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Counter-Terrorist Trends and Analysis (March 2012)


1. A New Threat in the Horizon, Arabinda Acharya and Uday Ravi

Aside from the obvious diplomatic and security concerns, the attempted bombing in Georgia and the attacks in India and Georgia against Israeli targets have alerted authorities about the use of “sticky bombs” as a new tactic. Security agencies around the world may be required to reconfigure their counterterrorism strategies to deal with the threat posed by a new kind of weapon – the sticky bombs – on the roads.

2. The Translation of Radical Resources into the Indonesian Language and the Problem of Radicalization, Muhammad Haniff Hassan and Zulkifli Mohamed Sultan

Jihadist websites in Indonesia have now taken to translating the works of radical thinkers into Bahasa Indonesia thus contributing to the increasing number of radical materials available online. It is proposed that Counter-radicalization efforts should also look at the works of moderate Islamic thinkers and translate them as seen fit as part of initiatives to counter the efforts propagated by the radicals.


About Muhammad Haniff Hassan

Muhammad Haniff Bin Hassan is a Fellow. He holds a PhD and M.Sc. in Strategic Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (previously known as the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies), Nanyang Technological University. He received his early education in Aljunied Islamic School. He then continued his tertiary education at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, National University of Malaysia, with honours in Syar`iah and Civil law. Mr. Haniff is also active in social activities as a member of the Islamic Religious Council Appeal Board, HSBC Insurance Islamic Advisory Board from 2000 to 2014, Association of Islamic Religious Teachers and Scholars of Singapore (PERGAS) and Management Committee of Al-Irsyad Islamic School. He writes extensively in Berita Harian (a local Malay newspaper) and has also published articles in The Straits Times. He has published six books in his name, co-authored a monograph and helped publish two books for PERGAS and the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore. His personal website in Malay is at


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