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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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Email Tweet VOICES FROM THE REGION#04: 14 October 2016 Afghanistan: Myth of the Splendid Sisterhood –         –   Guest Writer: Heidi Kingstone – Stories of abuse and the mutilation of women in Afghanistan are so common we are almost desensitised to it. Violence against women and particularly domestic violence has fed the headlines […]

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Email Tweet VOICES FROM THE REGION#03: 11 OCTOBER 2016 Police in Kashmir: Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea    – – – – – – – Raja Muzaffar Bhat – Amid the controversy over the banning of circulation of newspapers in July 2016, the Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) Government transferred Fayaz Ahmad Lone, […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#07: 10 OCTOBER 2016 Why Kazakhstan learns from Singapore – Boh Ze Kai – Abstract Kazakhstan’s adoption of the Singaporean governance and economic model is a fascinating subject worth exploration. Focusing on the Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund, the civil service structure, and healthcare services in Kazakhstan, this article delves into examining […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#06: 03 OCTOBER 2016 India: Lessons from ‘surgical strikes’ in Myanmar – Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract It is not a commentary on the ability of the Indian army to carry out surgical strikes. Such strikes do not come with an element of success woven into them. And yet before […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#10: 28 SEPTEMBER 2016 Economic Impact of OBOR on Afghanistan   Nivedita Jayaram – Abstract Afghanistan has been presented a tremendous opportunity for economic development through the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, which will help it overcome bottlenecks to economic development through investment in transportation, energy and telecommunications infrastructure. Afghanistan’s advantageous […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#09: 05 SEPTEMBER 2016 Failure of institutionalised cooperation in South Asia   Nivedita Jayaram – Abstract Regional integration in South Asia lags behind other regions in the world despite efforts at institutionalized cooperation through the SAARC. Economic cooperation and connectivity in South Asia can pave the way for shared problem solving […]

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