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RCSS – UNFPA Join Hands to Prevent Violent Extremism in Sri Lanka

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Prevention of Violent Extremism and the role that youth can play in this regard has become one of the foremost concerns today, nationally, regionally and internationally. On this International Peace Day, the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) joined hands to be a partner with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations Volunteers […]

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GPPAC – RCSS Week 2018 – Media Coverage

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Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) together with Global Partnership for Prevention of Armed Conflicts (GPPAC) organized the thematic events from 4th to 8th June, 2018 presenting an opportunity to many scholars, academics, members of civil society organizations across the world to network and collaborate in promoting conflict prevention and peacebuidling. “GPPAC – RCSS Week” consisted of three main activities […]

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GPPAC – RCSS Week 2018 : Speech of the Honorable Speaker of Parliament of Sri Lanka, Mr. Karu Jayasuriya at the Inauguration

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Honorable Speaker, Mr. Karu Jayasuriya delivers inaugural address on the “Importance of Prevention rather than Countering Armed Conflicts” The Honorable Speaker of Parliament, Mr. KaruJayasuriya delivered an inaugural speech on the “Importance of Prevention rather than Countering Armed Conflicts”, Monday 4th June 2018, at Ramada Hotel Colombo. The Speaker was present at the event, which […]

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“GPPAC – RCSS Week 2018” Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) together with Global Partnership for Prevention of Armed Conflicts (GPPAC) organized the thematic events from 4th to 8th June, 2018 presenting an opportunity to many scholars, academics, members of civil society organizations across the world to network and collaborate in promoting conflict prevention and peacebuidling. “GPPAC Week” consisted of three main […]

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GPPAC South Asia Network Meeting on “Strengthening Cooperation and Collaboration among Civil Society Organisations in South Asia”

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Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) as the South Asia Regional Secretariat convened a meeting for the members of the South Asia Regional Network of the Global Partnership for Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) on 27 – 28 November, 2017 at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The meeting themed as “Strengthening Cooperation and Collaboration […]

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International Conference on “China in South Asia/South Asia in China: OBOR and the Sri Lankan Experience”

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Regional Centre for Strategic Studies organized the international conference on “China in South Asia/South Asia in China: OBOR and the Sri Lankan Experience”, which was held from 30 – 31 August, 2017, at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The inaugural session of the conference was preceded by the distinguished guests including […]

Redefining National Security with Chinese Characteristics

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This paper examines the Chinese Non-traditional security policy and its influences in South Asia. Non-traditional security (NTS) threats have become common issues in almost all parts of the world; both domestically and internationally, that originates from various fields such as ecological degeneration, drug trafficking, nuclear proliferation, internet hacking and transnational crime. The objective of this […]

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Multilateral Counter Violent Extremism Working Group – Guam Conference

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The Executive Director of RCSS, Prof. Imtiaz Ahmed attended the Guam Conference of Multilateral Counter Violent Extremism Working Group, in Guam, USA. In his presentation on the topic “Sri Lanka: de-radicalisation through reconciliation?,” he discussed various aspects of de-radicalization. The discussion was primarily was based on the relationship between radicalization and rationality or reason in […]

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Workshop on Radicalization in the Levant, North Africa and South Asia

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Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 14 to 16, 2017 – The Regional Centre for Strategic Studies in partnership with Near East South Asia Centre for Strategic Studies, National Defence University, Washington DC, had a workshop on ‘Radicalization in the Levant, North Africa and South Asia’. There were about 30 participants representing various countries in the three […]

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Workshop on Radicalization in the Levant, North Africa and South Asia

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BACKGROUND South Asia, North Africa and the Levant are some of the regions which have been and remain the most affected by violent extremism. These have been manifested in many ways, from full-blown insurgencies and terrorism to communal mob violence, targeted killings and routine intimidation. The scourge has spared no country in the region, for […]

Combating Violent Extremism and Terrorism in South Asia

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  South Asia is a region which is important for its various resources. This includes both natural resources and human resource, which collectively contribute positively to human and environmental security if they are managed appropriately. Though human resources can be used wisely for the region’s socio-economic development, the growing numbers in population and finite land […]

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Report on “Implications of Climate Change in South Asia: The Experience of Sri Lanka” Seminar

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Seminar on “Implications of Climate Change in South Asia: The Experience of Sri Lanka” Organised jointly by Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), Hong Kong, Committee Room E, BMICH, Colombo, Sri Lanka, January 19, 2017 Prof. Imitiaz Ahmed, Executive Director of RCSS, in his introductory remarks, reaffirmed the idea of […]

The Problem with Minority Rights 21/11/2016-05/12/2016

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“Minority rights” is an idea that is today omnipresent in the liberal discourse on South Asia. The existence of specific rights protecting ethnic or religious minority communities and granting them some degree of autonomy as against majority rule has come to be considered an essential component of liberal democracy and “good governance”. What has been […]

