Home Contact Us  

Radicalism - Articles

Articles are short 800-850-word commentaries that provide a more analytical view of issues currently in the news.
10 October 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
FSI and South Asia

Monish Gulati analyses the parameters used for evaluating the fragility of states
19 July 2016
The Myth of Home-Grown Terror-I
Mapping out the Dhaka Gulshan Attack

Angshuman Choudhury, in this two-part series, argues that recent events in Bangladesh call for a reclassification of the types of terrorism
21 January 2016
Forecast 2016: Another Year at the Crossroads for Pakistan

Sushant Sareen takes stock of Pakistan's trajectory in 2015 and makes projections for the year ahead
16 December 2015
Joint IPCS-Oval Observer Round-Table
Discussion Report: India’s Role in Building a Counter-Narrative to Isis Propaganda

Kimberley Nazareth reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 09 December 2015
4 March 2015
Islamic State in Af-Pak: The �Wilayat Khurasan� Conundrum
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy looks at how factionalism within militant groups is being harnessed by the various regional stakeholders
18 February 2015
Dateline Islamabad
Pakistan's Hurt Locker: What Next?

Prof Salma Malik lists and explains the immediate security priorities the government of Pakistan must address
29 January 2015
Pakistan, Militancy and the New Paradigm
Will the Genie Want to Go Back?

Dr D Suba Chandran looks at the variegated approaches in dealing with militant outfits
19 January 2015
IPCS Forecast: Islamic State in 2015
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy looks at the militant group’s likely trajectory in the new year
19 January 2015
Red Affairs
IPCS Forecast: Left-wing Extremism in 2015

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray identifies key trends in left-wing extremism that India is likely to witness in 2015
18 December 2014
And Now, They Are Coming For Our Children

Dr D Suba Chandran reflects on the Peshawar attack of 16 December
15 December 2014
Spotlight West Asia
Rise of the Islamic State: Implications for the Arab World

Ambassador Ranjit Gupta writes that there is a silver lining to the dark cloud of the rise of the Islamic State
13 December 2014
China and the Uyghur Issue: Can the New Silk Route Really Help?
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy suggests that the comprehensive success of China's Western Development Strategy depends on how it deals with the Uyghur Issue
24 November 2014
Understanding the Attraction of Salafi and Wahhabi Movements
Saneya Arif explains why various Islamic movements rose and fell, and compares it to the rise of Wahhabism and the Islamic State
24 November 2014
Foreign Fighters of Pakistan: Why Pashtuns and Punjabis?
Dr D Suba Chandran looks at the profile of combatants from South Asia fighting within the region
19 November 2014
Myanmar: Why the Islamic State Failed Here
Aparupa Bhattacherjee explains the reasons behind the relative failure of the Islamic State towards gaining a foothold in Myanmar
19 November 2014
Pakistan: Why are Christians Being Persecuted?
Roomana Hukil analyses societal and legal factors that aid attacks against Christians in Pakistan
17 November 2014
Islamic State: Prospects in Pakistan

Sushant Sareen analyses the prospects of the entry and consolidation of the Islamic State in Pakistan
13 November 2014
UNSC Resolution 2178
Fighting Foreign Fighters: New Legislations

Tuva Julie Engebrethsen Smith argues that the latest UN Resolution to fight terror, while necessary, could also be damaging to democratic values
7 November 2014
Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh: Designs and Network in India
N Manoharan writes about the need for increased cooperation between India and Bangladesh, in the wake of the Burdwan blasts
4 November 2014
Spotlight West Asia
Islamic State: The Efficacy of Counter-strategies

Amb Ranjit Gupta evaluates the efficacy of the current strategy against the Islamic State
31 October 2014
Muslims in Sri Lanka: Four Reasons for their Marginalisation
Roomana Hukil looks at the alienation of the Sinhalese Muslim community from mainstream society
31 October 2014
Myanmar: Violence in Rakhine State and a Way Forward
Aparupa Bhattacherjee presents a reading of the recent ICG report, “Myanmar: The Politics of Rakhine State”
31 October 2014
“Britain Belongs to Allah”: Anjem Choudary and His Supporters
Tuva Julie Engebrethsen Smith draws from available material to present a reading of the radical British Muslim preacher
29 October 2014
Myanmar's Ashin Wirathu: Five Reasons for His Rise
Aparupa Bhattacherjee weighs in on the perceived face of Buddhist extremism in the country
27 October 2014
Islamic State and Foreign Fighters: Jihadists from Central Asia
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy explores the possible motivations for fighters from the region joining the IS
22 October 2014
Indian Mujahideen: A Vehicle for Hire for Al Qaeda?
Saneya Arif examines why the AQ would find it difficult to gain a foothold in India through the IM
21 October 2014
Islamic State: What is Drawing the European Muslims?
Tuva Julie Engebrethsen Smith writes about why European jihadists are increasingly attracted towards the Islamic State
20 October 2014
South Asian Dialectic
Pakistani Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan: Implications for Asian Security

Prof PR Chari asks what India could do to ensure its national interests in the prevailing environment
8 October 2014
Islamic State and Foreign Fighters: Jihadists from Europe
Tuva Julie Engebrethsen Smith provides European perspectives on the motivations of people of the region to partake in 'jihad' in far off lands
24 September 2014
Anti-Rohingya and Anti-Muslim Sentiments in Myanmar: Mutually Reinforcing?
Aparupa Bhattacherjee highlights five causes leading to violence against the Rohingyas

The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) is the premier South Asian think tank which conducts independent research on and provides an in depth analysis of conventional and non-conventional issues related to national and South Asian security including nuclear issues, disarmament, non-proliferation, weapons of mass destruction, the war on terrorism, counter terrorism , strategies security sector reforms, and armed conflict and peace processes in the region.

For those in South Asia and elsewhere, the IPCS website provides a comprehensive analysis of the happenings within India with a special focus on Jammu and Kashmir and Naxalite Violence. Our research promotes greater understanding of India's foreign policy especially India-China relations, India's relations with SAARC countries and South East Asia.

Through close interaction with leading strategic thinkers, former members of the Indian Administrative Service, the Foreign Service and the three wings of the Armed Forces - the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force, - the academic community as well as the media, the IPCS has contributed considerably to the strategic discourse in India.

Subscribe to Newswire | Site Map
18, Link Road, Jungpura Extension, New Delhi 110014, INDIA.

Tel: 91-11-4100-1902    Email: officemail@ipcs.org

© Copyright 2017, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies.