Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
4. The global war on terror led by the U.S, failed to achieve its objective and yielded mixed results at best. This calls for a new global approach to defeat terrorism. Comment. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Reference: The Hindu
Why the question:
The 9/11 attacks prompted the U.S. not only to invade landlocked, strategically located Afghanistan but also to launch a global war on terror. Yet, the U.S.-led war on terror has yielded no tangible results.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the outcomes of U.S led Global war on terror and to argue for a new approach to tackle terrorism.
Comment– here we must express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by giving context regarding the global war on terror.
Mention about the U. S’s strategic decision to withdraw its forces from many of the military operations site, starting with Afghanistan leading to the victory of terrorist organisations in the region, which is the exact cause of launch of such an operation.
Further discuss on the threat of Taliban-Al Qaeda strengthening through its Haqqani network. Bring out the need for a new approach for Counter terrorism measures by continuous monitoring and identifying potential threats at the initial stage, leveraging technology, creating global consensus.
Conclude by saying that the time is ripe for an international consensus to build up on a robust counter terrorism measure in the present context of failure of US led was on global terror.