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  • St. Petersburg Metro Bombing: Al Qaeda Redux

    The Imam Shamil Battalion has claimed responsibility for the April 3 metro bombing in St. Petersburg and conveyed that the attack was retaliation against Russia’s targeting of jihadis in Syria, Libya and Chechnya.

    May 25, 2017

    Hanging of Mufti Hannan may not mean the end of HuJI in Bangladesh

    Mufti Hanna’s hanging may not mean the end of the terror outfit and definitely not the end of radical ideology in Bangladesh.

    April 19, 2017

    Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad: Timely, but Unlikely to Succeed

    Will the Pakistani civilian leadership cease to placate the Islamist forces for their own electoral gain? Will the Army rein in the jihadis it has been using to retain “strategic depth” in Afghanistan?

    March 17, 2017

    Has Nigeria Defeated Boko Haram? An Appraisal of the Counter-Terrorism Approach under the Buhari Administration

    One of the campaign promises of President Muhammadu Buhari was that he would eliminate Boko Haram six months after assumption of office. By December 2015, the Buhari-led government gave itself a pass mark for countering the terrorists. The government declared that the group had been ‘technically defeated’. This declaration has led to debates in the public space as to the veracity of this claim. This article aims to critically appraise the on-going attempt to eliminate the Boko Haram threat under the Buhari administration.

    January 2017

    The 'Social Media'Challenge to National Security: Impact and Opportunities A Conceptual Overview

    The monograph hopes to succeed in providing a conceptual framework to understanding this emerging challenge and draw up a set of best practices and recommendations for policy makers and law enforcement agencies to move forward with.

    2016

    Countering Fidayeen Attacks

    The antidote to fidayeen attacks is a well-trained and informed soldier, who is clinical in his task of neutralising the threat as and when it arises.

    December 15, 2016

    An Analysis of the Internal Security Budget 2017-18

    For the financial year 2017-18, the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) has been allocated Rs. 83,823 crore, a hike of around 11.5 per cent over that of the previous year. Though the Union government has been providing substantial budget support to the MHA to aid its reform and modernisation programs, the ministry’s efforts to bring about desired reforms have shown mixed results so far.

    February 21, 2017

    Colombian Air Force: Innovation in Counter-Insurgency

    While the fate of the peace process between the Colombian Government and FARC remains uncertain, innovative use of technology and tactics on the part of the Colombian Air Force has played no small part in convincing the rebel group that its military struggle was doomed to fail.

    October 25, 2016

    The Draft Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act 2016: A Review

    While the need for re-evaluating internal security holistically is undeniable, it may be appropriate to deal with this matter in the national context.

    September 07, 2016

    Online Radicalisation: The Example of Burhan Wani

    Online Radicalisation: The Example of Burhan Wani

    Effective use of social media fuelled Wani’s rise to prominence. His skills in this domain radicalised youth in greater numbers than had previously been achieved using more conventional methods.

    July 16, 2016

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