Rethinking Terrorism in South Asia: A Case of Pakistan and India Articles Asia Defense & Security

Rethinking Terrorism in South Asia: A Case of Pakistan and India

The phenomenon of terrorism has been experiencing an epistemological evolution, with the critical terrorism thinkers challenging the western orthodox derivatives on the issue. A key deficiency in the orthodox imaginaries…

Permanent War: A Treacherous Path toward Afghan Peace Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Permanent War: A Treacherous Path toward Afghan Peace

In the mid of December, Kabul’s Deputy Governor and his assistant were assassinated in the capital by an improvised explosive device (IED). Subsequently, 13 Afghan police officers were killed during…

Analysing Nagorno- Karabakh Conflict: Prospects and Challenges for Conflict Resolution Articles Asia Europe Politics & Governance

Analysing Nagorno- Karabakh Conflict: Challenges and Prospects for Conflict Resolution

The recent six weeks war between Armenia and Azerbaijan started on September 27, 2020 and ended with a Russian-brokered peace deal on November 10, over the Nagorno Karabakh (NK) region….

Dissecting the Reunification of TTP Articles Asia Defense & Security

Dissecting the Reunification of TTP

On August 17, two disgruntled splinter factions – the Jamat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) and the Hizb-ul-Ahrar (HuA) re-joined the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The Pakistani Taliban’s main spokesperson, Mohammad Khurasani, said in a…

Current and Emerging Terrorism Challenges Articles Asia Defense & Security

Current and Emerging Terrorism Challenges for Pakistan

Pakistan has remained at the forefront of the global war on terrorism for decades now. The country has played an instrumental role in uprooting top leadership of Al-Qaeda and in…

Operational History of Mumbai Attacks: A Critical Appraisal of Social Media Articles Asia Defense & Security

Operational History of Mumbai Attacks: A Critical Appraisal of Social Media

Social media has been weaponised now. This is convincingly put forth by P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking in their latest book titled: “LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media.” Residing…

What is War from the Antipodes? Contesting the Western Derivatives of International Security Articles Defense & Security

What is War from the Antipodes? Contesting the Western Derivatives of International Security

Security studies as a discipline has mostly concerned itself with the security relations among states. This is, owing to the concrete analytical categories of its mother discipline i.e. international relations…

Militants, Technology Articles Asia Defense & Security

Technological Transformation of Militants’ Propaganda – A Historical Overview

T.E. Lawrence once said, ‘The printing press is the greatest weapon in the armoury of the modern commander.’ American military historian Max Boot commented on the famous quote, writing, ‘A…

India, Kashmir, Pakistan, Militancy Articles Asia Defense & Security

Infighting between militant groups in Indian-held Kashmir and future of Kashmir insurgency

The recent killing of Islamic State’s Hind Province (ISHP) militant has exposed the growing rivalry between local insurgent groups and militant groups affiliated with international terror outfits. If, left unattended,…

Afghanistan India Kashmir Militancy Pakistan United States Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Hyphenating Afghanistan and Kashmir in Washington

“Afghanistan is more than just a ‘graveyard of empires’. It is a mother of vicious circles” is what Maureen Dowd, the renowned columnist for the New York Times wrote about…

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