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Email Tweet MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#31: 30 NOVEMBER 2018 Paresh Baruah’s ULFA: Signs of Revival  Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract ULFA-Independent, which seeks independence of India’s northeastern state of Assam, and operates from its camps located in the ungoverned spaces of Myanmar, is on a comeback trail. Headed by veteran rebel leader Paresh Baruah, ULFA has not only executed […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#30: 21 NOVEMBER 2018 Women Cadres of India’s Left-wing Extremist Movement  Rhea Maheshwari – Abstract India’s Maoist extremism draws its women cadres from the impoverished tribal population. Although the state highlights the employment of coercion as a tactic for recruitment, Maoists use variety of instruments to fill in the ranks of fighters, support […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#15: 22 OCTOBER 2018 Islamic State Impact: Terrorism and Counter-terrorism in Malaysia  – Tanvi Gupta – Abstract The Islamic State has not only drawn Malaysians to Syria as foreign fighters, but has converted some of them into effective recruitment tools to ferment trouble back home. A lone terror attack, number of terror […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#29: 04 OCTOBER 2018 Myanmar versus the Rohingya: The China Factor Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract A number of investigative reports have found evidence of Myanmar’s military role in the ethnic cleaning of the Rohingya leading to huge international uproar and censure. In response, Myanmar’s civilian as well as military have closed […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#14: 27 SEPTEMBER 2018 Islamic State in Kashmir: Black Flags and Black Shrouds  – Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract As the Islamic State seeks to regain its diminishing clout to expand into new theatres, it appears to be making a desperate attempt to gain foothold in Kashmir, where internal dissent and […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA BRIEF#27: 28 AUGUST 2018 Inside the neo-Jihad Mill: Islamist Mobilization in Bangladesh Prabhnoor Kohli – Abstract Growth of radical Islam and terrorism with ambivalent linkages to global jihadism is now a reality in Bangladesh. Terrorist  groups have found it difficult to withstand sustained pressure from the security forces. The neo-Jihadists, however, seem to have […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#13: 16 AUGUST 2018 No End in Sight: Islamist Militancy in the Philippines since the Marawi Siege  – Tanvi Gupta & Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Since the end of the siege over Marawi, the Armed Forces of Philippines have tried to neutralise the remnants of  Islamic State-affiliated militancy. Success has […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#28: 05 AUGUST 2018 Imran Khan’s Pakistan & Prospect of ‘Peace’ in South Asia Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract The selective euphoria with the poll results in Pakistan’s National Assembly elections notwithstanding, Imran Khan’s ‘new Pakistan’ suffers from inherent limitations. It may not augur a new or dramatic turnaround in policy towards […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#12: 30 JULY 2018 Women Cadres of the CPI-Maoist – Rhea Maheshwari  – Abstract While official assessments point at the forced recruitment of women by the extremists and their exploitation within the organization, the left-wing extremists of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) underline the important role played by women in their […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#27: 05 JULY 2018 Sri Lanka’s Cannabis Problem: Roots in India Bibhu Prasad Routray Abstract The volume of Ganja (cannabis) smuggling from India to Sri Lanka has risen significantly over the years. The demand for cannabis from Kerala in Sri Lanka has given rise to a robust supply chain that starts from […]

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