|Publisher:||SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd.|
|No. of Pages:||440|
About the Book
This volume addresses three major security aspects in South Asia - armed conflicts, peace audit and early warning. The essays span the entire range of armed conflicts, including inter-state and intra-state actors in the region. An innovative attempt is also made to audit the peace processes in conflict-driven environments since certain areas have witnessed an end to armed conflicts. Addressing the gap between the end of violence and the response to peace, it assesses whether peace processes are fragile in South Asia.
The volume further highlights early warning of impending armed conflicts permitting the placement of ameliorative measures for dealing with the situation from a law and order perspective. The role of internal and electoral politics is of special significance here. Topical and up-to-date, the essays address peace processes in Nagaland and Manipur, talks with the Taliban, elections in Nepal, ten years of Indo-Pak cease fire, and the common divide in Jammu and Kashmir, among others.
About the Author
D. Suba Chandran is Director, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi. His primary area of research includes Pakistan's internal security, Afghanistan, and Jammu and Kashmir. He is currently working on Pakistan in the Next Decade and on Indo-Pak water conflicts, especially, Indus Water Governance. He is also working on 'State Failure in South Asia', exploring what constitutes state failure/fragility in the South Asian context, especially focusing on stability-instability curve and failure in parts, and testing hypotheses of cyclic failure and functional anarchy. He is also Visiting Professor, Pakistan Studies Programme, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, and an Associate at the Pakistan Study Research Unit (PSRU), University of Bradford. He was the editor ofArmed Conflicts in South Asia.
P.R. Chari is Visiting Professor, IPCS. He is a former member of the Indian Administrative Service and has served in several senior positions in the central and state governments. He sought voluntary retirement in 1992 after 32 years in the government. During the course of his official career he served two spells (1971-1975 and 1985-1988) in the Ministry of Defence. He retired from the position of Vice Chairman (Chief Executive) of the Narmada Valley Development Authority.