Latest Articles about South Asia

Unveiling the Role of Women in Jihadist Groups

On July 21, two back-to-back terror attacks rocked Dera Ismail Khan in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The first was carried out by two unidentified gunmen, who opened fire at a checkpoint at Kotla Saidan, killing two policemen. Soon after, a suicide bomber struck a hospital to... MORE

Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar: Provocateur of Kashmir’s Enduring Terrorist Movement

On June 12, motorcycle-borne militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district killed five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel. Kashmir-based Al-Umar-Mujahideen (AuM), a largely inactive terrorist group, has claimed responsibility for the attack (Daily Excelsior, June 13). These fatal shootings and grenade attacks targeting Indian... MORE

Briefs

Morocco Continues to Face Terror Threat Despite Success of BCIJ Brian M. Perkins It has been more than six months since a group of Moroccans inspired by Islamic State (IS) brutally slayed two Scandinavian hikers in the Atlas mountains between Imlil and Mount Toubkal. Moroccan... MORE

Tajik Military Increasingly Part of Russian Army in All But Name

Tajikistan’s military, according to Moscow-based defense analyst Vladimir Mukhin, “today represents a small outpost of the Russian Army. It is completely equipped with Russian arms, has the same organizational structure,” its soldiers and officers are being trained by Russians and in Russian military schools, and... MORE

Shafi Muhammad Burfat: Advocate for Sindhi Independence from Pakistan

The separatist movement in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province is one of South Asia’s oldest irredentist movements. Separatist tendencies based on irredentist ideals have surfaced repeatedly in Pakistan’s Sindh and Baluchistan provinces. Sindhi nationalism is a blend of irredentism and socialist leanings. The movement has its... MORE