Unprecedented hostility is taking place towards Indians coming from the state of Kashmir.
These violent attacks are happening in several states following a deadly suicide attack on the Indian forces in Pulwama – India-administered Kashmir.
Since the 23rd of May, ISIS’s regional allies, Abu Sayyaf and Maute, have taken roots in the southern Filipino town of Marawi, despite several attempts by Manilla´s governmental forces to recapture the city. The Mindanao morass is just another milestone in a decade long conflict crippling the Southern regions of the archipelago. The growing influence of ISIS in Southeast Asia is increasingly menacing regional stability. This dramatic state of play has led to concerns about the region sheltering the next Willayah, the official provinces of ISIS. With such a threat looming on the horizon, how can regional governments develop long-term fitting responses?READ MORE
Many have rushed to blame religious conservatism for a surge in terror attacks, citing Islamist extremism as the root of increased violence. Conflating the issues of terrorism and religious conservatism is not only simplistic, it is also dangerous and short-sighted. It alienates those very same communities who are our best allies in curbing the spreading of home-grown terror. An effective answer to domestic terrorism should focus on socioeconomic issues, not on religious conservatism.READ MORE
Last weekend, hundreds of high-level decision-makers from the field of international security and governance came together with heads of government at the 53rd Munich Security Conference. When discussing terrorism, they should also have reassessed the global war on terrorism financing.READ MORE
The French parliament has recently voted in favor of the third extension of the nationwide state of emergency which now lasts until the end of July. The decision from May 19, 2016, has been justified as being the only way to safely carry out the major sports events taking place in France this summer: the Euro 2016 and the Tour de France. While the safety of those involved in these events has top priority, it is questionable whether the introduced measures are proportional.READ MORE