Growing Trends of Female ‘Jihadism’ in Bangladesh

By Nazneen Mohsina of RSIS Counter Terrorist Trends and Analyses   Volume 9, Issue 8 |  August 2017 In recent months, Bangladesh has witnessed an upsurge of female participation in „jihadist‟ groups in diversified roles. Since the ISdirected Holey Artisan Bakery attack in July 2016, Bangladeshi militant groups have become more assertive and violent. At the same time, they have also developed a transnational outlook and linkages. The  role of female Bangladeshi „jihadists‟ have evolved from passive to active and from peripheral to central as suicide bombers and combatants. This change…

Global Threat Forecast : South Asia :Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India

By Abdul Basit , Sara Mahmood, Iftekharul Bashar , Mohammed Sinan Siyech and Teertha Samal of RSIS Counter Terrorist Trends and Analyses Volume 10, Issue 1 |  January 2018 Introduction  South Asia, along with the Middle East and Africa, were among the most affected regions by terrorism in 2017. The worst hit were Afghanistan and Pakistan. In the face of the rapidly changing situation in the Middle East, particularly the defeat of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the South Asian threat landscape has evolved continuously. In addition to the lingering…