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A war within a war: Sexual violence as a weapon of war
Mar 23, 2022

A war within a war: Sexual violence as a weapon of war

Can we achieve gender equality when sexual violence is still a weapon of war?

Addressing domestic violence: A forgotten agenda while locking India down
Apr 08, 2020

Addressing domestic violence: A forgotten agenda while locking India down

In the attempt to flatten the COVID19 curve, women’s equality and physical and mental health seems to have suffered a collateral damage.

Afghanistan since 9/11: Making progress amid violence
Sep 12, 2016

Afghanistan since 9/11: Making progress amid violence

The tragedy of 9/11 ended international negligence of Afghanistan’s need to stabilise and develop on a sustainable basis.

Afghanistan: Increasing violence and the future of peace process
May 20, 2020

Afghanistan: Increasing violence and the future of peace process

Even with the knowledge that Afghanistan has suffered terrorist violence for almost two decades now, the brutal attacks on the maternity ward and the funeral in the holy month of Ramadan, have unleashed a wave of horror and disgust that is unlikely to die down anytime soon.

Afghanistan: Rising violence, uncertain peace
Mar 23, 2015

Afghanistan: Rising violence, uncertain peace

In Afghanistan, how the unity government strikes an internal balance will in turn determine in long run its ability to carry forth a range of bold policy initiatives through political consensus. It would also to an extent impact morale on the battlefield.

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.

Bangladesh: Is political violence reviving instability?
Dec 14, 2012

Bangladesh: Is political violence reviving instability?

Bangladesh witnessed the worst kind of political violence in the past few weeks following a series of protests called by the Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its ally Jamaat-e-Islami (JI).

Bangladesh: Political violence on the rise again
Sep 23, 2011

Bangladesh: Political violence on the rise again

The violent incident on the streets of Dhaka involvingJamaat-e-Islami (JI) activists on September 19 has ignited fear among the people of Bangladesh that the country might again slip into a reign of chaos and unrest.

Beyond collateral damage: Intensifying the war on ending violence against women
Dec 04, 2023

Beyond collateral damage: Intensifying the war on ending violence against women

As we inch closer to the 2030 deadline, efforts towards the elimination of gender-based violence needs to be stepped up

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

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

Digital hatred, real violence: Majoritarian radicalisation and social media in India
Aug 28, 2018

Digital hatred, real violence: Majoritarian radicalisation and social media in India

Social media’s impact on mainstream media, and the way people communicate with one another and disseminate information, has become a subject of serious study for journalists, academics and policymakers alike. While it has been a significant equaliser as a vehicle by which the fundamental right to freedom of expression is guaranteed everyone irrespective of class, creed or geography, these very same platforms are also becoming spaces where—in

Domestic Violence and Women’s Health in India: Insights from NFHS-4
Jan 21, 2022

Domestic Violence and Women’s Health in India: Insights from NFHS-4

Across the globe, more than 730 million women report ever having experienced some form of gender-based violence; those in low- and lower-middle-income countries are disproportionately affected. In the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the incidence of violence suffered by women in the hands of their intimate partners, owing to heightened stresses of loss of livelihood, disruption of social and protective networks, a

Effective IEC to combat gender-based violence
Aug 18, 2018

Effective IEC to combat gender-based violence

A holistic approach to combat gender-based violence will never be complete without sincere efforts to trigger behaviour change among the perpetrators.

Ethnic violence in South Sudan viewed through a political lens
Apr 21, 2014

Ethnic violence in South Sudan viewed through a political lens

South Sudan does not possess the political leadership to resolve the current crisis of citizenship and governance. But it is time for an unbiased state to step in and address vital issues and questions that it did not address immediately after independence for the collective sake of all South Sudanese.

Gender-based violence in private online spaces
Jun 23, 2022

Gender-based violence in private online spaces

With increasing gender-based violence in online spaces, the need of the hour is to have holistic user protection.

Hizbut Tehrir Behind Afghan Violence?
May 13, 2005

Hizbut Tehrir Behind Afghan Violence?

This is the biggest protest campaign in Afghanistan since the ouster of the Taliban regime. This is bloody, widespread and countrywide.This also shows that they are fed up with the United States and they just needed a spark to vent their feelings.

Myanmar: Communal violence engulfs the nation again
Oct 07, 2013

Myanmar: Communal violence engulfs the nation again

A fresh spate of violence targeting Muslims in the western coastal town of Thandwe in Myanmar on 29 September is an indication of communal violence engulfing the nation all over again.

Nigeria: Of Votes and Violence
May 02, 2011

Nigeria: Of Votes and Violence

Nigeria voted on April 16th, 2011 for a new president. The result: political violence killing over 500 with the number only increasing and thousands of Nigerians injured and internally displaced.

Non-Violence is still a winning strategy
Jun 04, 2020

Non-Violence is still a winning strategy

Frustration is understandable, but there’s evidence that Gandhian tactics are changing minds in the U.S.

Oil and Violence in Nigeria
Nov 29, 2003

Oil and Violence in Nigeria

A week ago, oil giant Chevron-Texaco's Nigerian unit decided to keep its production of 23,000 barrels a day shut till its oil facilities attacked and damaged by members of the Ijaw tribe are found to be in order. Disruption of oil operations, hostage taking, inter-ethnic clashes are not new for Nigeria¿s oil-rich Niger Delta.

Overhaul the policing system to curb political violence
Jan 19, 2008

Overhaul the policing system to curb political violence

Dr K S Subramanian, IPS (retd), a former DGP-level official in Tripura, spoke on the topic, "Political violence and policing in India", at the ORF Chennai Chapter of the Observer Research Foundation, on 19 January 2008.

