Identifying Global Terrorism Trends

December 19, 2016

What is behind the rise in terrorism across the globe? This November, the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) released the Global Terrorism Index 2016, the latest of its yearly reports laying out year-on-year statistical trends in worldwide terrorism. The report draws from a comprehensive...

India Hopes for Pakistan’s Diplomatic Isolation

December 06, 2016

Pakistan's uneasy relationship with extremism puts it in danger of diplomatic isolation from the international community. After the US Congress’ decision to disallow the financing of F16C/D Block 52 multirole fighter planes to Pakistan through the US Foreign Military Financing Program over...

Taking on Militants: A Fight for the Soul of Pakistan

November 28, 2016

Is the Pakistani government sincere in its efforts to curb intolerance and political violence? Two high-level meetings in recent months involving senior military commanders and intelligence officials and/or top-level government representatives spotlight Pakistan’s difficulty in coming to grips...

Feminism After the Arab Spring

November 07, 2016

Women have served as indispensable agents of change during and after the Arab Spring and have made significant gains but have a long road ahead. It was not uncommon to see news of the Arab Spring accompanied by photos of women on the frontline. Women participated, organized and even led many of...