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Nuclear South Asia

Nuclear South Asia Author Rajesh Rajagopalan
ISBN-10 9781317324768
Release 2015-08-12
Pages 326
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This dictionary provides a comprehensive and ready guide to the key concepts, issues, persons, and technologies related to the nuclear programmes of India and Pakistan and other South Asian states. This will serve as a useful reference especially as the nuclear issue continues to be an important domestic and international policy concern.

The U S Rebalance and the Asia Pacific Region

The U S Rebalance and the Asia Pacific Region Author Centre for Public Policy Research
ISBN-10 9788193000427
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Given the strategic emergence of the Asia Pacific region there has been a significant rethinking on the need to develop and strengthen relationships within the region and also with the United States. Therefore its becomes important to analyze how the regional powers will position themselves vis-a-vis the United States and how they would respond to the rebalancing initiative. CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies provided a platform for prominent strategists, think tank analysts, leading experts and academicians to discuss, debate and map the future US role in the Asia Pacific, in its 2 day international conference on U.S Rebalance and the Asia Pacific region.

Second strike

Second strike Author Rajesh Rajagopalan
ISBN-10 UOM:39015064120671
Release 2005-07-01
Pages 237
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In May 1998 India tested a series of nuclear devices in Pokharan. Two weeks later Pakistan announced a matching series of its own tests. A year later, when the two countries had a bitter confrontation in Kargil, the worst fears of proliferation pessimists appeared to be coming true. The alarm bells have never really stopped ringing since then. In Second Strike: Arguments about Nuclear War in South Asia, Rajesh Rajagopalan challenges much of the conventional wisdom on the perceived nuclear danger in the region and suggests that the nuclear situation in South Asia is far less dangerous, and much more stable, than it is generally given credit for. Presenting a threefold case, the author focuses on the impact of nuclear doctrines on stability, a hitherto neglected aspect of the nuclear debate, and argues that Indian and Pakistani doctrines reduce the pressures on the two nuclear forces. Next, he presents the view that the doctrines of the two countries lessen the likelihood of accidents and other dangers such as terrorists stealing nuclear weapons. Finally, he examines another neglected aspect in the study of nuclear crises the crucial role played by political leaders and contends that political leaders tighten control over nuclear weapons in critical situations. Second Strike is the first full-length critical and scholarly work on an issue of overriding importance in the subcontinent. While it does not deny that absolute safety is never possible, it offers reason to hope that the worst-case scenarios that are so often projected are just that scenarios.

Thinking About Nuclear Weapons

Thinking About Nuclear Weapons Author Michael Quinlan
ISBN-10 9780199563944
Release 2009-02-12
Pages 194
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This is not another work by an academic scholar, but that of a long-time practitioner in the field of nuclear weapons. The book reflects an exceptional span and depth of experience in shaping both national and NATO policy about nuclear weapons. It discusses the significance of the revolution brought about by nuclear weapons, and then considers the problems (including ethical ones), costs and risks which they entail, such as proliferation. It reviews possessionby Britain, India and Pakistan as illustrative examples of the issues that arise, and then turns to the future agenda - the idea of eventual global abolition of all nuclear armouries, and what can and should in practice be done short of that.

An Alternative Directory of Non governmental Organizations in South Asia

An Alternative Directory of Non governmental Organizations in South Asia Author Todd Nachowitz
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B3090
Release 1989
Pages 48
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An Alternative Directory of Non governmental Organizations in South Asia has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from An Alternative Directory of Non governmental Organizations in South Asia also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full An Alternative Directory of Non governmental Organizations in South Asia book for free.

