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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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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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