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International Conference on Future Policing: Prospects and Challenges for South Asia

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A conference of the highest-ranking Police Officials of South Asia and several other foreign Police Chiefs, as well as regional and international Scholars/Experts was organised jointly by the National Police Commission, the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies and the Sri Lanka Police, in collaboration with the United Nations, coinciding with the 150th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka […]

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Regional Conference on Migration and IDPs in South Asia

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A regional conference on ‘Migration and IDPs in South Asia’ will be organized by Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) in cooperation with the Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), in Colombo on August 25th-26th. This conference is an initiative of the Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT).  

The growing need for a SAARC-ASEAN platform in the Asian Century 15/08/16 – 29/08/16

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Today, as the center of global economic gravity shifts towards Asia, regional cooperation and integration becomes critically important for Asia’s march towards prosperity. Thus, the need for a comprehensive multilateral platform comprised of Asian countries is felt more than ever before. In this regard, an effective and efficient SAARC-ASEAN platform would provide an ideal multilateral mechanism for […]

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WAC-8 Kyoto

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Mrs. Kamani Perera (Librarian, RCSS) will be co-chairing a session on ‘Online Archaeology: Internet as a powerful tool for education and learning’ at the Eighth World Archaeological Congress (WAC-8) that will be held on 28 August 2016 – 2 September 2016 in Kyoto, Japan. She will also deliver the following presentations: 1) Web Archaeology: Powerful Tool for Linking Past […]

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ANU-RCSS Certificate Course on South Asia

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Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), in collaboration with the Australia National University (ANU) offered a short course on South Asia, from the 8th-12th of September, 2016. ANU provided 10-15 students, from Australia, the opportunity to study at the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) in Colombo, Sri Lanka during the mid-semester break in September 2016, as […]

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Pre-SAARC Summit Dialogue 2016

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In the run up to the 19th SAARC Summit which will be held later this year in Islamabad, Pakistan, Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), will be organizing a pre-SAARC Summit dialogue, on the 3rd of August 2016, at the BMICH. The Dialogue will bring together SAARC High Commissioners in Colombo; representatives of SAARC observer states; State officials […]

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Think Tank Summit 2016

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The Think Tank Summit 2016  An international seminar and discussion on “Global Conflict Management: Preventative Diplomacy and Resolution” was held at the Center for Strategic Studies, Bangsaen, Chonburi, Thailand from he 3rd – 6th July 2016. The Center for Strategic Studies, Royal Thai Armed Forces was established in Honor of His Majesty the King’s 80th Birthday Anniversary, […]

The China-India-Pakistan Nuclear Triangle: A Post-India-US Nuclear Deal Scenario

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Saira Bano PhD Candidate, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies (CMSS), University of Calgary 2016 The China-India-Pakistan nuclear triangle has the potential for crisis escalation due to the asymmetrical relationships among its members. The comparison of this nuclear triangle with two earlier triangles, the US-Europe (France/Britain)-USSR and the US-China-USSR, reveals that weak members of the triangle are […]

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China-South Asia Expo to attract 5,000 enterprises About 5,000 enterprises from 89 countries and regions are to participate in the Fourth China-South Asia Expo in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, the organizer said on Saturday. The expo, to kick off on Sunday, will have more than 3,400 officials, entrepreneurs, scholars and representatives of […]

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China-South Asia Cooperation with Special Reference to Sino-Lanka Relations

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H.E. Mr. Yi Xianliang, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, delivered a guest lecture at the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Colombo 08, on Monday, 6th June 2016 on “China-South Asia Cooperation with Special Reference to Sino-Lanka Relations”. The lecture was followed by an open […]

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China coup against India in soft power diplomacy NEW DELHI: China seems to have scored over India when it comes to using ‘Spirituality’ to further its agenda by replacing India’s primacy in organising ‘Vesak’ (Buddha Jayanti) in Lumbini, Nepal on May 21 . The same day India will have a lacklustre event at Jawahar Lal […]

Hillary’s Future in South Asia 06/06/16 – 20/06/16

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Hillary Clinton, throughout her political career, has tended toward more aggressive stances on foreign policy issues. Contrary to many of her democrat counterparts, she voted for the AUMF against Iraq in 2002, pushed for US involvement in Libya against el-Qaddafi’s regime in 2012, and has continued to unconditionally support Israel (US-Israeli ties have deteriorated under […]

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H.E. Mr. Yi Xianliang Ambassador of China to Sri Lanka March 2015 –  Embassy of China, Colombo 381A, Bauddhaloka Mawatha Colombo 7, Sri Lanka Tel: +0094-11-2688610 E-Mail: chinaemb_lk@mfa.gov.cn

