Articles by Kabir Taneja
The geography of terror groups is fluid. Kokernag to Kandahar is in the throes of security being provided by actors who were part of the crisis to begin with
The future of the Wagner Group, a private mercenary conglomerate linked to Russian foreign policy, is uncertain, raising questions about its global footprint.
In an era of Russia’s war against Ukraine and the US-China competition, increasing geopolitical crevasses offer newer, safer spaces for militant organisations often seen as valuable tools in coercive geopolitics
As a nation impacted heavily by terrorism, India has done well to continue to bring the world back to focus on the issue that was receding from global headlines.
The threat of terrorism itself has been fast evolving and far surpasses some of the fundamental challenges that the UN, UN Security Council, agencies and members are continuing to try and navigate
The top job for now will possibly go to someone already blessed by Zawahiri, but the future al-Qaeda could be much more Afghanistan-Pakistan centric as the group looks towards a new era of ideological and operational leadership
For the ambit of this article, three major events conducted by New Delhi illustrate the kind of outreach India has conducted with the Taliban, and their outcomes:
With the US no longer playing the role of security guarantor to Gulf states, they are diversifying their foreign relations through partnerships involving China and Russia, thereby acquiring greater autonomy.
This sudden acceptance of the concept of foreign fighters by some Western States and analysts reeks of opportunism and double standards.
What are the gains that diplomacy on counter-terrorism, resolutions of the UN Security Council and other such multilateral instruments bring to the table?
The Taliban is in an odd position, an insurgency orchestrating a counterinsurgency for its survival. And South Asia is now the playground for this volatile experiment
Updated on Dec 16, 2021 07:59 PM IST
The US-Taliban deal must be subjected to consistent academic scrutiny as an agreement that was designed for a safe exit passage from a theatre of war for the US, not stability for Afghanistan or the Afghan people
Updated on Oct 26, 2021 07:00 PM IST
Despite the Taliban being a predominant part of the Afghan jihadist landscape, it is imperative to remember that more than 20 terror groups have thrived in Afghanistan
Updated on Aug 27, 2021 06:03 PM IST
China, like others, will also be wary of any potential expanded role in Afghanistan. While many analysts have highlighted that the vacuum left behind by the US is ripe for the Chinese to fill, that is easier said than done
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 12:03 PM IST
The fact that drones made from scrap and duct-tape carrying improvised explosive devices are able to damage conventional aircraft on ground, worth millions of dollars, brought forward a new set of challenges for defence policymakers
Updated on Jun 29, 2021 04:00 PM IST
Over the past few weeks, more than the composition of the US military presence, its geographic location outside the borders of Afghanistan has become a focal point of debate
Updated on May 31, 2021 03:44 PM IST
With the May 1 deadline for an expected US military withdrawal from Afghanistan a little less than a month away, multiple avenues of diplomacy have been launched as the administration of President Joe Biden in Washington DC navigates the future of the US involvement in the 20-year-long war in the country
Updated on Mar 31, 2021 07:31 AM IST
Trivialising India’s posture on terrorism in the international community can undo years of steady gains, for the short-term and myopic benefits of political support, ideological upmanship and electoral victories in the country’s never-ending election cycles.
Updated on Feb 18, 2021 06:33 AM IST
Trump’s ambivalence towards such groups have emboldened them and with these groups now being increasingly cornered as social media platforms banned Trump and his ecosystem, the threat of Right-wing extremism may assume a different form but will persist.
Updated on Jan 11, 2021 08:17 PM IST
ByKabir Taneja and Prithvi Iyer
While successfully balancing relations between Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia power blocks, New Delhi’s affinity for this Gulf outreach is rooted in geopolitical and geo-economic realities
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 10:25 AM IST
It may return if more structural concerns in counter-terror thinking and policies are not addressed over time
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 05:57 AM IST
Updated on Sep 02, 2020 07:07 AM IST
Eight million Indians work in the region and send over $50 billion in remittances. This will change
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 07:32 PM IST
The deal will be packaged as a historic triumph of Islamist groups and jihadist outfits for decades to come.
Updated on Mar 03, 2020 05:25 PM IST
With his killing, the US has entered an area of unknowns. Iran cannot be underestimated
Updated on Jan 03, 2020 09:07 PM IST
Militarily down, the IS remains ideologically alive. Counter-terrorism must adapt to its techniques
Updated on Oct 28, 2019 07:32 PM IST
For him, Turkey is the Islamic power awaiting its due, and while it does not have the oil dollars backing its fragile economy, it is still working hard to create its own narratives and influence zones across the region
Published on Oct 10, 2019 08:08 PM IST
India’s aspirations of becoming a superpower must first begin with establishing itself as a strong regional power
Updated on Aug 23, 2019 07:15 PM IST