Reconciliation is the Way Forward for Durable Conflict Resolution in the Northeast

Introduction Conflict settlement is a significant achievement for a state to put an end to a violent protracted armed engagement. In fact, Johan Galtung gave new idea of concept of peace as negative peace that is absence of violence but it is not

Rewriting the New Narrative of Jammu and Kashmir

Introduction Disjunction between the law and state can lead to systemic decay that breed corruption, instability, violence and erosion of institutions of governance. Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is victim of the disjunction that allowed state to plunge

Saudi Arabia Drone Attack: Sign of Changing Character of Hybrid War

Introduction The Houthi militants carried out an audacious "large-scale" attack with 10 drones targeting Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais.1 Even in the past Houthi rebels had attacked Saudi Arabia but the precision and scale of th

Terror Strike in Sri Lanka: Expanding Footprints of Jihadist Movement in the Indian Subcontinent

Gauging the Current State of the Jihadist Movement1 In the 20th Century, the world confronted three totalitarian revolutionary movements: Nazism; communism; and fascism. Now the world is under assault from a fourth such movement whose members oper

कश्मीर में टकराव की स्थिति टालने के लिए शांति का विचार समझना जरूरी

कश्मीर में शांति का विरोधाभास जर्मनी के चांसलर विली ब्रांट ने कहा था, “शांति ही सब कुछ नहीं है,

Imperative to Understand Concept of Peace for Conflict Transformation in Kashmir

Paradox of Peace in Kashmir Chancellor Willy Brandt of Germany had said, “Peace is not everything, but without peace, everything is nothing”.1 Kashmir is passing through a similar situation where lack of peace has led to a collapse of societal

Decoding Threat to India from Terrorism and Insurgency

Introduction Extremists and terrorists have redoubled their efforts to pursue their ill-founded objectives of creating violence and instability across the globe. Of the last 16 years, the worst year for terrorism was 2014, with 93 countries experi

Strategy of Military and Non-Military Measures: Imperative for Stability in Kashmir

Introduction War of perception is a tool to expand the domains of conflict geographically and demographically. Pakistan and its proxies have created an impression as if entire Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) is fighting a separatist movement, whereas, the i

A Social and Psychological Approach to Conflict Management in Jammu and Kashmir

People of the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) region practiced Hinduism, Buddhism and Zoroastrianism at the time when Islam entered the Kashmir Valley. One aspect that remained constant in Kashmir was that in spite of the arrival of foreign Sufi Saints such

Stone Pelting: Is it an Expression of Anger or a Strategy?

No state can survive if it overlooks the collective act of violence by its subjects. It is not only unlawful but a revolt against the constitutionally elected government. Allowing people to take law in their own hands is undermining the authority of

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