Articles and Commentaries

UN Human Rights Commission Discredits Itself

For the first time in the history of Kashmir question at the UN, the Chairman of Human Rights Commission Mr. Zeid Ra’d Al Hussein of Jordan has issued a 49-page tutored report spread over 20 paragraphs on “abuse and violation of human rights” in the State of Jammu and Kashmir mainly by India and peripherally…
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Changing Contours of Global Terror

Terrorism has become a global phenomenon posing a major threat to international peace, security and stability. Access to advance technology, including cyberspace, sophisticated communications, global funding and military grade weapons has given such groups enormous strength. It is no wonder that terrorism constitutes one of the principal challenges at the global, regional and national levels…
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Countering Extremism: Jihadist Ideology Reigns Supreme

The sad truth is that governments, law enforcement, security forces, intellectuals and journalists do not have an ideological response to political violence’s latest reiteration, jihadism. Moreover, the struggle against political violence, is not one that is predominantly ideological. To add to this, mistakes are being repeated. Al-Qaeda produced the counterterrorism industry in the context of…
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Global Terrorism: Ideological Challenges An (Unconventional) Arab Perspective

In recent years, an entire industry has evolved that is devoted to addressing the ideological challenge of terrorism. Academics and journalists, think-tanks and public relations firms, security consultancies and intelligence agencies have all been engaged in the task of understanding and countering the belief systems supposedly underpinning the terrorist phenomenon. In relation to the Arab…
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