Recent attacks in London and Stockholm highlight the growing popularity of vehicle ramming as a tool used by jihadists. Nabil Bhatia presents a brief analysis of the tactic and argues that the trend of vehicle-ramming terrorist incidents will likely continue.
Mother of all Blunders? Why Trump’s Afghanistan Policy Misses the Mark
Did the dropping of the MOAB eliminate insecurity in Afghanistan? Nabil Bhatia highlights why the Trump Administration’s Afghanistan policy misses the mark and may exacerbate existing issues.
Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad: Pakistan’s Latest Response to the Jihadist Threat
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.
Opioids in the Golden Crescent: Production, Trafficking, and Cooperative Counternarcotics Initiatives
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.
Afghanistan: Security Analysis of a Failed State
The Afghan government controls less than 60% of the nation’s territory. Nabil Bhatia analyzes the regional security implications of Afghanistan’s diminishing security force and the resurgence of terrorist groups within the country.
The Other Extremism: Far-Right Movements and Vigilantism in Canada
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.
From Calgary to the Caliphate: Exploring the Unlikely Hotbed for ISIS Recruitment
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.
Canadian Military Presence in Mali: Weighing the Risks and Rewards
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.
Analyzing the Islamic State’s Weapons Capability: What Weapons Does It Use and Where Does It Get Them?
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.
Retake Mosul…and Then What? Tensions, Property Disputes, and the Fight against the Islamic State
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.