Islamic States

Trump predicts IS territory will be cleared next week

US President Donald Trump predicts that the Islamic State group will have lost by next week all the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria. He said the US will not relent in fighting remnants of the extremist organization despite his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria over the objections of some of his most senior national security advisers.

November 17, 2015
November 17, 2015

Unlike any that came before

Evidence emerged in 2014 that the IS' success in the battlefield had a lot to do with the disenfranchised Ba'ath party members of Iraq.

October 29, 2015
October 29, 2015

'Islamic State': Let it not be a red herring

The quick 'acknowledgment' of the killings by the IS, the method of which does not fit the IS footprint, raises doubts about the veracity of the post. However, let the IS issue not be a red herring.

October 8, 2015
October 8, 2015

IS or not, how does it matter?

While it is essential to eliminate IS link without dismissing outright the possibility of their existence in this country, it is also essential to identify and nab the perpetrators, keeping our mind open to all the possible motives for the killings.

September 11, 2015
September 11, 2015

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.

May 31, 2015
May 31, 2015

‘Islamic State member’ arrested in Dhaka

Detectives claim to have arrested member of Islamic State (Isis) from a house in Baridhara of Dhaka.

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