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Debate about Bangladesh and Support of Terrorism–Better Polling is the Solution

Simon Leitch reflects on the criticism of Pew Research on Bangladeshis’ supporting terrorism. He argues that the recent survey in the Bangladesh case may or may not reflect some useful archetype of Bangladeshi views but the solution to the problem is more and better polling, rather than simple rejection via anecdote.

Is Popular Support for Suicide Terrorism Growing in Bangladesh?

Taj Hashmi argues that Recent reports in the media and from think-tanks have indicated a startling level of support for suicide terrorism in Bangaldesh. Yet this is at odds with the relatively low rate of suicide terrorist incidents in Bangladesh, raising many questions about the validity of the research methods used to determine the support for sucide terrorism

Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Uri – What Next?

Siegfried O. Wolf argues that Pakistan has gained the international reputation of being the world’s foremost exporter of Jihadism. While analyzing the causes and consequences of this phenomenon, numerous observers find that there are clear indicators that the Pakistani government is involved in systematic sponsoring of Pakistan based terrorist groups operating in Afghanistan and India. One of the latest dramatic example is the attack on the military base at Uri, a town located in Indian administered state of Jammu & Kashmir.

Can we speak in/with silence?

Maidul Islam argues that: “Most political theorists tend to focus on debates, rhetoric and public discourse but few analysed the issues by looking at silence. Silence is a phenomenon which is just as important as speech. In national politics, who is silenced by whom and how voluntary silence could be noticed in a particular juncture are important dimensions that shape public opinion.”