In response to a months-long string of terrorist attacks, the Pakistani government recently announced its new counter-terrorism strategy, Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. Nabil Bhatia analyzes the operation, highlights its successes as well as possible areas of improvement.
Afghanistan’s poppy fields have increased and the nation’s opium production has risen significantly since 2015. Nabil Bhatia breaks down the key transnational opioid trafficking routes, and analyzes joint counternarcotics initiatives aimed at curbing supply.
The recent tragedy in Quebec highlighted the severity of the threat posed by far-right movements and vigilantism in Canada. Nabil Bhatia analyzes the magnitude and organizational structure of far-right extremist groups in Canada, and suggests necessary steps that the Canadian government should take.
With many of Canada’s foreign fighters emerging from Calgary, it must be explored how a cosmopolitan city has now become a ‘hotbed’ for ISIS recruitment. Nabil Bhatia attempts to answer this question by investigating cases of radicalization in the Canadian city.
With the possibility that Canadian security forces may be deployed to Mali in order to aid a UN peacekeeping mission, it is necessary to understand what this mission would entail. Nabil Bhatia explains the Malian conflict and analyzes the moral and strategic dilemmas faced by the Canadian government in making this decision.
With multiple global sources of weapons and ammunition and its industrial scale weapons manufacturing operations, one may ask what can be done to degrade ISIS’ weapons capability. Nabil Bhatia analyzes ISIS’ diversified weapons arsenal and proposes a course of action for the international community.
With Iraqi forces gaining ground in their fight against ISIS in Mosul, it remains unclear what the fate of the city will be after it is entirely retaken. Nabil Bhatia highlights some of the challenges that lay ahead and recommends a course of action for the Iraqi government.
A letter penned by over a dozen Nobel laureates on December 29 compared the ethnic cleansing campaign in Myanmar to the Rwandan genocide, and condemned the lack of action by Aung San Suu Kyi. Nabil Bhatia unpacks Myanmar’s ethno-religious conflict and provides a historical overview of the plight of the Rohingya.