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Kagusthan Ariaratnam
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Security | Defense | Intelligence | Counterterrorism
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By Kagusthan Ariaratnam This article was originally published on “The Modern Diplomacy” on October 15, 2018. Addressing an event last week at London’s Oxford University, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said some people are seeing “imaginary…
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FEATURED: Smart Power Approaches in Countering Terrorism The 05 File Project Foundation raises awareness on countering terrorism using “smart power”, a combination of both soft and hard power approaches. While hard power represented by military might is…
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By Kagusthan Ariaratnam & Ammna Nasser This article was originally published by “NATO Association of Canada” on January 22, 2018. Youth radicalization has acquired renewed momentum in the current age of ISIS (Daesh). Repeated victories reported by the…
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This article was originally published on “The Modern Diplomacy” on March 7, 2017. Introduction During the Cold War, nations were increasingly sponsoring and/or supporting insurgencies. For instance, the United States of America supported Afghan-Mujahedin,…
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Introduction Countering terrorism through “smart power” is a concept deliberated on creative thinking to combat one’s enemy, especially terrorists. This essay will examine the reconceptualization of traditional approaches toward counterterrorism, and…
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This article is co-authored by me with Professor Matthew Crosston for the ModernDiplomacy.EU
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Introduction As the whole world is coming forward to combat Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), I would like to share my opinion here on how to fight ISIS and eventually obliterate them just like the Sri Lankan military defeated the Liberation Tigers…
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Sri Lanka, a small South Asian island nation located in the Indian Ocean, has been politically and economically destabilized due to an ethnic conflict that lasted over three decades. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), also known as the “Tamil…
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