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Balasubramaniyan Viswanathan

Rebranding Kashmiri Militancy: From Independence to an Islamic Caliphate

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The nature of Kashmiri militancy is undergoing a subtle shift, and Indian policymakers should take note.

AQIS Ups the Ante, but against India or Islamic State?

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AQIS has apparently changed its information warfare strategy to try and make itself more relevant vis-à-vis an ascendant Islamic State.

Dhaka in Denial on Islamic State

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The first step toward dealing with the problem of Islamic State is for the Bangladesh government to admit one exists.

An India Link to the Jeddah Blast?

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In what could be a game-changer, it appears as is Lashkar-e-Taiba has struck against US interests in Saudi Arabia for the first time ever.

Islamic State in Sri Lanka

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Internal divisions are increasing the chances that we see a rise of Islamic State in Sri Lanka.

Islamic State’s Latest India Video Smacks of Desperation

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By adopting India-centric themes for the first time in an Indian video release, Islamic State is betraying its own desperation to gain a foothold on the Indian subcontinent.

Will Shafi Armar’s Death Harm Islamic State in India?

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The threat of Islamic State in India will outlive its leading figure.

Has India Seen Its First ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorist?

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The case of Alem Jeb Afridi in India has many of the characteristics of a ‘lone wolf’ terrorist attack.

Bangladesh: Islamic State’s New Base in South Asia?

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Islamic State is prioritizing Bangladesh in its campaign to entrench itself in South Asia, and it may have found a welcome ally in Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh.

Al-Qaeda Struggles to Make Inroads in India

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Al-Qaeda has chosen India as a key pivot in its South Asia strategy.

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