Book Details

Book title: COMBATING TERRORISM: Evolving Asian Perspectives
Author(s): Shruti Pandalai
ISBN: 9789386618818
Publication Year: 2019
Binding: HB
Pages: 300
Price: Rs. 1395 Rs. 1395
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This anthology of essays traverses a wide range of issues exploring the inconsistencies in the global war on terror, and brings together diverse perspectives from eminent practitioners, academics, technologists and civil society from Asia. It takes the conversation beyond the academic realm by delving into first person accounts from authors who are living and fighting terrorism in the heart of conflict zones in the region. The book navigates the conceptual challenges encountered during norm building efforts to counter terrorism, identifies ideologies and drivers fuelling this transnational resurgence of extremist violence, examines how technology is changing the nature of conflict and explores in depth the growing shadow of terrorism, steadily expanding from South West Asia, to the extended outposts in South Asia and South East Asia. Most importantly, it debates the absence of effective counter-narratives to counter terrorism and offers ideas to build upon a reservoir of best practices by countries in the region.

ABOUT Author


Shruti Pandalai is an Associate Fellow at IDSA, primarily working on India`s strategic thought and practice. Great power politics, neighbourhood relations, developments in military affairs and emerging threats to national security are her areas of research interest. She also specialises on the issue of strategic communication in defence and diplomacy. Shruti has worked on task force projects with the National Security Council Secretariat, Ministry of External Affairs and Home affairs. She has published widely in academic journals and the media and frequently presents her research at conferences in international think tanks and military institutions. Shruti was honoured with the IDSA President`s Award for excellence in research in 2015. She is part of many global emerging leaders` fora including The Asian Forum of Global Governance, The Munich Young Leaders Programme and is also a 2017 Raisina Fellow. Previously, Shruti was a broadcast journalist, a News Anchor and Senior Correspondent with a leading national English news network specialising in international affairs. She is an alumna of St Xavier`s College, Kolkata, The Asian College of Journalism and The Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS, University of London.

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