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Book Review: Portraits of an identity crisis

Asia Times, May 10, 2013

Bertil Lintenr review two recent books by Rajeev Bhattacharyya and Kishalay Bhattacharjee on the insurgencies in India's Northeast.
[read the article at www.atimes.com]

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India's Treacherous Northeast

YaleGlobal, September 26, 2012

India battles separatist movements, ethnic conflict and foreigners jockeying for influence
[read the article at yaleglobal.yale.edu]

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Northeast India: Boiling Pot of International Rivalry - Part II

YaleGlobal, February 19, 2010

In Northeastern India, an icy and barren Tawang valley serves as the epicenter of a half a century old rivalry between India and China, writes Bertil Lintner.
[read the article at yaleglobal.yale.edu]

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Northeast India: Boiling Pot of International Rivalry - Part I

YaleGlobal, February 17, 2010

Northeast India, a melting pot of ethnic groups, with three international borders and territorial disputes, has emerged as a pit of rivalry and intrigues.
[read the article at yaleglobal.yale.edu]

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India stands by Myanmar status quo

Asia Times, November 14, 2007

Given China's apparent reluctance to push for democratic change in Myanmar, could India, the country's other key regional ally, be persuaded to use its influence to facilitate political change?
[read the article at www.atimes.com]

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Book Review: Bangladesh: The New Afghanistan?

Far Eastern Economic Review, December, 2005

Bertil Lintner reviews Hiranmay Karlekar's Bangladesh: The New Afghanistan?
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Economic Outlook: Bangladesh

Far Eastern Economic Review, February 13, 2003

Bangladesh's economy may grow at a rate of 5.4% this year, up from an estimated 4.2% during 2002. But the road ahead is far from smooth, if the country is to meet poverty reduction tagets.
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Bangladesh: Celebrations and Bombs

South Asia Intelligence Review, December 21, 2002

More than 3 million Muslim devotees from 52 countries gathered along the banks of the Turag river, 30 kilometers north of Dhaka in Bangladesh at Tongi, Gazipur, for the three-day annual Biswa Ijtema (World Congregation) between December 14 and 16. There were fears that international terrorist groups may have planned to disrupt the event.
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Nepal: Heading for a Showdown

Far Eastern Economic Review, October 24, 2002

No holding of elections; no laying down of arms; no dialogue with the government: Maoist rebels get tough as they prepare to go on the offensive. Plus an exlusive interview with Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, and a look at the party's financing.
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Perspective: China and South Asia's east

Himal South Asia Magazine, October 2002

For economic and strategic reasons, Burma is crucial to both China and India. China has first-mover advantage but India has now woken up to the threat in the east. Meanwhile, the junta is looking less cohesive than it did.
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Nepal's Maoists prepare for final offensive

Jane's Intelligence Review, October 2002

There are signs that Nepal's Maoist insurgents may be preparing to wage a final offensive in accordance with their understanding of Maoist ideology. Bertil Lintner explores the methods, capabilities and resources of the group, and the government's attempts to counter the threat.
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Bangladesh: Championing Islamist Extremism

South Asia Intelligence Review, September 16, 2002

Bertil Lintner examines the connections between the Rohingya Muslims and Al Qaeda, and the Bangladeshi authorities' position on the matter.
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Is religious extremism on the rise in Bangladesh?

Jane's Intelligence Review, May 2002

Over recent years, Islamist schools have proliferated and extremist groups have become more vocal in Bangladesh, the world's third most populous Muslim country.
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Bangladesh - A Cocoon of Terror

Far Eastern Economic Review, April 4, 2002

Rising fundamentalism and religious intolerance are threatening secularism and moderate Islam. The implications for the region and beyond are grave, but it's not too late for a counter-revolution.
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The Phuket Connection

The Week, April 30, 2000

The tropical island of Phuket in southern Thailand with its luxury tourist hotels, diving schools and bars seems an unlikely centre for a major arms smuggling network. But for more than ten years, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has shipped weapons from a string of small fishing ports dotting the island.
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Nepal struggles to cope with diehard Maoist violence

Jane's Intelligence Review, June 1999

Taking Peru's Shining Path group as its role model, Nepal's Maoist insurgency has strengthened during the past three years to its current position, which threatens the country's political stability.
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Commercial Sex and the Daughters of Nepal

The Nation (Bangkok), June 06, 1999

Many of the girls of Nepal have been trapped in India's booming sex industry, and the sex trade is expanding as the poor get poorer, writes Bertil Lintner in the hilltop village of Ichok.
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