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Publication: Drivers, Trajectories and Prospects of Military Modernization in China

Drivers, Trajectories and Prospects of Military Modernization in China

China’s increasingly aggressive military posturing in the Indo-Pacific is connected to Beijing’s ambition…
Publication: Good Taliban, Bad Taliban: Tracing the Resurgence of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)

Good Taliban, Bad Taliban: Tracing the Resurgence of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)

The background of the TTP’s organizational emergence is linked to the support Pakistan provided to militant…
Publication: No Tigers, Just Lions? The Evolution of Ethnic Democracy in Sri Lanka and Contemporary Challenges

No Tigers, Just Lions? The Evolution of Ethnic Democracy in Sri Lanka and Contemporary Challenges

Reflecting a victor’s peace, the prospects of post-conflict reconciliation in Sri Lanka have been severely…
Publication: The Making of the Durand Line, Irredentism and the Rise of the Taliban

The Making of the Durand Line, Irredentism and the Rise of the Taliban

The largely artificial nature of the Durand Line evoked opposition from Pashtuns on both sides of the…
Publication: Language, Religion and Surveillance: A Comparative Analysis of China’s Governance Models in Tibet and Xinjiang

Language, Religion and Surveillance: A Comparative Analysis of China’s Governance Models in Tibet and Xinjiang

In both Tibet and Xinjiang, the Han Chinese, who account for 92% of the overall population of mainland…
Publication: Guarding the Belt and Road | Chinese Exposure and Security Risk Management Strategies in South Asia

Guarding the Belt and Road | Chinese Exposure and Security Risk Management Strategies in South Asia

China’s growing presence in South Asia is accompanied by a growing exposure to political insecurity elsewhere,…
Publication: Bangladesh at 50: Ethnonationalism and Genocidal Logics in the 1971 Bangladesh War of Independence

Bangladesh at 50: Ethnonationalism and Genocidal Logics in the 1971 Bangladesh War of Independence

In commemoration of fifty years of Bangladeshi independence, this paper retraces the origins of the war…
Publication: Ethnic Insurgencies and the Crime-Insurgency Nexus in India’s North Eastern Region

Ethnic Insurgencies and the Crime-Insurgency Nexus in India’s North Eastern Region

Shaped by decades of insurgency and counterinsurgency, India’s North Eastern Region today faces a wide…