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"The strategist: How Abu Mus'ab al-Suri inspired ISIS"

My latest research paper is now out as an ORF Occasional Paper, available here.

Abstract

This paper takes a look into the life and work of Abu Mus’ab al-Suri, jihadist theorist, and argues that he should be considered the architect of the extant Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). 52 more words

Counterterrorism

"Getting real about the Middle Kingdom"

Now that the dust has settled on India’s failed bid for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) at the Seoul meeting in June — no small thanks to China — Beijing’s stance is being interpreted as a sign of its ‘contain India’ strategy at worst, and anti-India balancing (by hyphenating India’s case for NSG membership with that of Pakistan’s) at best. 762 more words

Geopolitics