Author: ANIMESH ROUL
"The emergence of the Islamic State caliphate and the possibility of a Khurasan chapter once again fanned Saeed Khan’s ambitions to become a high-level militant leader in the region. The much-expected shift of allegiance came last October, when Saeed Khan along with other TTP regional commanders such as Sheikh Umar Maqbool, Gul Zaman of Khyber Agency, Mufti Hassan of Peshawar, Hafiz Quran Daulat of Kurram, and Khalid Mansoor of Hangu pledged allegiance the Islamic State (Dawn [Karachi], October 14, 2014).
Amid a series of government denials from Pakistan and Afghanistan regarding the presence of the Islamic State militant group in these countries and its ongoing outreach activities there, its expansion was corroborated by none other than the Islamic State’s spokesperson, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, on January 26, 2015 (The Nation [Lahore] September 5, 2014; Dawn [Karachi], November 11, 2014;
Spreading Tentacles: The Islamic State in Bangladesh
[February 6, 2015]
Ustad Muhammad Achwan: Leader of Jemaah Ansharusy Syariah of Indonesia.
Author : Animesh Roul
December 2014, Militant Leadership Monitor
BioWeapons Monitor 2014
Just released. SSPC's work / contribution: India and Pakistan Chapters.
Origins of the BioWeapons Monitor
The Maldives-Syria Connection: Jihad in Paradise?
Terrorism Monitor, Volume: 12 Issue: 22, November 21, 2014
APOCALYPTIC JIHADIST: AL-QAEDA IN THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT CHIEF AASIM UMAR" (AQIS)'s Chief Asim Umar in the October issue of Militant Leadership Monitor (Author, Animesh Roul, MLM, Jamestown Foundation, Vol 5 (10) October 2014)
Animesh Roul (SSPC, Executive Director) "Child Soldiers Of India’s Myriad Mutinies", | DEFENCE AND SECURITY ALERT, November 2014.
Jane's Intelligence Review, October 2014
The Maldives is experiencing a growing undercurrent of Islamist extremism. Animesh Roul examines this trend and the domestic risk posed by Maldivian youths travelling to fight alongside Islamist groups in jihadist theatres such as Syria.