Category Archives: Asia

Predicting terrorism

This blog post by terrorism expert Brian Jenkins discusses the difficult challenge of predicting attacks. He notes that, outside of conflict zones, terror incidents remain infrequent — in 2015, “74 percent of all fatalities occurred in five countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, … Continue reading

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Education & training proposals in India

This brief article identifies proposals being considered in India to raise education and training requirements for senior police positions, officer-level entry schemes, and constables. The current national government has expressed the intention to emphasize performance over seniority when making assignments … Continue reading

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Fewer chases in Delhi

This article reports a significant decline in traffic chases in Delhi, with more focus on police and bystander safety and on identifying the offender for later prosecution. In contrast to the U.S., these are generally motorbike chasing motorbike incidents that … Continue reading

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Why stopping terrorism is so difficult

This article by the director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism succinctly summarizes what has been learned from analysis of every terror attack in the world since 1970 — 156,000 attacks committed by … Continue reading

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Beat policing revived in Bengaluru

This article reports that beat policing will be revived and intensified in Bengaluru, a city in India with over 8 million residents. “The beat constables will have to serve as a nodal point of contact between the local residents and … Continue reading

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Training gaps in India

Police hiring in India outstrips training capacity, resulting in about 20% not receiving basic training, according to the country’s Bureau of Police Research and Development. Ongoing training is also insufficient — on average, police get update training once in 18 … Continue reading

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ISIS in Turkey

This article provides an in-depth analysis of the New Year’s Eve nightclub massacre¬†in Istanbul that left 39 dead and 71 wounded. The attack was carried out by an ethnic Uzbek “sleeper operative,” born in Kyrgyzstan, on orders from his¬†handler in … Continue reading

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