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16 June 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
Dealing with Left Wing Extremism: No Permanent Solution?

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray assesses the outcomes of the counter-LWE strategy over the past three years and makes recommendations
1 May 2017
Red Affairs
Rumour of Triumph

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray assesses the policy lacunae that adversely impact India's efforts to counter Left Wing Extremism in the country
31 January 2017
Red Affairs
Forecast 2017: LWE Still Holding On

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray notes that although LWE may be ebbing, its survival will be ensured by the state's own follies
31 December 2016
Red Affairs
A Bridge Over River Gurupriya

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray considers the challenges in the long overdue implementation of a project in an LWE-affected area
5 December 2016
Red Affairs
Rise of the Vainglorious Policeman

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray says that the anti-LWE COIN architecture in states like Chhattisgarh can be compared to Hitler's Germany
19 September 2016
Red Affairs
The Dream that the State Sells

Dr. Bibhu Prasad Routray elaborates on those elements of state policy that contribute to the continuing unrest in regions currently affected by Left Wing Extremism
17 August 2016
Red Affairs
Development and Maoists

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray asks whether the CPI-Maoist is genuinely interested in bringing development to Indiá's tribal population
20 July 2016
Red Affairs
Maoists Vs Former Maoists: A Peep into Jharkhand's Counter-LWE Policy

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray considers the policy of pitting factions of the CPI-Maoist against the parent outfit
20 June 2016
Red Affairs
The Re-cleansing of Nallamala

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray argues that the recent claim of the re-cleansing of Nallamala would at best be a temporary setback for the left wing extremist group, CPI-Maoist
22 March 2016
LWE and the Role of Economic Development and Key Industries
Jed Lea-Henry analyses why despite the correct identification of the core of the LWE problem, the counter measures have not yielded proportional results
17 February 2016
Red Affairs
Forecast 2016: Shrinking Space for Left-wing Extremism

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray makes projections on the Left-wing Extremism issue in India, for 2016
25 January 2016
Forecast 2016: Security Situation in Northeast India
Wasbir Hussain identifies five potential security scenarios that might emerge in India's northeast in 2016
21 May 2015
Red Affairs
Countering Left Wing Extremism: Failures within Successes

Dr. Bibhu Prasad Routray writes about the urgency of course correction in anti-LWE operations at a time when the extremists are facing existential issues
21 May 2015
Left Wing Extremism
Maoists in the Western Ghats: Propaganda or Substance?

Dr. Uddipan Mukherjee analyses the urgency of the situation vis-a-vis the Maoist presence in the Western Ghats
7 May 2015
Looking East
Naga Peace Process: Gone Off Track

Wasbir Hussain writes about the Naga insurgency in India and the emergence of the NSCN-R, a new insurgent group in Nagaland
16 March 2015
Red Affairs
Return of the Native: CPI-Maoist in Kerala

Dr. Bibhu Prasad Routray writes why the Kerala government must take the CPI-Maoist threat seriously
23 February 2015
Red Affairs
The Rising Civilian Costs of the State-Vs-Extremists Conflict

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray writes why civilians always pay the heaviest price in the war between the State and Left Wing Extremists
15 December 2014
Red Affairs
Maoist Attack on the CRPF: Time for New Counter-strategies

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray questions the competency and aptness of the policies employed by the Indian government to tackle Maoist insurgency
17 November 2014
Red Affairs
Naxal Violence: Challenges to Jharkhand Polls

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray looks at why indications of reduced violence may not serve as a parameter of state success in countering LWE
20 October 2014
Red Affairs
Naxalites and the Might of a Fragile Revolution

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray takes stock of the CPI-Maoist insurgency and the Indian government's new policy to counter the insurgents
15 September 2014
Red Affairs
Six Thousand Plus Killed: The Naxal Ideology of Violence

Bibhu Prasad Routray blames the naxal leadership for advocating bloodshed and annihilation

18 August 2014
Red Affairs
Anti-Naxal Operations: Seeking Refuge in Symbolism

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray highlights the current state of affairs resulting from the policy stagnation that marks the anti-Naxal initiative
23 July 2014
Nepal: Flawed Nature of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Subin Nepal explains the flawed nature of Nepal's  Truth and Reconciliation Commission and suggests ways forward
24 July 2014
Combating Maoism: Lessons from Jharkhand
Saneya Arif looks at how Jharkhand has been able to successfully counter Maoism within the state
21 July 2014
Red Affairs
A 'New' Counter-Naxal Action Plan

Bibhu Prasad Routray analyses the new 29-point Action Plan evolved by India's Ministry of Home Affairs to address left wing extremism
14 July 2014
Himalayan Frontier
Federalism and Nepal: Internal Differences

Pramod Jaiswal analyses the debate on federalism in Nepal and the difference in the narratives between marginalised communities and the high hill elites
16 June 2014
Red Affairs
Tackling Naxal Violence: An Agenda for the New Indian Government

Bibhu Prasad Routray makes recommendations for the new government in New Delhi towards tackling left-wing extremism
19 May 2014
Red Affairs
Naxalism: The Insufficiency of a Force-Centric Approach

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray says that the political leadership must inject vigour into what remains a mostly a sluggish civil administrative establishment
21 April 2014
Red Affairs
Naxal Violence: Old Challenges for the New Government

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray says that left-wing extremism will continue to be a developmental and governance challenge in the foreseeable future
17 March 2014
Red Affairs
Combating Naxal Violence: Transient and Permanent Success

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray comments on the importance of a strategy that ensures the gradual shrinking of areas that witness Maoist attacks
26 January 2014
Year in Review
Left-wing Extremism 2013: The Threat Continues

Dr N Manohran provides the highlights of the naxal conflict in India during 2013
19 January 2014
Red Affairs
Surrender of Gudsa Usendi: Ominous beginning for the Naxals?

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray comments on the recent surrender of a naxal leader
22 November 2013
Naxalism: Profile of Deo Kumar Singh Alias Arvindji
Deepak Kumar Nayak outlines the background, strategy and support base of the leader 
22 November 2013
Naxal Violence: Is the CPI (Maoist) Fading?
Deepak Kumar Nayak says that status quo will be maintained
22 August 2013
Half Yearly Review
Naxal Violence: Progressive Consolidation

Deepak Kumar Nayak comments as part of the IPCS Database on Peace and Conflict in South Asia
21 August 2013
Naxal Violence: New Structures and Old Woes in Jharkhand
Bibhu Prasad Routray cautions that although the belated establishment of a new anti-Maoist cell is welcome, to expect results would be misplaced
10 June 2013
Naxal Violence: Profile of Katakam Sudarshan
Deepak Kumar Nayak outlines the background, strategy and support base of the leader
31 May 2013
Naxal Violence: Are Political Parties the Maoists’ New Target?
Deepak Kumar Nayak on a paradigm shift in Maoist strategy vis-a-vis political parties
31 May 2013
Naxal Violence: What should be Done to Counter?
N Manoharan on the need to evolve a counter-strategy against the rise of left wing extremism in the country
30 May 2013
Securing the First Line of Defence
D Suba Chandran explores the role of political parties in the dialogue between the society and the state
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