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Terrorism is the use of violence and intimidation to pursue political aims. Stimson experts analyze ways non-state actors use terrorism as a tool and propose innovative responses to counter this threat.

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April 17, 2019 | EXPERT: Emily Tallo , EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

With voting underway in India’s general election, February’s Kashmir conflict is likely to weigh on the minds of voters, especially given last week’s social media uproar over the reported downing of a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet during the crisis. READ MORE

June 21, 2018 | EXPERT: Hamza Shad , EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

By Sameer Lalwani and Hamza Shad   A Brief History READ MORE

May 8, 2018 | EXPERT: Hannah Haegeland , EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

In this article for Pakistan Politico, Sameer Lalwani and Hannah Haegeland review their edited volume, Investigating Crises: South Asia’s Lessons, Evolving Dynamics, and Trajectories, which is freely available at crises READ MORE

March 15, 2018 | EXPERT: Hannah Haegeland , EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

This piece for The Hindu is based on a full chapter study by the authors in Investigating Crises: South Asia's Lessons, Evolving Dynamics, and Trajectories freely available at: www.InvestigatingCrises.org. READ MORE

January 16, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Another rupture, another sense of betrayal. US-Pakistan relations have once again reached a low point with the Trump administration’s decision to withhold most funding for military assistance. READ MORE

October 24, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Quotes of the week: READ MORE

June 6, 2017 | EXPERT: Shannon Dick

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or what are more commonly referred to as drones, have become a key component of U.S. counterterrorism policy. Under the Obama administration, armed drones were used to strike terrorist targets in a number of theaters, both within and outside of active combat zones. READ MORE

March 11, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Does it make sense for the Trump administration and Congress to try to bludgeon Pakistan into doing Washington’s bidding? What about the ultimate sanction of labelling Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism? I don’t think so, but my side of the argument is losing ground. READ MORE

January 31, 2017 | EXPERT: Hannah Haegeland

Terrorism involving nuclear or radiological materials remains one of the gravest threats to humanity and to global stability. READ MORE

September 8, 2016 | EXPERT: Faiqa Mahmood

On September 2, a suicide bomber struck a court in Pakistan’s northern city of Mardan, killing twelve. READ MORE

May 3, 2016 | EXPERT: Ellen Laipson

By Ellen Laipson: READ MORE

April 2, 2016 | EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

RECENTLY the top UN representative in Kabul grimly remarked that in 2016, success for Afghanistan would be measured in binary terms: whether it survived or not. Afghan security forces are routinely approaching collapse. READ MORE

March 30, 2016 | EXPERT: Ellen Laipson

This week, President Barack Obama and 50 world leaders will convene for the fourth and final time to discuss how to prevent nuclear materials from falling into the hands of terrorists. READ MORE

January 14, 2016 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s whirlwind surprise visit to Lahore on Christmas Day, there was little doubt that spoilers in Pakistan would try to derail improved relations. READ MORE

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