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Email Tweet MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#11: 28 JUNE 2017 Islamic State in Central Asia: Threat as an alibi to repression?   – 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 […]

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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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Email Tweet  MANTRAYA BRIEF#09: 15 AUGUST 2015 Maldives: Footprints of the Islamic State Surya Valliappan Krishna – Abstract Muslim majority Maldives is becoming a prime recruiting ground for the Islamic State. Over 200 Maldivians have joined the Islamic State. Political instability at home has allowed the Islamists to push their anti-democracy and pro-Islamist agenda. And […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#02: 16 JULY 2015 Islamic State’s Indian Brigade – Surya Valliappan Krishna & Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Over the past year,  a number of Indians and people of Indian origin have been associated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Mantraya.org profiles these individuals who have shared different […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#03: 02 JULY 2015 Islamic State and the South Asian Caliphate Surya Valliappan Krishna – Abstract The argument that South Asia in general and India in particular would maintain its insularity from the Islamic State’s influence is delusional. The threat for India is real and could be far more lethal than […]

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