechanism to

Is the BJP fuelling Kashmiri separatism for electoral gains?
Aug 21, 2019

Is the BJP fuelling Kashmiri separatism for electoral gains?

For the BJP's electoral constituents across India – most of whom only conceive of Kashmir through the constant consumption of propaganda – Modi has scored a huge political win.

ISKP is a mounting threat to India’s regional security
Oct 07, 2022

ISKP is a mounting threat to India’s regional security

In the last year, ISKP, through its violent attacks, has attempted to create instability in Afghanistan and beyond to trigger propaganda for its jihadi goals.

Killing militants or killing militancy? The internet and Kashmir
Aug 03, 2020

Killing militants or killing militancy? The internet and Kashmir

If there is a learning to be made, it is that in the last one year, the absence of the internet has not helped in security, commercial, economic, heal

New PM's emphasis on agriculture, education and power
Jun 17, 2014

New PM's emphasis on agriculture, education and power

While the Modi government is settling down with a positive and constructive agenda, certain negative forces are raising their heads which tend to take away the shine from the Modi government. In Maharashtra, the Hindu Rashtra Sena has been active in promoting communal propaganda.

Shadows of faith: Jihad, national identity and India’s resilience
Dec 01, 2023

Shadows of faith: Jihad, national identity and India’s resilience

The quest for identity seems to be pushing youth towards divisive ideologies

Sharing space: Tech and terrorism
Jan 29, 2020

Sharing space: Tech and terrorism

Technology has as much potential to exacerbate as it does to mitigate the risks of terrorism. What takes place in the digital space is merely symptoma

Strengthening India’s Global Influence through a Sound Public Diplomacy Policy
Oct 23, 2023

Strengthening India’s Global Influence through a Sound Public Diplomacy Policy

This brief tackles the crucial role of public diplomacy in enhancing India's global influence. It argues that India should exert effort to communicate its rich cultural heritage and economic growth story to foreign audiences, and recommends a roadmap that involves linking public diplomacy to national security, the establishment of a specialised public diplomacy agency, and creating the position of a chief public diplomat. A well-structured public

Terror in Moscow and Islamic State’s desire for a revival
Mar 26, 2024

Terror in Moscow and Islamic State’s desire for a revival

Today, global geopolitical challenges are giving more space for terror and extremist groups. Thus adequate counterterrorism measures need to be adopte

Understanding ISIS: From conception to operations
Aug 24, 2017

Understanding ISIS: From conception to operations

This paper bridges the gap in Indian public discourse on the aims of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or Islamic State) and where it stands today as the most formidable terrorist organisation of the 21st century. It explores ISIS from the perspective of the Middle East, rather than coming from an Indian foreign policy and security point of view, of which there is no dearth in literature. Such an approach is crucial in understanding the terr

Why terrorism needs hate to thrive: A case of the Kabul attacks
Apr 17, 2020

Why terrorism needs hate to thrive: A case of the Kabul attacks

Using Kashmir as a means to legitimise the Kabul attacks reiterates the terror group’s burgeoning ambitions in South Asia.

Wolf warrior vanguard
Jul 27, 2020

Wolf warrior vanguard

The Global Times is a perfect metaphor for China’s rise and current adventurism

अफ़गानिस्तान: प्रोपगैंडा की लड़ाई जीत रहा है तालिबान
Jul 25, 2021

अफ़गानिस्तान: प्रोपगैंडा की लड़ाई जीत रहा है तालिबान

पूरे देश में तालिबान का बढ़ता दायरा एक डरावनी तस्वीर पेश �