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Anand Kumar

Anand Kumar is Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. Click here for detailed profile

The Other South Asia

June 20, 2011

Though Pakistan and Afghanistan still continue to be embroiled in religious and ethnic conflict, the rest of South Asia appears keen to check and go beyond such tendencies.

Bangladesh Debates the Role of Fatwa

March 15, 2011

The demand to prohibit the Muslim clergy from issuing Fatwa is gathering momentum in Bangladesh.

Illegal Bangladeshi Migration to India: Impact on Internal Security

January 2011

Migration, a worldwide phenomenon, has often been seen as beneficial for both the sending and receiving countries. However, post-9/11, the phenomenon is seen as a mixed blessing. It is also being realised that it is impossible to check illegal migration unless the sending country cooperates. In South Asia, India has been at the receiving end of the problem of illegal immigration from Bangladesh. This paper argues that such illegal migration is posing a threat to internal security because the issue has not been properly securitised.

Maldives Intensifies Campaign to Tackle Climate Change

December 20, 2010

Fractious domestic politics and lack of consensus at the international level are stumbling blocks before Maldives’ campaign on climate change.

For Bangladesh Improving Domestic Situation is as important as Fighting the Taliban

October 12, 2010

Bangladesh is making an important effort domestically to weaken the affiliates of al-Qaeda and Taliban ideology, which is no less important than making contributions to ISAF.

Bangladesh Beats Global Recession Through Exports

September 27, 2010

The tremendous growth in Bangladesh’s exports has been due to three factors – the global recession, new markets and China’s spectacular economic growth.

Maldives: Beleaguered Democracy

July 27, 2010

Multi-party democracy in Maldives is facing a major crisis in the wake of a bitter political struggle between the president and the opposition-dominated national parliament.

JMB Remains the Fountainhead of Terror in Bangladesh

July 22, 2010

Recent arrests prove the close relationship between Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh and extremist groups that have vowed to turn Bangladesh into an Islamic state.