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Hizbul Mujahideen in Assam: A non-existential threat

October 17, 2018

By M.A. Athul, published 17 October 2018   Assam, in Northeast India,  has been experienced a long spell of ethnic insurgency since 1979. Yet the state is witnessing a consolidation of peace and stability, (the insurgency related fatalities has fallen from 305 in 2014 to nine in 2018), with ethnic insurgent violence in its last leg. … Continue reading “Hizbul Mujahideen in Assam: A non-existential threat”


Strife Series on Counterterrorism and Human Rights, Part III – Silencing political dissent through counterterrorism measures in Bangladesh

January 23, 2017

By: Athul Menath Islamist violence has been increasing in Bangladesh since 2013 after secular and atheist bloggers or minorities including Hindus and Shiites have been targeted by Al-Qaeda on the Indian subcontinent (AQIS) and neo-JMB, another radical Islamist group with an ideological affinity towards the Islamic State (IS). While the consensus among security analysts is that the … Continue reading “Strife Series on Counterterrorism and Human Rights, Part III – Silencing political dissent through counterterrorism measures in Bangladesh”


Strife Series on Grand Strategy, Part III: What a Trump victory means for South Asia

December 18, 2016

By Jonata Anicetti In the past few weeks, much has been said about how U.S. Grand Strategy could change with respect to Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and China now that Donald Trump will become the next U.S. President in January 2017. Much less attention has been given to how Trump would deal with a … Continue reading “Strife Series on Grand Strategy, Part III: What a Trump victory means for South Asia”


Strife Series on Grand Strategy, Introduction: Whither Grand Strategy?

December 9, 2016

By: John A. Pennell In light of recent Western political developments—“Brexit,” Trump’s U.S. electoral victory, rise of populist and/or far-right movements across Europe—coupled with an assertive China, a resurgent Russia, bolder actions from Iran and North Korea, continued terrorist threats from ISIS and its affiliates, and an ongoing refugee crisis emanating from Africa and the … Continue reading “Strife Series on Grand Strategy, Introduction: Whither Grand Strategy?”


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