Muslim Militancy

Barcelona Tragedy: Europe on the Battlefront

Barcelona Tragedy: Europe on the Battlefront

IS has steadily lost ground in the Middle East, including territorial defeats and physical losses, yet still increasingly maintains the ability to direct and coordinate terrorist attacks in Europe. Thursday’s tragedy in Barcelona that left 13 dead and a 100 injured was the latest reflection of this seemingly perverse relationship. […]

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Why ISIS Failed to Gain Foothold in Pakistan?

Why ISIS Failed to Gain Foothold in Pakistan?

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the deadliest terrorist organization the world has witnessed so far, has failed to penetrate Pakistan despite attempting several times to set up its operational presence here. Despite its failure, the terror group has been able to attract several sympathizers and was also able […]

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Determining the Way Forward after Manchester Attack

Determining the Way Forward after Manchester Attack

Death whispered again. First in Westminster and this time in Manchester. Whether it was a lone wolf, suicide attack, sleeper cell, terrorist network, imported jihad, conspiracy, cut out or an eye wash, the truth of the matter remains that 22 precious lives were taken away and love was lost for […]

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Tackling the Multifaceted Challenges in the Counter Terrorism Domain

Tackling the Multifaceted Challenges in the Counter Terrorism Domain

This mantra needs no reminder that terrorism emanates from extremism, which normally is an outcome of lack of political, social and economic justice, sense of deprivation and exploitation of these cleavages by adversaries. The terrorist entities are not strictly hierarchical organisations, nor do they rigidly follow any central leadership or […]

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Getting the Pakistani Counter-Terrorism Paradigm Right

Evolving from Tactics to Strategy Despite daily reports of tens of miscreants eliminated and militant hideouts destroyed, Pakistan stands at an all too familiar point: reeling from a spate of country-wide terrorist bombings as those in-charge re-read the scripted statements of making those responsible pay while the political blame game […]

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Countering Terrorism through Military Courts

Countering Terrorism through Military Courts

Few days ago, the Pakistani law makers of major political parties agreed on two years’ extension of military courts, after deliberation for more than a month amidst blaring by media analysts and civil society activists. After the notorious attack at APS Peshawar on December 16, 2014, the National Action Plan […]

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Jamaat ul Ahrar announces Operation Ghazi (Source: Youtube)

Unilateral and Collective Counter-Terrorism on the Durand Line

The Dilemma & the Response Contemporary terrorism commonly exists as a framework of rapid change, immense complexity and genuine uncertainties. But perhaps the most threatening aspect of this malice is its ability to use the porous Af-Pak border to regroup and metastasize rapidly. Given the Af-Pak relationship sensitivity, which is […]

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Quetta Commission Report and Counter Terrorism Measures

Quetta Commission Report and Counter Terrorism Measures

The recent Quetta Inquiry Commission Report raised some valid questions related to the management of security apparatus and counter-terrorism within the measures. The report, however, was quickly politicized with the Interior Minister being chastised for inadequacies. Unfortunately, the real crux of the matter that should have been discussed by the […]

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Terrorism: Dichotomy of Narratives – Part 1

Every nation encounters a turning point in their history, which at times becomes its defining moment. The rise and fall of nations are defined by the decisions they take at critical junctures. In the past 15 years, since the start of the US led, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, Pakistan […]

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IS (Daesh) in Bangladesh and India

IS (Daesh) in Bangladesh and India

The organization known as DAESH or IS has become the foremost violent non-state actor promoting acts of terror around the world. While currently under pressure in its stronghold of Iraq and Syria where it is steadily losing territory, personnel and finances they have still managed to export their brand as […]

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