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H.E. Mr. Sun Weidong Ambassador of China to Pakistan July 2013 –  Embassy of China, Islamabad Ramna 4, Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad Tel: +92-51-8255059 E-Mail: chinaemb_pk@mfa.gov.cn

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Ambassador of China to the Maldives H.E. Mr. Wang Fukang December 2013 –  Embassy of China, Male H. Nookurikeela, Dhunbugas Magu Henveiru, Male Tel:  +960 3010638,3010641 E-mail: chinaemb_mdv@mfa.gov.cn Website:http://mv.china-embassy.org  

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Ambassador of China to India H.E. Mr. Le Yucheng September 2014 –  Embassy of China, New Delhi 50-D, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri New Delhi-110021 Tel: +91-11-26112345 E-Mail: chinaemb_in@mfa.gov.cn Website: http://in.chineseembassy.org

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Ambassador of China to Bangladesh H.E. Mr. Ma Mingqiang February, 2015 – Embassy of China, Dhaka Plot 2&4, Embassy Road, Block-1 Baridara, Bangladesh Tel: (0088-02) 9843749 E-mail: Email: chinaemb_bd@mfa.gov.cn

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H. E. Dr. Karunasena Kodithuwakku Sri Lankan Ambassador to China 2015 –  Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Beijing, China Address: No.3, Jlan Hua Lu, Beijing-100600, People’s Republic of China Tel: (86-10) 65321861/65321862 Fax: (86-10) 65325426 Email: lkembj@slemb.com Website: www.slemb.com

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H.E. Mr. Yao Jing Ambassador of China to Afghanistan October 2015 – Embassy of China in Kabul Sardar Shah Mahmoud Ghazi Watt Kabul, Afghanistan Tel: 0093-20-2102548 E-Mail: chinaemb_af@mfa.gov.cn

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H. E. Masood Khalid Ambassador of Pakistan to China 2013 –  Embassy of Pakistan Beijing, China Chancery Address: No.1, Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Post Code 100600. Telephone:  (Country code +86, City code 10) 65233504 or 65326660. Consular section 65322721. Email : info@pakbj.org.pk Website: http://www.pakbj.org.pk/  

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H. E. Mahendra Bahadur Pandey  Ambassador of Nepal in China 2016 – Nepalese Embassy in Beijing, China No. 1, Xi Liu Jie San Li Tun Beijing 100600 China TELEPHONE: (+86) 10 6532 1795, (+86) 10 6532 2739 EMAIL: beijing@nepalembassy.org.cn WEBSITE: www.nepalembassy.org.cn

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H. E. Mohamed Faisal Ambassador of Maldives to China 2015- Embassy of the Republic of Maldives in China Building 1, Gate 5, Floor 3, Suite 1 Jianguomenwai Diplomatic Compound No. 1, Jianwai Xiushui Street Chaoyang District, Beijing, China Postcode – 100600 Tel: +86 10 8532 3847, 8532 3454 Fax: +86 10 8532 3746 Email: admin@maldivesembassy.cn Website: http://www.maldivesembassy.cn/

India
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H. E. Shri Vijay Gokhale Ambassador of India to China 2016 – Embassy of India, Beijing, No.5, Liang Ma Qiao Bei Jie, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100600 China Tel:+86-10-8531 2500/2501/2502/2503 Fax:+86-10-8531 2515 Email: ambassador@indianembassy.org.cn Website- www.indianembassy.org.cn

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H.E. M. Fazlul Karim Ambassador of Bangladesh to China 2014 –  Embassy of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh No. 42,Guang Hua Lu, Beijing, China, 10060 Te l : (86-10) 65322521/65323706 Fax : (86-10) 65324346 E-mail : bdemb@public3.net.cn (Diplomatic Wing) ccw_bdem_bj@263.net (Commercial Wing) bddefatt@homail.com (Defence Wing)  

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China wants its Lankan projects to be international joint ventures COLOMBO: China wants its projects in Sri Lanka to be Joint Ventures either with local Lankan companies and state organizations or with foreign companies, including Indian companies, says the Chinese Ambassador in Lanka, Yi Xianliang.

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H. E. Mohammad Kabir Farahi Ambassador  of Afghanistan to China 2013 – Embassy of Afghanistan in Beijing # 8 Dong Zhi Men Wai Da Jie Fax: +86-10-6532-2269 Phone: +86-10-6532-1582 E-Mail: afgemb.beijing@gmail.com

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Sri Lanka PM’s visit to China Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s four-day visit to China from April 6 to 9 had kindled a lot of interest as Colombo-Beijing relations had taken a down turn after his government came to power. An article on the eve of Sri Lanka Prime Minister’s visit published in the Chinese Communist […]

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China gets huge projects in Polonnaruwa District View(s): Several multimillion dollar development projects in the Polonnaruwa district are set to be doled out on single-bid basis to Chinese companies in a departure from the new Government’s proclaimed policy of calling for open, competitive tenders.

