Amidst the rising trend of violence against medical personnel in combat zones, Neil Siviter analyzes the impacts, and what can be done to keep vital aid workers safe on the battlefield.
Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina Wazed: Taking Security into Her Own Hands
Hasina’s government must deal with the new challenge of the growing extremism in Bangladesh. The hanging of Salahuddin and Mujahideen last November resulted in violent protests. The rise in political violence in the presence of political divisions would provide international terrorist groups like the Islamic State (IS) opportunity to recruit local people who are disgruntled by their state.
Narenda Modi and the Question of Hindu Nationalism in India- Part II
John Pollock discusses the 2002 massacres in Gujarat state under then chief minister Narendra Modi and asks whether the same mistakes are being made again in India
San Bernardino and the Politicization of Mass Shootings in the USA
Jonas critically analyzes the politics of murder in the USA
Talk to a Diplomat: Episode XXXIII
We’re back! Watch as I interview Mr. Octavius Pinkard. He is a PhD Researcher at the University of Kent. His work focuses on the development and projection of identities and interests among Lebanese diaspora communities in Senegal, the United States, and the European Union. Mr. Pinkard has served as an editor of a Working Paper Read More…
Kunduz: The Rise of the Taliban (Part II)
In the second part of this series Hinna Hatif examines the implications that led to the rise of Taliban in Kunduz city.
The 2015 Hajj and its Aftermath
Eric looks at the consequences of the deadly 2015 Hajj stampede
The Sword, The Pen and The Women in Pakistan’s Counter-Terrorism Efforts
Umaima Ghori examines women’s role in countering violent extremism in Pakistan. Will they continue to join the fight?
No Country for ISIS
Hasan Siddiqui brings to light the brewing conflict between two militant groups in Afghanistan, the infamous Taliban and the ruthless ISIS
Drones: Forget the Moral Argument, Are They Actually Strategic?
Are armed drones actually strategic in conflict? Our editors examine the pros and cons, and attempt to separate the moral argument from the strategic.