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Check out @orfonline's featured experts on why '#ISI and #ISIS are a double threat to peace in #SouthAsia'
The fall of #Baghouz, a small nondescript town in #Syria’s desert regions of Deir Ezzor from the hands of the so-called #IslamicState may have forced the world’s most wanted man to re-emerge publicly in a video message, says @KabirTaneja:
.@KabirTaneja, in conversation with @KhalidShah, deciphers the recent #SriLanka bombings and the changing nature of Islamic State operations. Watch ⬇
The results of a post-ISIS cocktail of political vacuum, ideological infighting and historic sectarian divisions amongst the local populations and regional dynamics are already visible, says @KabirTaneja:
.@kabirtaneja sheds light on how influence of #ISIS spread across #SouthAsia, specifically after 2014, when pro-ISIS social-media platforms circulated #ISIS Khorasan maps showed the region as part of the caliphate’s global ambitions of conquest. Read on:
.@KabirTaneja studies more than 80 cases to cull trends unique to the landscape of terrorism in India, and ponder the peculiar societal and cultural factors that fuel the process of an individual gravitating towards the so-called “caliphate”. Read on:
Read monograph on 'The #ISIS phenomenon: #SouthAsia and beyond'. Read on:
Aside from their basic online presence, the physical imprint of the #ISIS in the #KashmirValley is modest. Read on:
The fight against #IslamicState may be over for now, but the fight against the #ISIS and the ideologies fueling it is a long-drawn war, one that cannot be beaten by mere enforcement of power and military might. Read on:
With a growing economy and global expectations off it, India must get used to playing larger roles in conflict management both via diplomatic and military mechanisms. Read on:
With growing #ISIS desperation after being defeated in the West Asia, the Pakistani state would need to take a categorical stand against the group before it grows into a greater menace. Read on:
While the brutality by terrorists is not new to Kashmir, this was the first time that #ISIS-style barbarism was publicised so brazenly, say @samirsaran and @sushantsareen:
The resistance orchestrated by the #ISIS to protect the last patch of sand representing its ‘khilafat’, once nearly the size of the United Kingdom spanning territory across Syria and Iraq, was intense. Read on:
History tells us while incidents of ‘garden variety’ terrorism repeat themselves there is almost never a repeat of ones that are more spectacular in scope and scale, says @sushantsareen:
The activities of #LeT, #JeM and other such groups are not limited to #Kashmir, the same groups are also involved in various terror attacks in mainland India, points out @khalidbshah:
Every visitor to the country does a photo-op in Islamabad and rushes to Rawalpindi for serious discussions. The ISI, on behalf of the army, has shaped the country to the needs of the army chief. Read:
Realistically for Pakistan, the more it attempts to follow good versus bad terror, the more it would face destabilisation while other nations would watch from the side lines. Read on:
New Delhi’s previous failures to respond militarily to cross border terrorist attacks have been interpreted as weakness by both Pakistan and the wider international community. Read on:
Keeping India and Pakistan at loggerheads is the only way #LeT can justify its existence and ‘usefulness’ to the #ISI, says @kritimshah:
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