The essays in this volume are concerned with armed conflicts in South Asia and the conflict management efforts made to mitigate them. Articles in the volume study conflict management, look at the direction armed conflict is likely to take and provide a set of alternative measures that could be perused by the actors.
It addresses five key issues: history of the armed conflict, identifying the principal actors of the conflict, describing the course of the conflict and its major trends, evaluating conflict management measures undertaken, if any, presenting appropriate conclusions. It also includes additional chapters on Naxalism and sectarian strife in Pakistan.
Designed as an annual series, this important collection discusses India’s geo-strategic importance including its common borders with its neighbours; the psychological and economic costs of violence, and the problem of refugee migrants; treaties and ceasefire agreements signed across countries; the role of the UN and other peacekeeping forces; and the future of failed and failing democracies. The book makes an important contribution to analysing armed conflicts and conflict resolution.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Armed Conflicts and Peace Processes in South Asia: An Overview by P. R. Chari 2. Afghanistan: Tipping Point by Shanthie Mariet D'Souza 3. Sectarian Violence in Pakistan by Raghav Sharma 4. FATA and NWFP: Spreading Anarchy by D. Suba Chandran 5. J&K: Continuing Violence by Kavita Suri & D. Suba Chandran 6. Left Wing Extremism in India: The Rule of the Maoists by Devyani Srivastava 7. Northeast: Minimal Gains of Counter-Insurgency Operations by Bibhu Prasad Routray 8 Bangladesh : The Clampdown by Sandeep Bhardwaj 9. Nepal: Out with the Old, In With the New by Oliver Housden 10. Sri Lanka : Unprecedented Violence; Unclear Future by N. Manoharan 11 Chapter XI: Failed and Failing States and Armed Conflict in South Asia by Sonali Huria Bibliography Index
D Suba Chandran and P R Chari are both at the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi.