Pakistani Taliban Publishes Women’s Magazine To Recruit Female Jihadists

The Pakistani Taliban is testing a new recruitment technique: a women’s magazine. The first edition of Sunnat-i-Khaula or “The Way of Khaula,” referring to a female Muslim warrior from the 7th century, was recently published and urges its readers to become involved with the Pakistani Taliban or Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). […]

Could China’s Current Developments Create Concerns For Cultivating World Peace?

In recent times, tensions are at an all-time high between China and India owing to the stand-off at Doklam in Bhutan. In an effort to prevent the Chinese from building a road through the Doklam plateau (and therefore through Bhutan), India’s Modi-led administration has sent troops to the region to […]

Wave Of Violence Hits Indian-Administered Kashmir: The Symptoms Of An Unresolved Dispute

Over the past few days, civilians in Indian-administered Kashmir have taken to the streets in a series of protests against Indian forces. The unrest on Tuesday came in response to the killing of two suspected militants in the Pulwama district of Kashmir. One death occurred during a gunbattle with Indian […]

‘Neutral’ Councils That Exclude Women Are Putting Pakistan’s Women In Danger

Earlier this week, BBC World news reported on a revenge-rape incident that occurred in Muzaffarabad, in the province of Punjab in southern Pakistan. The local jirga (council of elders) ordered the teenager to be raped in front of her family as the result of another case brought to the council. […]

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Disqualified From Office After Supreme Court Decision

Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif has been disqualified from his role as Prime Minister after the country’s Supreme Court ruled on a corruption probe. Following the 2015 Panama Papers leaks, Sharif and his children were linked to offshore companies after a probe into his family’s finances failed to account for their wealth. […]

Terrorism Redefined

In February 2016, at a security conference in Munich, the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir was asked to comment on an article in The Atlantic, by Graeme Wood stating that despite the Minister’s comments on previous occasions, the Islamic State was indeed Islamic. In response, the Foreign Minister […]