Rukshana Rizwie is a journalist and editor based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She is presently the News Editor at the Daily News, which is Sri Lanka’s national daily newspaper. She has over 16 years of experience as a journalist and international correspondent covering the war against the Taliban while in Saudi Arabia and the War against the LTTE in Sri Lanka. She holds a postgraduate in International Relations.Her most recent work appears in a book published by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Crime “Faces of Assassination” which was launched recently.
The United States National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism is built on a comprehensive threat assessment of domestic terrorism as ordered by President Biden, and prioritises far-right extremism. Although the conceptualisation contains certain flaws, the strategy acknowledges this rising threat in a comprehensive and evidence-based assessment. In this Policy Brief, we highlight the US Strategy […]
Counter-Terrorism After 9/11 is a podcast series exploring how counter-terrorism has changed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. In our second episode, we speak to Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism. This interview explores critical […]
On 20 February 2020, a remarkable article by Sirajuddin Haqqani appeared in The New York Times. Coming just days before the signing by the United States and the Taliban movement of a bilateral ‘Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan’, the essay was full of beautiful thoughts: ‘Everyone has lost somebody they loved. Everyone is tired […]