Asia

S/2017/35 – Nineteenth report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team submitted pursuant to resolution 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida and associated individuals and entities

During the reporting period, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)a remained under sustained military pressure, in particular in Iraq, the Syrian Arab Republic, Libya, Nigeria and Afghanistan. Nevertheless, the group and Al-Qaida affiliates continue to present a complex and diverse challenge to international security. While ISIL members and sympathizers have conducted a range of attacks outside the immediate conflict zones as a reaction to pressure on the organization, Al-Qaida affiliates also maintain a significant level of terrorist operations in their respective regions. South-East Asia and West and East Africa are experiencing a rising level of risk emanating from ISIL or Al-Qaida affiliates.

2017-08-17T12:50:42+00:00 Friday, 13 January 2017|Foreign terrorist fighters|

Global Center on Cooperative Security Report: Strengthening Regional Cooperation to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism in South Asia What Role for Civil Society? BY RAFIA BHULAI AND NAUREEN CHOWDHURY FINK

Like many other regions, South Asia is confronted with a rapidly transforming terrorism threat landscape that is increasingly transnational in nature. Local grievances and sociopolitical dynamics have been exploited by groups such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and linked to a global master

2017-02-13T14:24:12+00:00 Saturday, 31 December 2016|Countering violent extremism|

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Strengthening International Cooperation through formal and Informal Channels – Isra’a Abu-Shwimeh, Jordan

“ our future is under serious threat from the khawarej, the outlaws of Islam that operate globally today. They target religious differences, hoping to kill cooperation and compassion among the billions of people, of all faiths and communities, who live side-by-side in our many countries. These outlaw gangs use suspicion and ignorance to expand their own power. Worse still is the free hand they grant themselves to distort the word of God to justify the most atrocious crimes.”

2016-12-13T19:41:46+00:00 Tuesday, 13 December 2016|International, regional, and subregional cooperation, Terrorism financing|