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Publication: Afghanistan’s Derailing Democracy?

Afghanistan’s Derailing Democracy?

In 2020, the words ‘Democracy’ and ‘Afghanistan’ still do not sit well together. For many Afghans, the…
Publication: Guilty until proven innocent: The sacrilegious nature of blasphemy laws in Pakistan

Guilty until proven innocent: The sacrilegious nature of blasphemy laws in Pakistan

This paper will explore the legal background and genesis of the blasphemy laws of the Islamic Republic…
Publication: An overview of Terrorism Financing in South Asia

An overview of Terrorism Financing in South Asia

The tenacious endurance of such terror organizations would not be possible without the system of financing…
Publication: Beyond Good and Evil - An examination of Women joining ‘Islamic State’

Beyond Good and Evil - An examination of Women joining ‘Islamic State’

Despite traditional perceptions that women do not participate in violent extremism nor are perpetrators…
Publication: A historical introduction to Naxalism in India

A historical introduction to Naxalism in India

Naxalbari, the village that gave its name to the movement, was the site of a peasant revolt, instigated…
Publication: Dissecting ISIS after al-Baghdadi and an introduction to its proliferation in South Asia

Dissecting ISIS after al-Baghdadi and an introduction to its proliferation in South Asia

Experts remain circumspect and vigilant to what extent al-Baghdadi's death is as significant as it has…
Publication: The rise of Political Islam and Islamist Terrorism in Bangladesh

The rise of Political Islam and Islamist Terrorism in Bangladesh

The presence of Islamist terrorist groups in Bangladesh dates back to the late 1980s, when approximately…
Publication: A Decade on from the last Growl of the Tiger: Religious Terrorism and Sri Lanka’s new challenges

A Decade on from the last Growl of the Tiger: Religious Terrorism and Sri Lanka’s new challenges

The potential shift of ethno-nationalistic to religious extremism is a worrying phenomenon, revealing…