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Email Tweet MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#13: 24 APRIL 2017 The Fantastic as Strategy: India’s Game in Kashmir     – Madhumita Das – Abstract There has always been a gulf between Kashmiri aspirations, the compulsions of India, and to a lesser extent, Pakistan. The ongoing revisionism in India’s body politic, led from the highest echelons of State […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA BRIEF#19: 13 APRIL 2017 Syria- the US flips a page Maj. Gen. Neeraj Bali (Retd.)  – Abstract The strong response by the United States (US) to Syria’s use of chemical weapons has added uncertainty to an already volatile situation in that region. This also marked a stark departure from a policy of […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#09: 12 APRIL 2017 Bangladesh’s Unique War on the Islamic State  – Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Bangladesh has launched a unique war on home grown militants with clear ideological linkages with the Islamic State, even while dismissing speculations regarding the IS presence in the country. Raids on militant dens, killings […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#12: 30 MARCH 2017 Future trajectory of Left-wing extremism in India     – Bibhu Prasad Routray   – Abstract Declining ability among the left-wing extremists (LWE)  to orchestrate attacks and the state’s purported capacity to find support among the traditional recruitment base of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) are the […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#08: 28 FEBRUARY 2017 Inspire, Enlist, and Execute: The Islamic State’s Strategy in Southeast Asia – Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Close to 800 persons from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines are among the foreign fighter network of the Islamic State (IS). The estimate is far larger than the number of Southeast […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#11: 15 FEBRUARY 2017 Hindu migrants from Bangladesh: Assam’s souhaitable guests    – Bibhu Prasad Routray   – Abstract Assam’s demography could be changing again with a new trend of influx of Hindu migrants from Bangladesh. The Bharatiya Janata Party, in charge of the state government and New Delhi, insist that Assam […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA OCCASIONAL PAPER #02: 28 JANUARY 2017 Enduring Dilemmas: Nepali Insurgency Redux – Thomas A. Marks, Ph.D.   – Abstract Though touted as acceptance of political reintegration, the Nepali Maoist move to end the 1996-2006 overt hostilities was at the time tactical rather than strategic. The party had no intention of supporting a parliamentary […]

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Email Tweet Mantraya E-Internship Programme   – Mantraya.org invites applications for E-Internship for the following projects. (i) Mapping Terror and Insurgent Networks (ii) Regional Economic Cooperation and Connectivity in Asia (iii) Gender and Conflict (iv) Islamic State in Asia (v) Borderlands: Issues across inter-state borders in South Asia The E-Internship usually runs for three months and […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#10: 08 JANUARY 2017 Will all that much change in a world with President Trump?    Paul B Rich   – Abstract It is important to start examining how much will change with Donald John Trump, the unusual American president who fails to conform to the usual standards expected of such an […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#08: 10 NOVEMBER 2016 Trump Presidency: How would it impact Singapore? – Boh Ze Kai – Abstract Against all odds, Donald Trump has emerged as the candidate for the US Presidency in January 2017, raising the question, what now? Singapore has not featured prominently in statements made by the Trump campaign, […]

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