Widespread violence, marked by protest rallies, hartals (general shutdowns), group clashes and bombings have led to massive confrontations between secular and Islamist forces in Bangladesh over the last year. Now, al-Qaeda leader Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri has issued a call for jihad in Bangladesh, the fourth largest Muslim nation in the world.
Deba R Mohanty (Vice President, SSPC) has published a policy paper titled "Assertive but Flexible: India‘s Approach to Non-Proliferation and Export Control Regimes" (NFG Policy Paper Series, No. 02, December 2013), NFG Research Group, Asian Perceptions of the EU“, Freie Universität Berlin.
Indian analysts said the report could damage India's hopes of buying uranium from foreign suppliers following its 2009 civil nuclear agreement with the United States. The deal was aimed at helping India ease its power generation crisis while assuring the international community of its responsible stewardship. It provides for inspection 14 of its 22 nuclear plants and calls for its civil and military programmes to be kept separate.
The November 2013 (Vol.4 No. 11) Issue of 'Militant Leadership Monitor' features Animesh Roul (SSPC) 's article on the new Pakistani Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah.
Jihadi Warlord of Pakistan: A Look at the Pakistani Taliban’s Newly Crowned Leader Maulana Fazlullah
Aaron Mannes, R. K. Raghavan, Animesh Roul, V. S. Subrahmanian
A detailed study of the Indian Mujahideen, based on a clinical analysis of curated data, is beginning to pay dividends in understanding when the outfit will launch attacks and who its targets will be
Animesh Roul , “Déjà vu in Kashmir: Resurgence of Islamic Militancy," Think South Asia (South Asia Democratic Forum, Bulletin No.10, November 2013)
A wave of violent clashes that swept Myanmar’s restive Rakhine State (formerly known as Arakan) in late September left at least five Muslims dead and many members of their community injured and displaced. The epicenter of the violence was the city of Thandwe, which was targeted by a Buddhist mob (Mizzima News [Yangon], October 3). For some time now, Buddhist nationalist groups in Myanmar have opposed Muslim businesses and social practices, creating a sense of mistrust and antagonism between the two communities that frequently erupts in violence.
Al Qaeda has struggled in the past to gain the support of India’s vast Muslim population. But that’s gradually changing, warns Animesh Roul. Today, he outlines how the fragmented organization is trying to attract money and manpower from the third largest Muslim community on the planet.
SSPC's Animesh Roul profiled India's most wanted terrorist Masood Azhar in Jamestown Foundation's Militant Leadership Monitor.
The Jihadi Demagogue: A Profile of Maulana Masood Azhar of Pakistan
September 30, 2013
Maulana Masood Azhar is one of the most dreaded Pakistani jihad leaders within the Indian political and security establishments. Formerly associated with the Harkat troika (Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami [HujI], Harkat-ul-Mujahideen...