Stephen Philip Cohen can rightly be called the doyen of South Asian security analysis, especially traditional security concerns in the region and advocacy on US foreign policy.
The contributors to the volume have all, at different at different points in time, been Cohen’s students, and are now well-known scholars in their own right. Broadly dividing Cohen’s work into categories, the contributors deal with the following issues:
The essays reflect a view of security as something people choose to make for themselves through an exercise of agency that is rooted in the realm of ideas.
Introduction Swarna Rajagopalan 1. Stephen Philip Cohen, the Teacher Shonali Sardesai 2. Stephen Cohen: Academic, Advisor, and Institution Builder Amit Gupta 3. Steve Cohen’s Contribution to American Policy-making Sumit Ganguly 4. Securing Rama’s World Swarna Rajagopalan 5. Indian Strategic Culture and the Problem of Pakistan Kanti Bajpai 6. The Indian Army and the Problem of Military Change Sunil Dasgupta 7. Same as it Ever Was? India’s Arms Production Efforts Amit Gupta 8. Ideas and Technology Policy Dinshaw Mistry 9. Diaspora Populations, the Internet and Ethnopolitical Mobilisation Kavita Khory 10. Citizens’ Initiatives in South Asia: Lessons from the Indo-Pak Conflict Chetan Kumar 11. Disasters in India: Patterns of Institutional Response C V Raghavulu. Index