Pakistan: Stemming sectarian violence, Sharif's tough task
Dec 07, 2013

Pakistan: Stemming sectarian violence, Sharif's tough task

Of the many pressing challenges and crises facing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the one which is perhaps the most difficult to address is the sectarian blood-letting that has been tearing the social fabric of Pakistan for decades now.

Pakistan: The cost of poll violence
May 10, 2013

Pakistan: The cost of poll violence

Pakistan's first democratic transfer of power should have been a moment of hope and triumph. But, as it stands, widespread violence has marred the historic elections and all but halted the public campaigning by several prominent parties outside of Punjab.

Politics of Naxalite violence in Andhra Pradesh
Nov 24, 2000

Politics of Naxalite violence in Andhra Pradesh

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Nara Chandrababu Naidu, announced on November 14, 2003 that the forthcoming mid-term elections to the State Legislature would be fought on the issue of ¿crushing¿ the Naxalites. He declared in Hyderabad, in the presence of the national media, that Naxalite violence was hampering development and progress in the State.

Pre-poll Naxal violence rising in AP
Feb 10, 2004

Pre-poll Naxal violence rising in AP

In the past few days there has been a spate of attacks by the People¿s War Group (PWG) Naxalites on leaders belonging to the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the southern Indian State of Andhra Pradesh.

Protesting is a right, violence carries consequences
Dec 18, 2019

Protesting is a right, violence carries consequences

Those in charge of India’s governance, both at the Centre and in the States, need to understand the 21st century politics are at cross-purposes with

Revolution and Crime: Illegitimate violence
Feb 05, 2005

Revolution and Crime: Illegitimate violence

The Communist Party of India (Maoist), or CPI-Maoist, is the most lethal Naxalite group in the country. On September 21, 2004, the People's War (PW), popularly known as the PWG, and the Maoist Communist Centre of India (MCCI) merged to form the CPI-Maoist.

Sri Lanka communal violence: A major challenge for ruling combine
Mar 07, 2018

Sri Lanka communal violence: A major challenge for ruling combine

Anti-Muslim violence in the country is older than anti-Tamil violence of the past decades. It had begun in the second decade of the last century.

The Case for a Feminist Approach to Gender-Based Violence Policymaking in India
Apr 11, 2023

The Case for a Feminist Approach to Gender-Based Violence Policymaking in India

India’s social structure, with enduring gender inequalities rooted in patriarchal norms, plays a significant role in perpetuating gender-based violence (GBV). Women in India have been victims of infanticide, selective abortions, sex trafficking, stalking, dowry demands, child marriages, acid attacks, and honour killings. This brief explores the social dimension of GBV in India and assesses how gaps in legislation help to perpetuate them. It als

The Great Gender Glitch: Women and Online Violence
Mar 08, 2023

The Great Gender Glitch: Women and Online Violence

There is a growing need to end online violence against women and thus reverse the trend of leaving women behind in the digital economy.

The insane logic of violence
Dec 17, 2014

The insane logic of violence

Pakistan's offensive against terrorists may have come just too late. Because today, violent Islamic extremism has spread across the country, and is not something that can be tackled by the army alone. But the tragedy of the killing of school children could be the opportunity for Pakistan to make that strategic shift away from using violent Islamic extremists against its neighbours.

Unbated PWG Naxal Violence in Chhatisgarh
Dec 04, 2003

Unbated PWG Naxal Violence in Chhatisgarh

A wave of pre-election violence, intimidation and destruction unleashed by Naxalites of the People¿s War Group (PWG) has been continuing in the post election phase in the central Indian State of Chhattisgarh. Legislative Assembly polls were held there on December 1, 2003. Polling could not be held in parts of Konta constituency, Dantewada district,

Understanding the Unique Nature of Political Violence in Bengal
Jul 21, 2023

Understanding the Unique Nature of Political Violence in Bengal

In many countries across the world, democracy and political violence can be inseparable. Even the most advanced western democracies have not escaped this pitfall. For the young republic that is India, political violence is commonly linked to electoral politics and in many instances, is episodic. States such as Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Kerala, for example, have had a long history of violent incidents erupting during elections. West Bengal

US-Taliban talks: Leveraging violence to negotiate peace?
Mar 26, 2019

US-Taliban talks: Leveraging violence to negotiate peace?

Violence is being used as a means to manipulate the trajectory of the Afghan peace process.

What drives political violence in Bengal?
Apr 04, 2022

What drives political violence in Bengal?

West Bengal has a long history of political violence which is not restricted to pre-and post-election periods alone. This culture of violence has persisted for a number of reasons.

#अर्बननक्सल से ‘मी टू अर्बन नक्सल’: विचारधाराओं के टकराव के बीच नक्सली हिंसा
Sep 04, 2018

#अर्बननक्सल से ‘मी टू अर्बन नक्सल’: विचारधाराओं के टकराव के बीच नक्सली हिंसा

सच ये है की एक तरफ ये गिरफ्तारियां कमज़ोर होती सिविल लिबर्टी और मौलिक अधिकारों की मिसाल है, आज़ाद आवाज़ के दमन की कोशिश है, तो सच ये भी है की नक्सल्वाद अपराध है, नक्सली हिंसा भी ह�

2024 कडून काय अपेक्षा करावी: भौगोलिक राजकारण
Dec 29, 2023

2024 कडून काय अपेक्षा करावी: भौगोलिक राजकारण

2024 हे वर्ष आव्हानात्मक असेल. इथे देशांमध्ये तणाव निर्माण �

2024: A chance of redemption for the UN?
Dec 18, 2023

2024: A chance of redemption for the UN?

The ambitious Summit of the Future next year offers the UN a rare chance to repurpose itself to salvage its credibility and strengthen its mandate to