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Afghan Officials Say 25 Killed in Kabul Attack on Sikhs
March 25, 2020

Afghan Officials Say 25 Killed in Kabul Attack on Sikhs

By Associated Press
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Indonesia’s Terrorism Challenge in the Headlines with Jemaah Islamiyah Leader Trial
March 24, 2020

Indonesia’s Terrorism Challenge in the Headlines with Jemaah Islamiyah Leader Trial

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The proceedings highlighted the terrorism threat that continues to loom over the Southeast Asian state.
‘Divine Retribution’: The Islamic State’s COVID-19 Propaganda
March 24, 2020

‘Divine Retribution’: The Islamic State’s COVID-19 Propaganda

By Nur Aziemah Azman
The Islamic State’s narrative on the coronavirus pandemic reinforces anti-China and anti-Shiite sentiments.

What’s in the Philippines’ New Anti-Terrorism Act?
February 26, 2020

What’s in the Philippines’ New Anti-Terrorism Act?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A key legal change in the country’s counterterrorism approach is moving closer to reality.

Indonesia Won’t Take Back Suspected Islamic State Militants
February 14, 2020

Indonesia Won’t Take Back Suspected Islamic State Militants

By Associated Press
Indonesia's government has banned citizens who joined the Islamic State group in Syria from returning home citing national security concerns.

Indonesia: Islamic State Sympathizer in Bomb Plot Sentenced to Life Imprisonment
February 08, 2020

Indonesia: Islamic State Sympathizer in Bomb Plot Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

By Associated Press
Asmar Husin, who also uses the name Abu Hamzah, was arrested last March in North Sumatra.

Singapore’s First Terrorism Financing Charge Case in the Headlines
January 14, 2020

Singapore’s First Terrorism Financing Charge Case in the Headlines

By Prashanth Parameswaran
An important case spotlighted the country’s ongoing challenge to counter terrorism.
Violent Extremism in the Maldives: The Saudi Factor
December 24, 2019

Violent Extremism in the Maldives: The Saudi Factor

By Henry Storey
The Saudi push to spread Wahhabism is contributing to the Maldives’ startling radicalization.

Discussing Violence and Terrorism in Tajikistan
November 20, 2019

Discussing Violence and Terrorism in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
An interview with Edward Lemon.

Islamic State Is Alive and Well in South Asia
November 05, 2019

Islamic State Is Alive and Well in South Asia

By Siddharthya Roy
South Asia is witnessing the emergence of a new brand of terrorism, one that can outlive any single leader.

After Baghdadi’s Death, What’s Next for Southeast Asia’s Terrorism Fight?
October 29, 2019

After Baghdadi’s Death, What’s Next for Southeast Asia’s Terrorism Fight?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While the development is a blow to the Islamic State, the implications for Southeast Asia’s wider struggle against terrorism are less clear.
IS-K Can’t Scuttle the Afghan Peace Process
September 04, 2019

IS-K Can’t Scuttle the Afghan Peace Process

By Daud Khattak
There are many possible bumps on the road to peace in Afghanistan, but IS-K isn’t a top concern.

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