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Bhutan-China Boundary Negotiation: Should India Worry? – Analysis By Amitava Mukherjee* In addition to the diplomatic retreat that India had to swallow over its relations with Nepal, especially with China gaining a new strategic depth in that Himalayan country in the wake of the blockade over the Madhesi issue, a more serious strategic threat to […]

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China’s Freight Train to Nepal Is No Threat, But Indian Border Infrastructure Needs Fast Upgrade New Delhi: On May 12, the Chinese state-run newspaper People’s Daily carried a short article with four photographs of a freight train waiting at a station in Lanzhou, before it left with 86 cargo containers for a journey to Nepal.

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China-Pakistan railroad will help curb extremism: Ex-Pakistan PM The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a railroad which will traverse western China through Pakistan, will help job creation as well as help to curb terrorism as people grow more prosperous, Pakistan’s former prime minister told CNBC on Wednesday.

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Nuclear competition among China, India, Pakistan could escalate – The Economic Times WASHINGTON: Small increments of stockpile growth and multiple warhead missiles will ratchet up a triangular nuclear competition among China , India and Pakistan , a new book has said while warning that there are no realistic prospects for banning such arsenal.

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Pakistan army chief assures China of full security to USD 46 bn CPEC Pakistan’s powerful Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif met top Chinese leadership here and assured them to provide full security to the ambitious USD 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that passes through restive Balochistan province.

“We, the South Asians”: Are We? Do we have a Regional Identity? 17/05/16 – 31/05/16

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Do we have a regional identity in South Asia?  South Asia is unique in terms of having multiple identities. Gender, Caste, Class, Language, Sub-region, Race and Religion – all these factor play a substantial role in defining our identity. While, this is not unique only to South Asia, what makes the region special is – […]

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Sri Lanka PM’s visit to China Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s four-day visit to China from April 6 to 9 had kindled a lot of interest as Colombo-Beijing relations had taken a down turn after his government came to power. An article on the eve of Sri Lanka Prime Minister’s visit published in the Chinese Communist […]

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China to boost cooperation with South Asia: MOC BEIJING – China’s cooperation with South Asian countries will be very broad thanks to growing shared interests and market demand, said an official on Thursday. A round of key projects has been launched following the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative to promote economic growth of the countries […]

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Bangladesh approves China-financed rail project – Times of India IANS | May 4, 2016, 08.22 AM IST China is financing the Padma Bridge rail link project in Bangladesh (Representative photo) DHAKA: Bangladesh’s highest economic policy-making body on Tuesday approved a multi billion-dollar China-financed project to develop a direct railway connectivity between the capital Dhaka and […]

Democracy and Development in South Asia 02/05/16 – 16/05/16

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The relationship between democracy and development has always been controversial. While some believe autocracies are better able to marshal the resources necessary to promote and enhance development, others find democracy as one of the main pre-conditions of development. Particularly since the end of the Second World War, many of the national leaders have acknowledged the […]

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Maldives airport to be expanded with controversial $800m China contract The Maldives government has kicked off a controversial $800-million expansion of the country’s main airport by a Chinese company, a move likely to irritate giant neighbour India. President Abdulla Yameen inaugurated construction work in a ceremony on Wednesday night in the capital Male of the […]

Regional Integration in South Asia: 04/04/16 – 18/04/16

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Regional integration has been identified as one of the major strategies often used to solve common political, economic, scientific, and social issues faced by countries in a particular geographic region. Regional integration is an arrangement for enhancing cooperation through regional rules and institutions entered into by states of the same region. Regional integration could have […]

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Strategic Studies Summit: NESA Region in 2020

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RCSS participated at the annual NESA Strategic Summit, held in Ankara, Turkey, from the 31st of March to the 3rd of April 2016. This year’s summit was held under the broad theme of looking towards the NESA region in 2020. Prof. Imtiaz Ahmed (Executive Director) and Ms. Sumudhu Jayasinghe (Programme Officer) represented RCSS in 2 working groups […]

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Bollywood continues to serenade Chinese audience Aamir Khan-starrer “PK” is set to become the highest income-earning Indian movie in China where Bollywood films are gaining in popularity and its songs can be heard even in ringtones. Following its release across 4,500 screens in China on May 22, “PK” made more than 120 million yuan (around […]

