The question of commemoration: Remembrance Day 2024

Permitting the commemoration of Prabhakaran, Zahran or any other terrorist leader will lead to politicisation, radicalisation and mobilisation of another wave of terror. While it is important for loved ones to remember their dead privately in their homes, governments should not permit public commemoration of terrorists. Public commemoration of terrorists especially suicide terrorists is tantamount […]

Thaslim is a true hero of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka was saved from an islandwide terrorist attack by M. R. M. Thaslim said Professor Rohan Gunaratna at the launch of his new book “Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Massacre-Lessons for the International Community” at the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies in Colombo on July 28, 2023.

Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Massacre

Radical Islam is an enduring global challenge that presents a national and international security threat. Instigation by hate preachers, inadequate government, societal attention, religious and reciprocal radicalization have allowed this threat to manifest into terrorist violence. Extremist ideologies have infiltrated religious, educational, and digital spaces and thus, terrorism’s shadow continues to shroud the safety and […]

Building a Safer Future: The Role of Security Studies in Countering Terrorism

The Importance of Security Studies In today’s complex and rapidly changing world, security has become a paramount concern for individuals, governments, and businesses alike. With the rise of global terrorism, it is crucial to understand the underlying causes, motivations, and strategies employed by terrorist organizations. This is where the field of security studies plays a […]

Building Resilience: How to Navigate Security Challenges in a Changing World

In today’s rapidly evolving world, security challenges are constantly emerging, requiring individuals and organizations to adapt and evolve to stay ahead. As a professor of Security Studies and the founder of Singapore’s International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, I have dedicated my career to understanding and navigating these challenges. One of the key […]