Ellie B. Hearne

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  • Re-examining India's Counterterrorism Approach: Adopting a Long View

    This article looks at the status quo of Indian counterterrorism policy—which largely favours ‘physical’ or ‘hard’ measures—and proposes that the government adopt a more holistic strategy. Termed ‘Countering Violent Extremism’, this would involve measures geared towards long-term prevention, with greater attention paid to the reasons for which people commit terrorism and to the impact of counterterrorism on communities.

    July 2012

    The Unfinished Global Revolution: The Limits of Nations and the Pursuit of a New Politics by Mark Malloch-Brown

    Books about the UN, like the politicians who support it, evidently do better when they make little outward mention of that international organisation. While the cover of most editions of this nine-chapter book is adorned with UN blue and those initials are highlighted in the ‘unfinished’ of the title, the United Nations is mentioned nowhere explicitly until a chapter or two in. This is no criticism: the UN is a flawed body that everyone knows but few understand, and smuggling it onto people's reading lists may be one of the few ways to address that.

    November 2011

    The Norwegian Attacks and the Prevalence of the “Sneaking Regarder”

    Terrorists are often wealthy, well-employed, and middle class and those who support terrorist causes are often also of a higher income bracket.

    July 25, 2011

    No Time for Finger-Pointing: Taking a Long View after the Mumbai Blasts

    Much has been written about terrorism and counterterrorism as forms of communication, but such analyses are usually jettisoned in the arena of “breaking news alerts” and real-time reporting.

    July 14, 2011