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Email Tweet MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#15: 22 OCTOBER 2018 Islamic State Impact: Terrorism and Counter-terrorism in Malaysia  – Tanvi Gupta – Abstract The Islamic State has not only drawn Malaysians to Syria as foreign fighters, but has converted some of them into effective recruitment tools to ferment trouble back home. A lone terror attack, number of terror […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#14: 27 SEPTEMBER 2018 Islamic State in Kashmir: Black Flags and Black Shrouds  – Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract As the Islamic State seeks to regain its diminishing clout to expand into new theatres, it appears to be making a desperate attempt to gain foothold in Kashmir, where internal dissent and […]

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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 SPECIAL REPORT#13: 16 AUGUST 2018 No End in Sight: Islamist Militancy in the Philippines since the Marawi Siege  – Tanvi Gupta & Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Since the end of the siege over Marawi, the Armed Forces of Philippines have tried to neutralise the remnants of  Islamic State-affiliated militancy. Success has […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#28: 05 AUGUST 2018 Imran Khan’s Pakistan & Prospect of ‘Peace’ in South Asia Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract The selective euphoria with the poll results in Pakistan’s National Assembly elections notwithstanding, Imran Khan’s ‘new Pakistan’ suffers from inherent limitations. It may not augur a new or dramatic turnaround in policy towards […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#12: 30 JULY 2018 Women Cadres of the CPI-Maoist – Rhea Maheshwari  – Abstract While official assessments point at the forced recruitment of women by the extremists and their exploitation within the organization, the left-wing extremists of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) underline the important role played by women in their […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#26: 12 JUNE 2018 Bastariya Battalion: New force against India’s Left-wing Extremists   Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Bastariya Battalion, a new battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is being inducted into the Left-wing extremism- afflicted Bastar region of Chhattisgarh state. Comprising of tribal recruits, the battalion is expected to add […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#25: 15 MAY 2018 Narco Economy in Myanmar: From Opiates to ATS Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Rising demand has transformed Myanmar into the prime producer of synthetic drugs. It’s a US$ 4 billion economy. Production of and trade in narcotics in Myanmar registers continuous growth in spite of a decrease in […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA OCCASIONAL PAPER #06: 12 MARCH 2018 Pakistan-based militant groups & Prospects of their integration: A Structural Analysis – Muhammad Amir Rana   – Abstract Different militant streams operating in Pakistan are characterized respectively by conventional jihadist groups – established to safeguard the state’s strategic interests in the region; independent militant groups – formed by the militants […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA OCCASIONAL PAPER #05: 26 FEBRUARY 2018 Redefining Extremism in Central Asia – Roger Kangas, Ph.D.   – Abstract For over twenty years, the Central Asian states have faced periodic challenges of violent extremist groups and radical ideologies. These have varied among the countries, in terms of intensity, motivation, and methods, requiring the states […]

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