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Executive Director Imtiaz Ahmed Email: ed@rcss.org Tel: + 94 112 690914 Fax: + 94 112 690 769   Imtiaz Ahmed is Professor of International Relations and Director, Centre for Genocide Studies at the University of Dhaka. Professor Ahmed was educated at the University of Dhaka, Carlton University, Ottawa, and the Australian National University, Canberra. He is also […]

Political Institutions and Conflict: Essays from Bangladesh and India

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Ahmed, I., Chandran, D. S., & Khan S. E., (Eds.). (2015). Political Institutions and Conflict: Essays from Bangladesh and India. New Delhi: Manohar & Distributors. This book attempts to enhance the reader’s understanding of political institutions and their roles in Bangladesh and India. It consists of nine chapters, each discussing the interplay and links between […]

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Internship Opportunity

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Interested in contributing towards a better South Asia? The Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) is accepting internship applications, on a rolling basis, for commencement effective 4th January 2016. Eligibility Interested candidates should be enrolled in a first degree in international relations or relevant social science. Applicants who have obtained a relevant diploma or equivalent […]

Regional Workshop for Police Officers and Prosecutors in South Asia on Effectively Countering Terrorism

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Regional Workshop for Police Officers and Prosecutors in South Asia on Effectively Countering Terrorism 2010-06-08 Colombo, Sri Lanka The RCSS, along with the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation, organized a Regional Workshop for Police Officers and Prosecutors in South Asia on Effectively Countering Terrorism. The workshop was hosted by the Government of Sri Lanka, in […]

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Discussion on Japan-Sri Lanka Relations and South Asian Geopolitics

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Discussion on Japan-Sri Lanka Relations and South Asian Geopolitics 2016-01-28 An insightful discussion on “Japan-Sri Lanka relations and South Asian geopolitics” was convened by the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) on 28 January 2016 at the RCSS premises. Mr. Ichiro Abe, Special Advisor to the Ministry’s Secretariat, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan […]

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Contemporary Politics and Regional Economic Integration in South Asia

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Contemporary Politics and Regional Economic Integration in South Asia 21 January 2016 – 21 January 2016 |  RCSS Conference Room A delegation comprising of Sumit Ganguly (Professor of Political Science, Indiana University, USA), Brian Hedrick (National Intelligence Council, USA), and Robert Williams (National Intelligence Council, USA) provided opening remarks to a discussion ‘Contemporary Politics and […]

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Workshop on Skills Development for Research/Dissertation

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Regional Centre for Strategic Studies will be conducting one-day-workshops focusing on skills development for research and dissertation writing, starting from March 2016. The first of our workshops was conducted on 16th March 2016, between 10 AM –  PM by Kamani Perera, RCSS Librarian. For further details, on our next workshop, please contact Kamani on 2690913/4; 0775965252 […]

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Shelton Kodikara Memorial Oration

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Shelton Kodikara Memorial Oration 6 October 2015 – 6 October 2015 |  BMICH Committee Room E Shelton Kodikara Memorial Oration was held on 6 October 2015 at the BMICH Committee Room E. Professor Imtiaz Ahmed, Professor of International Relations, University of Dhaka and Executive Director, RCSS delivered the oration on “South Asian Futures: A Plea […]

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18th International Riversymposium

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18th International Riversymposium 21 September 2015 – 23 September 2015 |  Brisbane, Australia Prof. Imtiaz Ahmed, Executive Director, RCSS  delivered a keynote address at the 18th International Riversymposium managed by the International RiverFoundation on 21 -23 September 2015 in Brsibane, Australia. The theme for 2015 was Healthy Rivers – Healthy Economies  

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IATUL Conference 2015

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IATUL Conference 2015 5 July 2015 – 9 July 2015 |  Hannover, Germany Ms. Kamani Perera, the Librarian at RCSS participated in the 36th Annual International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) Conference 2015 in Hannover, Germany from 5 – 9 July 2015 where she presented two posters on the following titles: 1. New Approaches and […]

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NESA Strategic Studies Summit

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NESA Strategic Studies Summit 24 March 2015 – 25 March 2015 |  Antalya, Turkey RCSS participated at the annual NESA Strategic Summit in Antalya, Turkey on 24 -25 March 2015. This year’s summit was held under the broad theme of building partnerships. Minna Thaheer (Acting Executive Director) and Chanaka Herath (Programme Officer) represented RCSS in […]

Demography in South Asia: Implications for regional and global political narratives

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Joseph, M. (Ed.). (2014). Demography in South Asia: Implications for regional and global political narratives. New Delhi: Manohar & Distributors. Population growth patterns and sizes remain significant factors that affect economic and political opportunities. In the case of South Asia, there will be implications on both population rise as well as migration. This particular volume […]