Maritime Governance And South Asia Trade Security And Sustainable Development In The Indian Ocean

Maritime Governance And South Asia  Trade  Security And Sustainable Development In The Indian Ocean Author Schottli Jivanta
ISBN-10 9789813238244
Release 2018-03-19
Pages 272
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Five out of the eight South Asian countries have direct access to the Indian ocean, yet research tends to focus instead on the region's landmass. Much less attention is paid to the extensive maritime space that links South Asian countries, provides their populations with vital access to resources, connects their economies to global trade networks and perhaps most importantly, contributes to law and order at sea. At a time when the Indian Ocean has gained great interest and relevance for many global actors, the role and location of South Asia will have critical implications for strategic calculation and alignment. Furthermore, if trade imbalances are to be tackled and economic globalization to regain steam, enhancing South Asia's ability to export and import through the oceans is essential. Finally, climate change is projected to impact South Asia massively. Coping with humanitarian crises and natural disasters will need critical investments in maritime capacities and cooperation. This edited volume brings together multiple perspectives on contemporary maritime governance in South Asia, from practitioners, policy-makers and academics around the world. They examine India's role as South Asia's leading naval and economic power and the capacity of key actors to shape maritime order in the Indian Ocean. Contents: Foreword (Tommy Koh) Preface and Acknowledgements List of Contributors Editorial Introduction (Jivanta Schoettli) Order: Security in the Indian Ocean (Shivshankar Menon) Sri Lanka's Role in the Indian Ocean and the Changing Global Dynamics (Harsha de Silva) Resolution of Maritime Boundary Disputes among Bangladesh, Myanmar and India in the Bay of Bengal (Md Khurshed Alam) Maritime Safety and Security and Development of the Blue Economy in the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) (K V Bhagirath) oes India Use Trade Effectively? (Frank Lavin) Leadership: India as a Net Security Provider in the Indian Ocean Region: The Strategic Approach of a Responsible Stakeholder (Abhay Kumar Singh) Does South Asia Use Trade Effectively? (Frank Lavin) Indonesia's Maritime Vision in the Indian Ocean: Negotiating National Interest and Regional Commitment (Adriana Elisabeth) The United States and the Indian Ocean: Power Shifts and Uncertain Leadership (Deepa M Ollapally) Institutions: New Maritime Governance and Cooperation Arrangements in the Eastern Indian Ocean: Challenges and Prospects (David Brewster) Organized Against Organized Maritime Crimes — The National Maritime Single Point of Contact(Martin A Sebastian RMN (R)) IORA, The Blue Economy and Ocean Governance (V N Attri) The Jakarta IORA Summit: A Way Ahead for a Stable Indian Ocean Maritime Order? (Yogendra Kumar) Prospects and Perspectives: The Indian Ocean and China's Expanding Influence: Prospects for Cooperation among the Key Asian Energy Importers (Christopher Len) Governing the Ocean: Perspectives from Tanzania (Hoseana Bohela Lunogelo) Governing the Ocean: An EU Perspective (Marianne Péron-Doise) Postscript: The Blue Economy Beckons (James Alix Michel) Readership: Undergraduate students of maritime studies, international relations and South Asian politics, and general readers interested in the South Asian region. Keywords: Indian Ocean;Maritime Governance;South Asia;India;Sri Lanka;Boundary;Blue Economy;IORA;Trade;Indonesia;Cooperation;Maritime Crime;ChinaRev

Fighting Like a Guerrilla

Fighting Like a Guerrilla Author Rajesh Rajagopalan
ISBN-10 0415456843
Release 2008
Pages 217
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This book deals with two significant issues: the peculiar and paradoxical question of why regular armies, better suited to fighting conventional high-intensity wars, adopt inappropriate measures when fighting guerilla wars; and the evolution of the Indian army's counterinsurgency doctrine over the last decade. In addition, the book also includes the first detailed analysis of the trajectory of the army's counterinsurgency doctrine, arguing that while it was consolidated only over the last decade, the essential elements of the doctrine may in fact be traced back to the army's first confrontation with the Naga guerillas in the 1950s. It outlines the three essential elements that make up the Indian army's counterinsurgency doctrine: that there are no military solutions to an insurgency; that military force can only help to reduce levels of violence to enable political solutions; and that there should be limited use of military force. Rajagopalan argues that international circumstances — particularly the need to counter conventional military threats from Pakistan and China — led to a counterinsurgency doctrine that had a strong conventional war bias. This bias also conditioned the organisational culture of the Indian army.

