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Are terrorists winning the hard fought war?

In the emerging world new order it appears that the maintenance of international peace and security is a question of time. It is not to be pessimistic about the current world order and the future of the United Nations. It is a concern of the on-going self-destruction caused by the terrorism and counter terrorism measures adopted by the international community. Since the September 11th 2001 when US unilaterally declared war against terror, not so much has been achieved so far. New terrorist movements are emerging. The deadliest one, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria with their ideology on creating an Islamic Caliphate is emerging to be successful after capturing major cities in war tone Iraq. The presence of the group in the war tone Syria is also promising. The question is will terrorists win the war?
There is no clear answer to this prominent question. The war of terror has been there for remarkably a long period of human history. The re-emergence of terrorism today is taking an advanced stage. It is a blend of the cold war of ideologies as well as jihadism. The more the USA is engaged in various campaigns against terror, including drone campaign and other technical military campaigns, the more the international public opinion is getting divided further. There is no proper consensus in the international community on how best to deal with terrorism.
In the understanding of the international public law, it is not a practice of states to recognise a government that comes into power through terrorism or military powers. Not as per now. If ISIS manages to conquer Bagdad and take up the government of Iraq, it will be a hurdle for the group to win the confidence of other states.
In the same argument, it is not practical for Somali based Al-Shabaab to take over the government of Somalia and establish a functioning State. Which government will be ready to enter into diplomatic work relationship with such government? The best example is the situation of Yemen. Can the Houthi rebel group establish a credible government after ousting a legitimate government?
However, the fact is that, after killing Osama Bin Laden, the master mind of the modern terrorism, terrorists have advanced their tactics to an extent of threatening state sovereignties. The Fededal State of Nigeria is one of the best examples we can refer to in this blog. Boko Haram managed to contribute to the collapse of the government of President Jonathan Goodluck. Now the government of Buhari is seeking to supress the group using the external forces. If such terrorist group can shaken the integrity of a powerful state such as Nigeria, then we have so much to worry about terrorism. It is wrong to assume the strength of terrorists and their supporters in the new world order.
There is a crisis in the whole structure of the international community. There is a serious situation threatening the United Nations from within. It is like the UN main organ, the Security Council and its veto powers, is not making any progress.
This blog is aim to open a debate without making any informative conclusion on the topic. It is meant for readers to react and provide opinions on the new world order and what is the future of the UN? Yet the terrorists network is not neither something to believe in. The groups lack organizational capacity. They seem to be working together but this is not yet very clear as every group seems to have its own typology…
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