By D. Suba Chandran, P. R. Chari

ISBN-10: 041561256X

ISBN-13: 9780415612562

ISBN-10: 113619729X

ISBN-13: 9781136197291

This booklet examines the main armed conflicts in South Asia. The articles research clash administration, examine the path the armed clash is probably going to take and supply a suite of other measures that may be pursued via the actors.
Designed as an annual sequence, the articles supply a quick historic cartoon of the emergence of armed clash, outlining its quite a few levels. This quantity examines a few of the armed conflicts in South Asia in 2009 – in Afghanistan, FATA and NWFP, J&K, North-East India, Nepal and Sri Lanka,
and sectarian and Naxalite violence in Pakistan and India respectively. the quantity additionally contains an unique bankruptcy at the carrying on with tale of suicide terrorism in Pakistan.
This very important assortment discusses India’s geo-strategic significance and its universal borders with its neighbours; the mental and monetary bills of violence and the matter of refugee migrants; treaties, memorandums and ceasefire agreements signed over the last a number of years throughout nations; the position of the United international locations and different peacekeeping forces; and the way forward for failed and failing states.

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Regional Powers Pakistan Given its geo-strategic position, Pakistan remains a ‘crucial partner’ for countering the Taliban insurgency. It continues its quest to regain ‘strategic depth’ in Afghanistan and use it as a ‘strategic asset and a bargaining chip’ to access American aid. 26 The US policy of interspersing drone attacks in Pakistan with cajoling the military regime to 24 For further details see Paul Gallis, ‘NATO in Afghanistan: A Test of the Transatlantic Alliance’, Congressional Research Service Report, RL33627, updated 16 July 2007, p.

US special representative for the region, Richard Holbrooke, said he had discussed the issue with President Hamid Karzai and that he believed it was a ‘good plan’. S. com/article/idUSTRE60F1EJ20100116 (accessed on 21 February 2010). 47 40 Ž Shanthie Mariet D’Souza have been pledged by the Western leaders for the first year, this plan cannot even pay much as a flat fee to half the 30,000 Taliban fighters if they choose to accept this offer. Arming the Tribal Militia The rise in violence has led senior US commanders and military planners to carry out a pilot project in eastern Afghanistan to explore the feasibility of recruiting Afghan tribesmen to fight against the Taliban–Al-Qaeda combine.

A large question finally arises. How should failed and failing states that distinguish the South Asian region be stabilized? Their propensity to failure encourages their ruling regimes to autocratic and repressive behaviour for keeping domestic unrest under control. An external enemy is very important for this purpose for diverting public attention, but also the pretence is required that the nation is perpetually under threat, which requires constant vigilance to ensure national security, preserve liberty and so on.

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