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  • Dr. Adil Rasheed is Research Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

    China-Saudi nuclear pact can trigger an arms race in West Asia

    October 05, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Adil Rasheed’s article ‘China-Saudi nuclear pact can trigger an arms race in West Asia’, has been published in ‘The Print’, on October 05, 2020.

    Saudi Arabia's acquisition of nuclear capability would draw Turkey and Egypt to join the regional nuclear race, which might turn conflict-torn West Asia even more volatile, writes Dr. Rasheed.

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    Why Fewer Indians Have Joined ISIS

    Unlike other parts of the Muslim world, spanning North Africa to Southeast Asia, that have remained under the theological and cultural influence of Arabia, India has been able to develop its own versions of Islam and holds its own against West Asian influences.

    August 31, 2020

    The August 5 Anniversary: J&K on Home Straight

    The internal and external situation on the first anniversary of the historic revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir appears assuring, even as the need for safeguarding the initial gains calls for sustained efforts.

    August 04, 2020

    The Three Pillars of Radicalization: Needs, Narratives, and Networks

    Scholars from various academic disciplines have attempted to explain the nature and drivers of the 21st century sui generis phenomenon of radicalization. However, it is rare to find a single book which not only details and builds on the body of work in this still evolving field but also sheds fresh insight into the many unresolved issues that demand fresh perspectives and approaches.

    March 2020

    COVID-19: Perfect Storm for Israel, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan

    The COVID-19 crisis would severely impact the four countries at the social, political, economic and humanitarian levels, as these states were already facing multi-vector exigencies at the time of the pandemic’s outbreak.

    April 21, 2020

    The Phenomenon of Youth Radicalization

    November 15, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Adil Rasheed’s article on radicalization, titled ‘The Phenomenon of Youth Radicalization’ has been published in Toronto-based newspaper ‘Weekly Voice’ on November 15, 2019.

    Many social scientists and activists have pointed out that young individuals coming from ultra-orthodox and conservative households generally have a hard time navigating their way in a society built on liberal values, writes Dr. Rasheed.

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    ISIS Crisis: Unknown ‘Caliph’ of an Absent Caliphate

    The possibility of total decimation of ISIS gives the world an opportunity to take the fight against global terror to several localised jihadist groups operating across the world, before they forge new cross-continental alliances and give rise to a larger terror conglomerate.

    November 05, 2019

    Resurgent ISIS and The Threat to South Asia

    November 04, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Adil Rasheed’s paper on resurgence of ISIS titled 'Resurgent ISIS: Threat to South Asia' has been published in the November-December 2019 edition India Foundation Journal.

    Far from being vanquished in Iraq and Syria, ISIS is said to be staging resurgence through a 'capable insurgency”, writes Dr. Rasheed.

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    The killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

    October 29, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Adil Rasheed’s article on the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been published in the leading Hindi daily ‘Hindustan’ on October 29, 2019.

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    Why Terrorist Groups Form International Alliances

    The menace of terrorism has existed for centuries, but its modern, transnational version has ‘metastasized’ to the extent of threatening global peace and security. In 1975, security expert Brian Jenkins observed: ‘Terrorists want a lot of people watching and not a lot of people dead.’

    July 2019