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Chaophraya Dialogue 15

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Chaophraya Dialogue 15 8 December 2014 – 9 December 2014 |  Krabi, Thailand The 15th Round of the Chaophraya Dialogue Krabi, Thailand: Key opinion makers from India and Pakistan, including parliamentarians, formerdiplomats, former military officers, media persons and policy experts met in Krabi, Thailand forthe 15th round of the Chaophraya Dialogue from 8–9 December 2014, organised […]

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Chaophraya Dialogue 14

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Chaophraya Dialogue 14 20 June 2014 – 21 June 2014 |  Chiang Mai, Thailand The 14th round of the Chaophraya Dialogue was held on the 20 – 21 June 2014 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It was jointly organized by the Australia India Institute, Melbourne (AII) and the Jinnah Institute, Islamabad (JI). The meeting brought together […]

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Understanding (R)evolution

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The Strategic Studies Summit, titled “(R)evolution”, was organised by the Near East and South Asia, Center for Strategic Studies in the United States from 23-25 February 2014 bringing together participants for Asia and the Middle East. This year’s conference and working groups focused on the impact of shifts in political power when revolutionary agitations began […]

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GPPAC RLO & PSC Meeting

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GPPAC RLO & PSC Meeting 2014-02-18 The Hague, The Netherlands The Global Secretariat office of GPPAC (Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict), a worldwide civil society network of peace builders, organised the rolex replica watches Regional Liaison Officer\’s workshop alongside the replica watches uk Programme Steering Committee meeting in The Hague on February 18-21, […]

India’s Economic Growth: Opportunities and Challenges for the Region

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Joseph, M., & Jacob, H. (Eds.). (2014). India’s Economic Growth: Opportunities and Challenges for the Region. New Delhi: Manohar & Distributors. Since adopting liberal economic policies, India has become one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Despite the fact India has been reaching out to various regions such as Southeast Asia and Middle […]

Does India think strategically?: Institutions, Strategic Culture and Security Policies

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Jacob, H. (Ed.). (2014). Does India Think Strategically?: Institutions, Strategic Culture and Security Policies. New Delhi: Manohar & Distributors. This book addresses two major questions: Whether India has a strategic culture which informs the country’s foreign, defense and security thinking and whether India’s foreign policy and security policies are based on a coherent strategic thinking. […]

India and the Contemporary International System: Theory, Policy and Structure

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Mattoo, A., & Jacob, H. (Eds.). (2014). India and the contemporary international system: Theory, policy and structure. New Delhi: Manohar & Distributors. There is a dearth of comprehensive works on India’s Foreign Policy outlook in the post-cold war era. Thus, this book aims to fill this gap in the discipline of international politics. The focus […]

India-Australia Relations in the Asian Century: Perspectives from India and Australia

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Mattoo, A., & Roy, S. (Eds.). (2014). India-Australia Relations in the Asian Century: Perspectives from India and Australia. New Delhi: Manohar & Distributors. As key strategic players and mid-level powers, Australia and India remain two important countries in the Asia Pacific region. In fact, for both countries, the Asia Pacific region remains of vital strategic […]

Rise of China and India: Implications for the Asia Pacific

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Mattoo, A., & Joseph, M. (Eds.). (2014). Rise of China and India: Implications for the Asia Pacific. New Delhi: Manohar & Distributors. The rapid economic growth of China and India carries significant political implications for the Asia-Pacific region and the international order, as these countries could alter the current balance of power. This book seeks […]

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Chaophraya Dialogue 13

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13th Chaophraya Dialogue 2014-01-23 Hotel Lebua at State Tower, Bangkok The 13th Chaophraya Dialogue  was held on the rolex replica watches 23 – 24 January 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. It was jointly organized by the Australia India Institute, Melbourne (AII) and the Jinnah Institute, Islamabad (JI). The meeting brought together key opinion-makers  (including former senior military […]

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RCSS ranks high among top global think-tanks

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RCSS ranks high among top global think-tanks 2014-01-22 The Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) based in Colombo has secured six ranks in the latest Global Think-Tank Index Report by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Programme (TTCSP), University of Pennsylvania. The United Nations and United Nations University hosted the launch of the report in […]

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RCSS & AII Book Launch

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RCSS & AII Book Launch 2014-01-19 Jaipur Literary Festival The Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in collaboration with the replica watches uk Australia India Institute (AII) at the University of Melbourne, released a series of six academic volumes titled \’International Relations and Foreign Policy‘ at the Jaipur Literary Festival 19 […]

Seminar on conflict early warning

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Seminar on conflict early warning 2013-12-23 Jammu, India RCSS and GPPAC in partnership with the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, held a day long seminar on ―Conflict Early Warning: Contemporary Regional Environments and Implications for J & K in Jammu, India. The seminar and replica rolex watches discussion looked at the current […]

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Seminar on Electoral Process in Bangladesh

