Post-Conflict Reconstruction: From Extremism to Peaceful Co-Existence is a comprehensive presentation on the root causes of state fragility, which provides an enabling environment for violent religious extremism. It addresses various security, political, socio-economic and external factors that contribute to state fragility, which is further enhanced in a conflict environment. The book deals closely with the use of violence due to ideological, religious and political reasons. By analyzing the situations in the post-conflict states of Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Nigeria and Libya, the book establishes the co-relationship between state fragility and religious extremism in post-conflict settings. The book emphasizes the need to address the grievances of marginalized sections in all countries with fragile state structures that usually take to violence to make their voices heard. It also highlights the imperative for swift rehabilitation of poor people—who typically bear the brunt of conflicts and are often displaced forcefully—for restoring peace and security, and averting future disturbance.

Yemen: Walking on a Tight Rope to Avert Extremism

Yemen: walking on a tight rope to avert extremism


Yemen is in persistent state of turmoil since the Arab Spring ushered on it in 2011. Even before that the country has witnessed several civil wars and internal conflicts in the past few decades. Its geo-strategic location and demographic patterns attracts regional power jockeying, particularly between Saudi Arabia and Iran. It will not be wrong to call Yemen a protectorate of Saudi Arabia, which has distinctly influenced the country's political, economic and security set-up. The most recent wave of conflict has its roots in the failure of a political transition, which was supposed to bring stability to Yemen following the Arab Spring uprising in 2011. Instead, uprising ...

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