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The Southern African Development Community and the Mozambique insurgency
Jul 13, 2021

The Southern African Development Community and the Mozambique insurgency

The stability and security of Mozambique is a cause of international concern.

The Taliban takeover: Afghanistan-Bangladesh relations during this period of transition
Sep 08, 2021

The Taliban takeover: Afghanistan-Bangladesh relations during this period of transition

Resurgence of terrorism and a further influx of refugees are areas of concern for Bangladesh after the US withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan

The terror state: Innovative solutions to new threats
Dec 18, 2018

The terror state: Innovative solutions to new threats

The question of tackling global terrorism efficiently and proactively is rendered even more complex by other issues.

The time to counter Trojan horses
Dec 30, 2014

The time to counter Trojan horses

The Mehdi Masroor Biswas case has exposed our intelligence preparedness to fight cyber terrorism. Our intelligence agencies were not able to identify the owner of @shamiwitness Twitter account because of a spoofed IP address. Laughable, if it were not a matter of national security.

The Trans -Atlantic Defence Dilemma
Dec 11, 2003

The Trans -Atlantic Defence Dilemma

More than ever before, the United States needs the continued support of the European Union (EU) in defence and security matters, especially in the war against terrorism. A draft security strategy prepared in June 2003 by Javier Solana, the EU High Representative for the Common Security and Foreign Policy (CFSP) delineated the threats to security in Europe; international terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and failed states.

The U.S.-India Relationship Is the Quad’s Litmus Test
Sep 30, 2021

The U.S.-India Relationship Is the Quad’s Litmus Test

Washington and New Delhi must overcome some key differences for the group to succeed.

The war against drugs in Jammu and Kashmir
Jan 31, 2023

The war against drugs in Jammu and Kashmir

With arms and terror infiltration becoming difficult, Pakistan has now resorted to drug trafficking to destroy Kashmir's youth

There is an insurgency in FATA
Feb 14, 2014

There is an insurgency in FATA

Far too many times, states make the mistake of not recognising that they are confronted with insurgencies. Fearing the supposed legitimising effect of affording 'miscreants' the title of insurgents, they prefer to describe violent movements as law and order problems, situation, the troubles, and of course, terrorism.

Thrust on making borders irrelevant
Jul 05, 2010

Thrust on making borders irrelevant

Terrorism, water and Afghanistan form facets of the wide range of issues which allow possible collaboration between India and Pakistan. These include trade and commerce, energy sharing, increased transport, communication links and simplified visa procedures.

Time to beat Pakistan at its own game
Sep 22, 2016

Time to beat Pakistan at its own game

Pakistan has been a master of conventional hybrid warfare, using allegedly non-state actors to torment India.

Time to decapitate Lashkar
Jul 21, 2005

Time to decapitate Lashkar

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's call for zero-tolerance to terrorism in Washington on July 18 has come at a time when there is an urgent need for a global consensus on this issue. The Ayodhya and London attacks have clearly proved the re-emergence of terrorism with a renewed vigour.

To be not talking to Pakistan is dumb
Oct 31, 2015

To be not talking to Pakistan is dumb

The Modi government appears to have abandoned the multi-pronged policy of its predecessor of simultaneously engaging Islamabad and dealing with cross-border terrorism. This government made a surprise beginning with the idea of promoting South Asian unity . But since then it has been fixated on countering terrorism at the cost of everything else, though Pakistani covert activity in India has seen a sharp decline since 2008.

Towards a multipolar world?
Nov 17, 2003

Towards a multipolar world?

A number of important treaties of immense strategic significance have been signed during Prime Minister Vajpayee's first ever visit to Tajikistan on November 14. The agreements signed were related to setting up a Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism, a bilateral extradition treaty and military ties.

Treading a Pragmatic Path: Russia in Afghanistan After August 2021
Nov 09, 2023

Treading a Pragmatic Path: Russia in Afghanistan After August 2021

After the United States and its allies left Afghanistan in 2021, analysts expected Russia to fill the vacuum caused by the withdrawal. As far as Moscow itself is concerned, it would like to establish full diplomatic ties with the Taliban regime while it urges Western countries to take accountability and fulfil their responsibilities towards the Afghan people. Indeed, Russia’s desire for security and regional hegemony compels it to selectively e

Trump just dropped the mother of all bombs – on international law
Apr 17, 2017

Trump just dropped the mother of all bombs – on international law

By creating a “hub and spoke” model to counter international terrorism, the US today has a veto on its legal regime, its proscribed actors and use of military force.