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Seminar on Electoral Process in Bangladesh 19 November 2013 – 20 November 2013 |  Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh The Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) together with the Bangladesh Enterprise Insitute (BEI) organized a seminar titled “Electoral Process in Bangladesh: Violence as a Threat to Democratic Institutions” in partnership with the Global Partnership for the […]

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Participatory Governance in the Commonwealth: The Role of Civil Society

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Participatory Governance in the Commonwealth: The Role of Civil Society 22 October 2013 – 22 October 2013 |  Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka RCSS in collaboration with GPPAC hosted a RCSS Discussion Forum on “Participatory Governance in the Commonwealth: The Role of Civil Society” on 22 October 2013 at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo. The […]

RCSS Lecture on ‘Australian Asylum Seeker Policy: Sound Policy or Smart Politics?’

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RCSS Lecture on ‘Australian Asylum Seeker Policy: Sound Policy or Smart Politics?’ 3 September 2013 – 3 September 2013 |  RCSS, Colombo, Sri Lanka Asia Foundation Lanka Corps Fellow and RCSS intern Charles Aruliah analysed the recent ‘u-turn’ in Australian asylum seeker policy. He argued that Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s decision to resettle all […]

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Chaophraya Dialogue 12

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12th Chaophraya Dialogue 2013-07-17 Hotel Lebua at State Tower, Bangkok The Chaophraya Dialogue series is jointly organized by the Australia India Institute, Melbourne (AII), and the Jinnah Institute, Islamabad (JI). The meeting brought together key opinion-makers (including former senior military and civil officials, media personalities, and academics) from India and Pakistan to discuss issues and […]

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Conference on ‘South Asian Economic Integration: A Strategic and Economic Appraisal’

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Conference on ‘South Asian Economic Integration: A Strategic and Economic Appraisal’ 2013-06-11 Taj Samudra, Colombo RCSS, in partnership with the Regional Programme SAARC of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), hosted a conference on South Asian Economic Integration on the 11th and 12th of June 2013 at the Replica […]

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ASSET AGM

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ASSET AGM 2013-05-29 Koffi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra, Ghana The fifth Annual General Meeting of the Association for Security Sector Reform Education and fake breitling Training (ASSET) took place from 29-31 May 2013 in Accra, Ghana. The meeting was co-hosted by the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) and the Africa Security […]

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GPPAC South Asia Regional Steering Group (RSG) Meeting

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GPPAC South Asia Regional Steering Group (RSG) Meeting 2013-05-20 Nilaveli Beach Hotel, Trincomalee The South Asian Regional Steering Group (RSG) of the Global Partnership for the breitling replica watches Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) held its meeting from the 20th to the 22nd of May at the Nilaveli Beach Hotel, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. Fifteen participants […]

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Lecture on ‘Afghanistan 2014: Opportunities and Challenges’

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Lecture on ‘Afghanistan 2014: Opportunities and Challenges’ 2013-05-17 Hilton Colombo  President of the Afghanistan Justice Organisation (AJO), Dr Shafeek Seddiq, delivering a lecture at the Hilton Hotel in Colombo on May 17 said that Afghanistan could emerge as a stable, prosperous and peaceful country if the period of transition from 2014 could be properly utilized […]

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Strategic Studies Summit in Bangkok, Thailand

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Strategic Studies Summit in Bangkok, Thailand 3 November 2012 – 6 November 2012 |  Bangkok, Thailand Strategic Studies Network (SSN)  hold its  10th Annual SSN Plenary Meeting  Entitled the “Strategic Studies Summit: Forward Thinking,”  in Bangkok, Thailand from November 03-06, 2012. Around 170 members of the staretgic community in the NESA ( Near East South […]

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Book Launch in Kathmandu

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Book Launch in Kathmandu 2012-08-06 Hotel Annapurna The book launch of the Building Bridges and Promoting People to People Interaction in South Asia was held on 6th August , 2012 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The book was edited by Nishthal Pandy- Director of Centre for South Asian Studies and sponsored by GPPAC and RCSS. Madhu Raman […]

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Renowned American Scholar Professor Ganguly talks in Colombo

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Renowned American Scholar Professor Ganguly talks in Colombo 2012-07-27 Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo Renowned American Scholar Professor Ganguly talks in Colombo The Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) Lecture on ‘Strategic Importance of South Asia to the United States’ was delivered by Professor Sumit Ganguly on July 26 at Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. […]

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Preventive Action Conference Report

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Preventive Action Conference Report 2012-08-03 RCSS, Colombo  Preventive Action Conference Report This report is based on the workshop titled “Armed Conflict in South Asia: Towards a Cooperative Framework for Preventive Action” which was organized by the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies in its capacity as the Regional Secretariat for GPPAC South Asia. The Regional Steering […]

