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.
Minorities throughout history have suffered at the hands of those who influence power and manipulate public policies and opinions to entice hate, biasness, and discrimination. Aiding such actions with technology can have disturbing implications.
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.
The paper aims to evaluate the violent sectarian campaigns of Islamic State-Khorasan province and the group’s capacity to withstand leadership loss and armed offensives in Afghanistan Jihadi landscape.