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  • ASM Ali Ashraf

    The writer is Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London. Email: aliashraf@du.ac.bd.

  • Donald Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy

    In a self-styled twitter message, on September 8, 2019, US President Donald Trump claimed he had cancelled a secret talk with the Taliban leaders and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that was due to be held at the historic Camp David presidential retreat.
  • Hard power and the war on terror in South Asia

    Hard power or the coercive use of force has emerged as the most preferred tool in combatting terrorism in the post-9/11 era.
  • Transatlantic Transitions: Back to Global Future?

    The term 'transatlantic relations' has emerged as a dominant paradigm in the study of relations between Europe and the United States.
  • Indian social activists light candles during a protest in Kolkata on Saturday, against a fatal attack on a restaurant in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.

    Why the threat needs to be taken more seriously

    Regardless of ABT or JMB's participation in the recent hostage crisis, the ISIS threat appears to be real and much greater than anticipated.
  • US counterterrorism strategy in South Asia

    The U.S.-led coalition military strategy in Afghanistan and the adjacent border areas of Pakistan has drawn huge criticisms for its over-reliance on the use of coercive force and utter negligence of peace, reconciliation, and reconstruction efforts.
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