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'Brand Maldives' caught in radicalisation?
Jan 16, 2015

'Brand Maldives' caught in radicalisation?

Reported jihadi threats forcing the down-grading of a New Year Eve entertainment programme and those regarding seven more Maldivians joining the civil war in Syria have revived the on-again-off-again national discourse on religious radicalism in Maldives.

De-Radicalisation Programme in Swat: An assessment
Jul 27, 2011

De-Radicalisation Programme in Swat: An assessment

Despite the positive connotations of a de-radicalisation initiative in Pakistan's Swat, lead by Pakistan's army, the relationship between the military and terrorist groups still remains unclear.

Deradicalisation as Counterterrorism Strategy: The Experience of Indian States
Aug 04, 2020

Deradicalisation as Counterterrorism Strategy: The Experience of Indian States

Various Indian states have attempted to implement their respective deradicalisation programmes to counter radicalised thought amongst those identified as being at-risk, as well as those contemplating on joining, or are returning after having joined terror groups. Maharashtra and Kerala, for example, claim that their programmes are a success. Yet little is known regarding the structure of these deradicalisation programmes, their implementation, th

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

Islamic radicalisation threat to international systems: Israeli PM
Jan 16, 2018

Islamic radicalisation threat to international systems: Israeli PM

Inaugurates Raisina Dialogue 2018 in the presence of PM MODI, FM Sushma Swaraj 

It’s time to dismantle the ecosystem of radicalisation: Srinagar must not shy away
Jun 11, 2019

It’s time to dismantle the ecosystem of radicalisation: Srinagar must not shy away

The BJP-led government will have to walk the tightrope and act on its election manifesto — Sankalp Patra — which explains its long-term strategy f

Migration, river management, radicalisation: What does the future hold for India-Bangladesh relations?
May 12, 2020

Migration, river management, radicalisation: What does the future hold for India-Bangladesh relations?

India and Bangladesh’s relationship has been growing steadily over the past few years, especially since Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came to power in January 2009. In 2019, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the relationship as being in its “golden era (Sonali Adhyay).” Indeed, Bangladesh is at the centre of India’s flagship ‘Neighbourhood First’ and ‘Act East’ policies, and has been crucial in ensuring peace

The effectiveness of deradicalisation programmes
Apr 10, 2020

The effectiveness of deradicalisation programmes

Prevention must mean more than the detection of people at risk of radicalised behaviour, it should rely on the adoption of a healthy lifestyle.

Will the PFI ban curb the growing radicalisation in India?
Oct 06, 2022

Will the PFI ban curb the growing radicalisation in India?

An all-India crackdown on the PFI raises the question of whether merely banning radical organisations can halt the rise of radicalisation

Youth and Radicalisation: The Threat to India
Sep 13, 2023

Youth and Radicalisation: The Threat to India

In common discourse on extremism, it is widely thought that the poor and unschooled are most easily recruited to militant organisations. Today, however, an increasing number of young professionals are embracing extremism. Is this true for India? If such a pattern is indeed present, what threats does it pose to India?

An Examination of India’s Policy Response to Foreign Fighters
Sep 30, 2021

An Examination of India’s Policy Response to Foreign Fighters

The phenomenon of individuals leaving their home country and making their way to conflict zones to join terror and insurgent groups is not new. In the past few years, however, the numbers of these “foreign fighters” have increased: thousands of people from more than 80 countries have made their way to Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and other battle zones. As countries in the West struggled to deal with these intra-geographic threats from radicalis

Analysing the impact of the Taliban deal on jihadist violence in South Asia
Aug 24, 2020

Analysing the impact of the Taliban deal on jihadist violence in South Asia

This deal temporarily shields US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, but has directly harmed Afghan civilians, security forces and allies in the region.

Burhan’s shadow looms large in Kashmir
May 24, 2019

Burhan’s shadow looms large in Kashmir

Terrorism in Kashmir has been significantly politicised post-Burhan Wani.

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

Common responses to maritime security threats in the Bay of Bengal
Nov 14, 2017

Common responses to maritime security threats in the Bay of Bengal

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) appears to be gaining momentum in formulating collective strategies to combat non-traditional security threats in the subregion. This brief describes how BIMSTEC had focused on bilateralism or trilateralism from its inception in 1997 until 2015, thereby failing to pursue a more comprehensive and long-term approach to addressing the common threats to their

Community policing as a tool for internal security Management - Part 1
Jun 02, 2022

Community policing as a tool for internal security Management - Part 1

This two-part series examines the importance of community policing and how it can be useful in dealing with India’s internal security challenges.

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

India has only been 'managing' Kashmir, says former Vajpayee advisor
Aug 13, 2015

India has only been 'managing' Kashmir, says former Vajpayee advisor

Taking part in the discussion on his new book "Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years", Mr A.S. Daulat, a former Advisor to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, said there have been troubling signs in the Kashmir Valley, such as a number of disappearances and the radicalisation and training of certain sections of youth.

London eye: Wave of Muslim migrants spells doom for Europe
Jul 04, 2018

London eye: Wave of Muslim migrants spells doom for Europe

The increase in the Muslim population since the last census has prompted alarmist coverage in some sections of the media.

Negotiating internal and external uncertainties — Will Latin America be able to set its house in order?
Dec 28, 2020

Negotiating internal and external uncertainties — Will Latin America be able to set its house in order?

Latin America will face a much greater challenge — it will have to reconfigure its political sector.

PM Modi in Laos — Engaging East Asia
Sep 12, 2016

PM Modi in Laos — Engaging East Asia

In Laos, some of the major themes highlighted by Modi included, unified and coordinated fight against terrorism, radicalisation and extreme violence.

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

Sri Lanka terror strike: One year on, it’s time for regional resolve against transnational terror
Apr 21, 2020

Sri Lanka terror strike: One year on, it’s time for regional resolve against transnational terror

While Colombo and New Delhi may carry historic baggage with each other on various issues, fighting ISIS is something that barely interjects with those

Terror will destabilise Pakistan
Jan 23, 2008

Terror will destabilise Pakistan

Increasing radicalisation and internal strife in Pakistan will destabilise the country and the region, said noted terrorism expert Major General Afsir Karim at a discussion in Observer Research Foundation on Jan. 23 in New Delhi.

The contested world of deradicalization programs
Dec 14, 2022

The contested world of deradicalization programs

The legal systems in India lag when it comes to the fast-adapting formats of radicalisation. Policy can seldom keep up with technology.

The growing threat of lone-wolf terrorism
Dec 20, 2022

The growing threat of lone-wolf terrorism

GOI would have to develop a new counter-radicalisation programme and state-supervised counselling initiatives to curb lone-wolf terrorism

The Kashmir conflict: Managing perceptions and building bridges to peace
Oct 09, 2018

The Kashmir conflict: Managing perceptions and building bridges to peace

This brief examines the Kashmir conflict from the perspective of the young population who have grown up in tumultuous times in the Valley. It builds on findings of field surveys conducted by the author across the Kashmir Valley over the last two years, covering issues that remain unanswered three decades since the start of the insurgency. These topics include Kashmiriyat, the exodus of pandits, governance and administration, the post-2016 unrest