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Saneya Arif is a Research intern with the Southeast Asia Research Programme (SEARP) at IPCS. Her primary area of research includes bilateral and international issues relating to Southeast Asia.

She holds a Masters and a Bachelors degree in Political Science (Hons) from the Department of Political Science, St Xavier’s college Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Saneya has served as a contributor at ‘The Pioneer’, Jharkhand Edition. She has also presented two Research papers, namely “Challenges of good governance in India” and Non aligned movement: India and the changing world order”, in the UGC sponsored national and international seminars respectively, which was organised by the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of Ranchi University. In both the seminars her paper got published in the Souvenirs brought out during the seminar.

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Saneya Arif
Research Intern

Understanding the Attraction of Salafi and Wahhabi MovementsIPCS Commentary, No. 4755, 24 November 2014

Indian Mujahideen: A Vehicle for Hire for Al Qaeda?IPCS Commentary, No. 4710, 22 October 2014

Al Qaeda in South Asia: Zawahiri will Fail in IndiaIPCS Commentary, No. 4656, 13 September 2014

India and Nepal: Let There Be LightIPCS Commentary, No. 4642, 3 September 2014

The Islamic State: Affecting Shia-Sunni Relations in India?IPCS Commentary, No. 4640, 3 September 2014

Combating Maoism: Lessons from JharkhandIPCS Commentary, No. 4575, 24 July 2014

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