Perspectives on South Asian Security

Perspectives on South Asian Security Author Shanthie Mariet D'Souza
ISBN-10 9789814407366
Release 2013
Pages 206
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This book is a collection of speeches and lectures delivered by political luminaries, practitioners and noted scholars on South Asian security at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore.It offers interesting insights on the emerging security dynamics of South Asia. The issues covered are highly topical and include analyses of the conflict in Afghanistan, counter-terrorism in Pakistan, conflict management in Kashmir, post-conflict restructuring in Nepal and militarization in Asia. Some of the chapters provide in-depth analyses of the regional power politics and competing foreign policy priorities, with particular emphasis on India, the major regional power. India's foreign policy and defense relations with Southeast Asia, China and Russia are covered in detail in individual chapters.The book brings together insights from experts who have served at the highest levels of government as well as scholars and experts with firsthand experience in the field. It highlights some of the significant security issues that have a vital bearing on the future of South Asia and will be of interest to policy makers, students and observers of the South Asian security scene.

Gender and Islam in Southeast Asia

Gender and Islam in Southeast Asia Author Susanne Schroeter
ISBN-10 9789004242920
Release 2013-06-13
Pages 346
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The volume is the first comprehensive compilation of texts on gender constructions, normative gender orders and their religious legitimizations, as well as current gender policies in Islamic Southeast Asia and contributes on current debates on gender and Islam.

Civilizing Emotions

Civilizing Emotions Author Margrit Pernau
ISBN-10 9780191062698
Release 2015-08-27
Pages 320
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At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the vocabulary of civility and civilization is very much at the forefront of political debate. Most of these debates proceed as if the meaning of these words were self-evident. This is where Civilizing Emotions intervenes, tracing the history of the concepts of civility and civilization and thus adding a level of self-reflexivity to the present debates. Unlike previous histories, Civilizing Emotions takes a global perspective, highlighting the roles of civility and civilization in the creation of a new and hierarchized global order in the era of high imperialism and its entanglements with the developments in a number of well-chosen European and Asian countries. Emotions were at the core of the practices linked to the creation of a new global order in the nineteenth century. Civilizing Emotions explores why and how emotions were an asset in civilizing peoples and societies - their control and management, but also their creation and their ascription to different societies and social groups. The study is a contribution to the history of emotions, to global history, and to the history of concepts, three rapidly developing and innovative research areas which are here being brought together for the first time.

Keywords for Asian American Studies

Keywords for Asian American Studies Author Linda Trinh Võ
ISBN-10 9781479803286
Release 2015-05-08
Pages 336
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Born out of the Civil Rights and Third World Liberation movements of the 1960s and 1970s, Asian American Studies has grown significantly over the past four decades, both as a distinct field of inquiry and as a potent site of critique. Characterized by transnational, trans-Pacific, and trans-hemispheric considerations of race, ethnicity, migration, immigration, gender, sexuality, and class, this multidisciplinary field engages with a set of concepts profoundly shaped by past and present histories of racialization and social formation. The keywords included in this collection are central to social sciences, humanities, and cultural studies and reflect the ways in which Asian American Studies has transformed scholarly discourses, research agendas, and pedagogical frameworks.Spanning multiple histories, numerous migrations, and diverse populations, Keywords for Asian American Studies reconsiders and recalibrates the ever-shifting borders of Asian American studies as a distinctly interdisciplinary field. Visit for online essays, teaching resources, and more.

The Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia

The Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia Author Saadia M. Pekkanen
ISBN-10 9780199916252
Release 2014-08-19
Pages 704
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In the past quarter century, the importance of Asia in international relations has grown exponentially. This Handbook gathers the most important scholars in the field of Asia's international relations to address this momentous change in world politics. The editors and contributors focus on three basic themes: assessing appropriate theories for explaining the evolution of the international relations of Asian countries within the region and with the rest of the world; tracing the recent history of Asia in world politics; and focusing on emerging trends. The Handbook brings readers the latest scholarship on the bilateral, regional, and global relations of Asian countries in the fields of political economy, national security, and human security. Comprehensive in theme, breadth, and methodology, this Handbook is a timely addition to the existing literature on the changes currently underway in Asian countries that promise to have significant implications for world politics.

