The paper aims to comprehend the newly found challenges of Afghanistan that have emerged right after the sudden withdrawal of the American forces and have created a security vacuum in the war-torn country. The paper explores various dimensions through which a Taliban-controlled country can become the most significant security threat to the South Asian region and the rest of Asia, hampering the peace and stability of the region.
Dan Kaszeta’s book 'Toxic' traces the journey of nerve agents from their initial discovery in WW-II era Germany to their eventual spread around the world. He explores the chronological development while deep-diving into specific chemical weapons programs on a topical basis.
The threat of the intentional or deliberate use of disease pathogens or biological agents emanating from both rogue state actors and violent non-state actors remains a major concern for national and international security.
Participation of the Taliban regime in the SAARC foreign Minister summit will provide Taliban recognition and political legitimacy within the region. It is unlikely that recognition of the Taliban Emirate would come anytime soon.
Two years ago, on April 21, 2019, eight suicide bombers affiliated with the Islamic State (IS)-linked local jihadist groups National Towheed Jamaat (NTJ) and Jammiyat-ul Millathu Ibrahim (JMI) carried out deadly terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, targeting luxury hotels and Catholic churches.Two years after this violence, the clamour for decisive action has risen across Sri Lanka.