Trump, Antifa and the ever-changing notion of the “enemy”
Jun 09, 2020

Trump, Antifa and the ever-changing notion of the “enemy”

The utilitarian interest in labeling Antifa as a terrorist organisation reflects domestic political considerations. However, the lack of consensus on

Understanding India’s silence on the political crisis in Pakistan
Jun 16, 2023

Understanding India’s silence on the political crisis in Pakistan

Despite being the immediate neighbour, India has chosen to follow a no-reaction policy towards the ongoing turmoil in Pakistan

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

Understanding Jihadism in Pakistan
Jul 23, 2023

Understanding Jihadism in Pakistan

Pakistan is often accused of being a state sponsor of terrorism. This article bases itself in the belief that though the problem of ?Jihadism? may well have originated from some of Pakistan?s security paranoias, it is now assuming proportions far larger than Pakistan itself. At this stage, Jihadism will be a problem for Pakistan itself as much as for the rest of the world. At the same time, the ability of the Pakistani state to counter this pheno

Understanding the situation in Pakistan
Mar 11, 2009

Understanding the situation in Pakistan

Most experts who attended the focus group discussion on the situation in Pakistan at ORF felt that South Punjab is going to be next stronghold of terrorism in Pakistan

United Nations should be used to pressure Pakistan: Shashi Tharoor
Feb 22, 2011

United Nations should be used to pressure Pakistan: Shashi Tharoor

Drawing on his immense knowledge as a former UN career diplomat, Dr. Shashi Tharoor, suggested enforcement of various instruments of the United Nations to force Pakistan to comply with its counterterrorism commitments.

Untangling Niger’s military coup
Aug 26, 2023

Untangling Niger’s military coup

As the new regime tries to establish itself, it is being pulled in several directions from powers and forces within and without Niger

Uri as inflection point
Oct 03, 2016

Uri as inflection point

India's oscillating foreign policy from 'Jhappi' to 'Katti' under the pump in the aftermath of Uri

Uri attack: There are no military options that will give India the outcome it wants
Sep 19, 2016

Uri attack: There are no military options that will give India the outcome it wants

In Pathankot and again in Uri, we have seen the perimeter breached too easily.

US -Russia Relations at a Crossroads
Aug 02, 2013

US -Russia Relations at a Crossroads

Láffaire Snowden, the Moscow CIA station chief's name being published by Russia; tit-for-tat lists of alleged human rights violators released by the two countries; Syria, Iran, Ballistic Missile Defence, nuclear arms reductions—these are the issues concerning US-Russia relations that have dominated the headlines in the last few weeks. It would appear that the Cold War is upon us again! However, seen from another perspective, there are some sig

US government funds “sister” organisations of terror groups it fights
Jul 28, 2020

US government funds “sister” organisations of terror groups it fights

The bewildering reality of running with the hare and hunting with the hounds has special pertinence for India given the well-organised attacks on Capi

US-like Operation not advisable for India
May 07, 2011

US-like Operation not advisable for India

B. Raman, former head of the counter-terrorism division of India's external intelligence agency, suggested that India should continue the peace process with Pakistan and should not get involved in this matter involving the US and Pakistan. He said New Delhi should not pressure Islamabad further in Pakistan's hour of 'humiliation'.

US-Vietnam security cooperation: One step at a time
Aug 08, 2013

US-Vietnam security cooperation: One step at a time

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang's recent visit to Washington crystallised cooperation on non-traditional security matters such as counter-terrorism, and enhancing maritime security, which will not raise red flags in Beijing. Significantly, the meeting avoided the more militaristic features of national security.

Uzbekistan Bombings: A pattern
Apr 05, 2004

Uzbekistan Bombings: A pattern

The recent suicide bombings in Uzbekistan that killed more than 40 persons, mostly policemen, reveal an emerging pattern of terrorism in the region.

Walking the SCO tightrope
Jun 13, 2023

Walking the SCO tightrope

For steady growth in the face of fragile geopolitical contestations, New Delhi needs access to different platforms to pursue interests in multiple geographies

West Sets Up The War Within Islam
Oct 24, 2011

West Sets Up The War Within Islam

The Libya scene is now set for a first class conflict within Islam (Libya included) stretching from Pakistan right across the Arab world, North Africa embracing large swathes of sub Saharan African. On occasion this conflict within will spill over as terrorism abroad.

What do Sri Lanka’s ‘Easter Day blasts’ mean for India
Apr 23, 2019

What do Sri Lanka’s ‘Easter Day blasts’ mean for India

India has activated the Coast Guard to scan the shared waters, to make sure that none of the surviving Easter Day plotters in Sri Lanka escape out of

What to expect in 2024: Geopolitics
Dec 16, 2023

What to expect in 2024: Geopolitics

2024 will usher in a trickier and edgier world, where tensions will begin between states, but whose impact will be felt the strongest on companies, wo

Why Afghanistan will be a new geopolitical pivot
Sep 16, 2021

Why Afghanistan will be a new geopolitical pivot

The Taliban’s return will lead to geopolitical realignment. India’s ties with major powers will also be readjusted to manage terrorism coming from the Af-Pak area

Why India fears Trump’s emerging Afghanistan approach
Dec 28, 2018

Why India fears Trump’s emerging Afghanistan approach

A weaker American presence would only compound New Delhi’s existing Afghan conundrum.

Why is Bangladesh important in India’s G20 presidency?
Feb 15, 2023

Why is Bangladesh important in India’s G20 presidency?

As India tries to shape the global agenda through G20, it needs Bangladesh’s support to translate many of these ideas into action in its neighbourho

Why ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his presence known after 5 years
Apr 30, 2019

Why ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his presence known after 5 years

The fall of Baghouz from the hands of the so-called Islamic State may have forced the world’s most wanted man i.e. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to re-emerge

Why the UN must evolve to fight modern-day terror
Oct 27, 2022

Why the UN must evolve to fight modern-day terror

The threat of terrorism itself has been fast evolving and far surpasses some of the fundamental challenges that the UN, UN Security Council, agencies and members are continuing to try and navigate

अफगाणिस्तानमधील तालिबान राजवटीच्या दोन वर्षांचा आढावा
Oct 28, 2023

अफगाणिस्तानमधील तालिबान राजवटीच्या दोन वर्षांचा आढावा

काबूलच्या पतनानंतर दोन वर्षांनी, अनेक संकटे एकत्रित कोसळल्याने सर्वसामान्य अफगाण लोकांचे जनजीवन विस्कळीत झाले आहे.

अफगाणिस्तानात पाकिस्तानला रोखणे गरजेचे
Aug 26, 2021

अफगाणिस्तानात पाकिस्तानला रोखणे गरजेचे

जागतिक समुदायाला लोकशाहीबद्दल कटिबद्धता टिकवायची असेल, तर उशीर होण्याआधी अफगाणिस्तानात पाकिस्तानला रोखायला हवे.

अफगाणिस्तानात रंगणार जागतिक आखाडा?
Sep 23, 2021

अफगाणिस्तानात रंगणार जागतिक आखाडा?

अफगाणिस्तान आणि पाकिस्तानच्या आसऱ्याने होणाऱ्या दहशतवादी कारवाया रोखण्यासाठी भारताला मोठ्या देशांसोबत नवी रणनीती आखावी लागेल.

अफगाणिस्तानात शांतता अद्याप दूरच!
Sep 07, 2019

अफगाणिस्तानात शांतता अद्याप दूरच!

शांततेचा करार, अध्यक्षीय निवडणुकीत हस्तक्षेप, अब्जावधी डॉलर्सचा खर्च यापेक्षाही अमेरिकेने जर पाकिस्तानला नियंत्रणात ठेवले असते तर, आज ही दुर्दशा झाली नसती. 

अमेरिका और चीन के रस्साकशी के बीच अधर में फंसता आतंक निरोधी अभियान!
Aug 17, 2022

अमेरिका और चीन के रस्साकशी के बीच अधर में फंसता आतंक निरोधी अभियान!

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