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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: 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 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 SPECIAL REPORT#05: 08 APRIL 2016 One Belt, One Road, One Singapore – Boh Ze Kai – Abstract In the 14th century, Mongol dominance in Asia resulted in the Pax Mongolica, a framework of peaceful trading relationships straddling the Maritime and Overland Silk Roads, allowing the Kingdom of Singapura to flourish into […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#04: 11 MARCH 2016 Expanding Chinese Infrastructure on the Indian border – Jhinuk Chowdhury  – Abstract Three key focus areas of China’s massive infrastructure build up along the Sino-Indian border  are: integrating the border region to Chinese mainland, accessibility to the Line of Actual Control (LAC), and strengthening counter offensive capabilities. This […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#03: 27 JANUARY 2016 Narco Diplomacy: Foreign Policy of the United Wa State Army – Boh Ze Kai – Abstract Once a remote, uncontrollable region, Shan State in North Myanmar is home to the ‘Wild’ Wa people, who make up 10percent of its population. Nonetheless, with 30,000 active soldiers, the United […]

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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 SPECIAL REPORT#01: 13 JULY 2015 Made in Myanmar: Small Arms for North-eastern Insurgents Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract In addition to the Chinese-manufactured small arms that land up regularly in the hands of the insurgents operating in India’s northeast, Myanmar is emerging of late as a significant source of such weapons. At […]

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