About Rajkumar Singh

Dr Rajkumar Singh is professor and head of the Postgraduate Department of Political Science, Bhupendra Narayan Mandal University, West Campus, Bihar, India.

Afghanistan

‘Great Game’ returns to Central Asia with new players

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A return of the Taliban to power in Afghanistan would likely see a repeat of their previous policies, writes Rajkumar Singh. In the past two years the Taliban’s strength in Afghanistan has been restored and dozens of other militia groups, operating inside and outside the country, are cooperating with the Taliban leadership. While a return […]

Bangladesh

Bangladesh grapples with rising Islamic extremism

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Bangladesh’s founding ideals are giving way to extremism and terrorism, writes Rajkumar Singh. The emergence of Bangladesh—formerly East Pakistan—as an independent country in December 1971 reinforced the aspirations of many ethnic movements in the region. Since independence, however, the country has experienced successive coups and martial law regimes, and intermittent suspension of its constitution. The […]

Religion

A fork in the road: the radicalisation of Islam

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Rajkumar Singh traces the course of Islam, from early lofty ideals to fundamentalism and terrorism Current-day terrorism, typified by the rise of Islamic fundamentalism throughout Asia and other parts of the world, has many faces. Its objectives are multifaceted and its operations multipronged. The world is its stage, making it a prime concern for governments […]