EPA Publications Bibliography

EPA Publications Bibliography Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131835998
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EPA Publications Bibliography has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from EPA Publications Bibliography also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full EPA Publications Bibliography book for free.

Resurgence of Nuclear Power

Resurgence of Nuclear Power Author Nandakumar Janardhanan
ISBN-10 9789811050299
Release 2017-09-27
Pages 214
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This book focuses on the issue of ‘resurgence of nuclear power’ and discusses the feasibility of nuclear in the energy mix of Asian economies. It discusses nuclear energy sector in detail in the context of India, a country where currently overseas supply of hydrocarbon fuels plays a major role in meeting the domestic energy needs. The book presents an in-depth analysis of nuclear energy policy as well as regional and global politics surrounding the nuclear industry, and the relevance of nuclear energy from the low-carbon energy perspective. To do so, it explores three different perspectives. To start with, the resurgence of nuclear power is discussed from a global energy perspective to understand whether and how it has been increasingly gaining policy attention among Asian economies. Secondly, it highlights the role of nuclear power in Asia and examines how the collaboration with the global nuclear sector is influencing that role. While the epicentre of nuclear power growth can be seen shifting to the Global East, there is a growing need for strengthening the industry, its legal and regulatory infrastructure and knowledge management. The third perspective focuses on the challenges and opportunities for the nuclear power industry and explores, to what extent the public perception is in favor of nuclear sector in the region. The perceived risks of nuclear power, public perception related to legal and regulatory issues, and concerns regarding land acquisition for nuclear facilities are also discussed. The book contains contributions from specialists in the global energy and nuclear sector, and examines some of the most sought-after topics related to the energy policy studies, especially in the Asian context.

The Myth of Inevitable US Defeat in Vietnam

The Myth of Inevitable US Defeat in Vietnam Author Dale Walton
ISBN-10 9781136339875
Release 2013-01-11
Pages 192
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This book offers a dispassionate strategic examination of the Vietnam conflict that challenges the conventional wisdom that South Vietnam could not survive as an independent non-communist entity over the long term regardless of how the United States conducted its military- political effort in Indochina.

Censorship in South Asia

Censorship in South Asia Author Raminder Kaur
ISBN-10 9780253353351
Release 2009
Pages 243
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Censorship in South Asia offers an expansive and comparative exploration of cultural regulation in contemporary and colonial South Asia. These provocative essays by leading scholars broaden our understanding of what censorship might mean—beyond the simple restriction and silencing of public communication—by considering censorship's productive potential and its intimate relation to its apparent opposite, "publicity." The contributors investigate a wide range of public cultural phenomena, from the cinema to advertising, from street politics to political communication, and from the adjudication of blasphemy to the management of obscenity.

Grand Strategy and the Presidency

Grand Strategy and the Presidency Author C. Dale Walton
ISBN-10 9781136454738
Release 2012-02-21
Pages 224
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This book examines the role and importance of the Presidency in the formulation and conduct of US grand strategy. The text discusses US strategic history, with particular emphasis on the period from the end of the Cold War to the present day. While the United States periodically has enjoyed exceptional presidential leadership in the past, this book argues that few future presidents will meet high standards of leadership in foreign affairs. In turn, this will undermine the ability of the United States to construct and maintain a coherent grand strategy appropriate to the multipolar world of the twenty-first century. Grand Strategy and the Presidency explores the role that the holders of the presidential office have played in the past development of the United States as a great power. Drawing upon examples from history, the textual analysis is shaped around the description of the long-term strategic development of the United States. The author then considers what the events of recent decades portend for the future of US strategy and foreign policy. This book will be of interest to students of Presidential Studies, US foreign policy, Strategic Studies, and IR/Security Studies in general.