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Email Tweet MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#14: 08 JUNE 2017 China’s Counter-terrorism in Xinjiang: Inward Looking Template     – Adarsh Vijay – Abstract The Uyghur insurgency continues to be an unresolved internal security threat for China. China’s counterterrorist policy reflects an amalgamation of military coercion, socio-economic transformation, and a propaganda warfare. The communist state and its unparalleled reaction against […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA BRIEF#20: 01 JUNE 2017 Regional power play in Afghanistan and India’s policy options  Shanthie Mariet D’Souza  – Abstract A regional power realignment is taking place in Afghanistan. As countries jockey for influence in shaping the end-game in Afghanistan, India seems to be a lone bystander being sidelined even by its traditional allies- […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#10: 22 MAY 2017 Intelligence and Counter-intelligence in India’s Maoist theatres  – Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract A single big extremist attack can reverse the narrative of optimism regarding India winning the war on left-wing extremism (LWE). Such an attack can lead to a barrage of charges and counter charges on […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA OCCASIONAL PAPER #03: 06 MAY 2017 The Thai Southern Insurgency: External view of the Way Forward – Thomas A. Marks, Ph.D.   – Abstract As insurgency continues in the Thai Southern Border Provinces (SBP), external commentary, overwhelmingly in academia, remains the primary source of suggestions for how Bangkok should proceed.  Discussion falls into […]

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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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