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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 ANALYSIS#23: 11 APRIL 2018 What tools can India’s counter-radicalization policy employ?  Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Counter-radicalization measures adopted by countries have typically followed clichéd patterns, although studies reveal that religion plays only a minor role in attracting men to the fold of global jihad.  As India seeks to frame a policy […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#22: 20 FEBRUARY 2018 Afghanistan: Battle of narratives, power contestations, & cycles of violence       Shanthie Mariet D’Souza – Abstract The sudden surge in violence and gory blood bath in January 2018 brought about renewed international media attention to Afghanistan. The growing number of attacks indicates a deteriorating security situation, deepening […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA BRIEF#24: 01 DECEMBER 2017 Islamic State’s Foreign Fighters: India’s Achilles heel?   Bibhu Prasad Routray  – Abstract It is the season for home coming. With the Caliphate of the Islamic State collapsing in Iraq and Syria, the surviving among the outfit’s 40,000 foreign fighters are now faced with three options-to die fighting, to […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#11: 28 JUNE 2017 Islamic State in Central Asia – Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract The Islamic State (IS) has been able to attract into its fold a substantial number of people from the Central Asian States (CAS). A number of IS-inspired attacks by nationals from the CAS continue to take […]

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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 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#06: 20 NOVEMBER 2015 Islamic State: Patterns of Mobilisation in India  Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Seven specific patterns can be inferred from the mobilisation carried out in support of the Islamic State in India. These patterns help in understanding whether and in what form the Islamic State may be able to reinforce […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA DATABASE#02: 03 OCTOBER 2015 Timeline 2015: Islamic State and South Asia –  – 5 January – Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani expresses concern over the growth of the Islamic State and its possible impact in the country. 10 January – The Islamic State releases a video showing former Taliban commanders pledging allegiance to […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA DATABASE#01: 28 SEPTEMBER 2015 Timeline 2014: Islamic State and South Asia – The timeline begins in May 2014, the month in which the first ever incident in South Asia relating to the Islamic State was reported.  – 23 May– Four young men from Mumbai identified as Areeb Majid, Aman Tandel, Fahad Shaikh and Saleem […]

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