Islamic State
Storm after a Lull: Kabul Attack

Since the suicide bombing at the Kabul Airport on August 26, 2021, there was a period of lull. While, the Taliban has been shrewdly backing out from its promises which it made after taking over, but that’s about it. There were no major attacks and ....

Global Terrorism Trends in 2021 & Projections for 2022

संधिविग्रहयोस्तुल्यायां वृद्धौ संधिमुपेयात्।
[Translation: If there is an equal benefit in peace or war, he (the king) should choose peace.] ....

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 01-15 March 2022

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VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 15-28 February 2022

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Terrorism Studies (National): Review of 2021 & Projections for 2022

Despite the outbreak of the China-origin coronavirus aka COVID-19 in late 2019 and the continuation of this fatal virus spread globally in 2020, the year 2021 has witnessed the continuation in the terrorism-related incidents, linked directly or indir....

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 01-15 December 2021

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Annual Review of Islamic State and Al Qaeda: What is on the Horizon in 2021?

Background
The past year began with a pathological threat for the world which was detrimental not only for public health, politics, and economics but also for global security. The keywords for the year 2020 were COVID-19, geopolitical rea....

International Security: Review of 2020 & Projections for 2021

The year 2020 shall be recorded as an unprecedented year in the modern history of humankind. The outbreak of China-origin Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) has eclipsed the events in global security. On one side, the spread of coronavirus enforced....

Pakistan: The Relentless Killings of the Hazaras1

The cold-blooded killing of 11 Shia Hazara miners in Geshtari area of Machh, Balochistan on 03 January 2021 by the Islamic State (IS) refocused attention on the brutal persecution of minorities in Pakistan in recent decades. However, even among the m....

France & Austria Terror Attacks 2020: The Looming Shadow of Islamic Terrorism over Europe

“We [EU Member States] reiterate that terrorism, radicalisation, recruitment and financing related to terrorism are main common threats to the internal security of the EU”.

The 2015 Riga Joint Statemen....

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