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Armed Conflict in South Asia: Towards a Cooperative Framework for Preventive Action

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Armed Conflict in South Asia: Towards a Cooperative Framework for Preventive Action 2012-05-03 Galle Face Hotel, Colombo The Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) in its capacity as the GPPAC South Asia Regional Secretariat organized a workshop titled “Armed Conflict in South Asia: Towards a Cooperative Framework for Preventive Action” on 3rd and 4th May […]

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9th Indo-Pak Chaophraya Dialogue in Colombo 2012-03-06 Galadari Hotel, Colombo 9th Indo-Pak Dialogue (Chaophraya Dialogue) was held in Colombo   Senior retired officers of the armed forces of India and Pakistan met at Colombo, Feb 28-29, 2012, for the 9th round of the Chaophraya Dialogue, organized by the Jinnah Institute (JI) and the Australia India Institute […]

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Launch of the COSATT Recommendations

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Launch of the COSATT Recommendations 2011-11-11 Kandy Sri Lanka Launch of the COSATT Recommendations on “Energy & Environmental Security: A Cooperative Approach in South Asia” in Sri Lanka The COSATT recommendations on  Energy and Environment Security in South Asia: A Cooperative Approach was launched in Kandy, Sri Lanka on 11/11/11 as a part of the regional […]

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RCSS-CSA Seminar on “Sri Lanka: Post-Conflict Rebuilding of Society”

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RCSS-CSA Seminar on “Sri Lanka: Post-Conflict Rebuilding of Society” 2011-09-27 Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka “Sri Lanka: Post-Conflict Rebuilding of Society” RCSS in collaboration with The Centre for Security Analysis (CSA)  organized a seminar titled “Sri Lanka: Post-Conflict Rebuilding of Society” on the 27-28th of September 2011 at the Cinnamon Lakeside hotel. The seminar […]

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New GPPAC South Asia website

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New GPPAC South Asia website 2011-08-01 Colombo, Sri Lanka The GPPAC Regional Secretariat for South Asia is pleased to announce the launch of the GPPAC South Asia website. The website is hosted on the Peace Portal and offers information about the regional network’s activities in the fields of peacebuilding and conflict transformation, activities of its […]

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Water & Energy Security Working Group Meetings of RNSSC on 13th to 15th July in Ankara, Turkey

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Water & Energy Security Working Group Meetings of RNSSC on 13th to 15th July in Ankara, Turkey 2011-07-13 Rixos Grand Hotel Mr. Chaminda Hettiarachchi- Associate Director, RCSS and Ms. Suranthi Boange, Programme Officer-RCSS, attended working group meetings on Water Security and Energy Security from 13th – 15th July 2011 in Ankara, Turkey. These meetings were […]

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RNSSC-Energy & Water Security Working Groups

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RNSSC-Energy & Water Security Working Groups 2011-04-10 Muscat, Oman Prof. Amal Jayawardane and Mr. Chaminda Hettiarachchi represented RCSS at the Energy & Water Security Working Group Sessions of the Regional Network of Strategic Studies Centers (RNSSC) of the National Defense University which was held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman from 10-12 April, 2011. The Working […]

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Regional Steering Group (RSG) Meeting of GPPAC

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Regional Steering Group (RSG) Meeting of GPPAC 2011-02-15 Colombo, Sri Lanka RCSS, in its capacity as South Asia’s Regional Initiator for GPPAC (Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict), hosted the Regional Steering Group (RSG) Meeting from February 15th – 16th in Colombo. Prof. Baryalai Hakimi from Afghanistan; Mr. Feroz Ahmmead from Bangladesh; Dr. […]

Sub-regional Workshop on IDPs in Colombo

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Sub-regional Workshop on IDPs in Colombo 2011-01-28 Galadari Hotel, Colombo The Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), in collaboration with the Consortium for Non-Traditional Security Studies in Asia (NTS-Asia), organized a sub-regional workshop titled “Ending the Displacement Cycle: Finding Durable Solutions through Return and Resettlement” in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 28 -29 January 2011. The […]

Ending the Displacement Cycle: Finding Durable Solutions through Return and Resettlement

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Withana, N. (Ed.). (2011). Ending the Displacement Cycle: Finding Durable Solutions through Return and Resettlement. Colombo: Regional Centre for Strategic Studies. This publication is the result of a workshop that was organized by the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) in January 2011 with the support of the Consortium of non-Traditional Security Studies in Asia […]

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RCSS/GPPAC organized a seminar titled Role of Civil Society Organizations in Peacebuilding Activities in Post-War Sri Lanka

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RCSS/GPPAC organized a seminar titled Role of Civil Society Organizations in Peacebuilding Activities in Post-War Sri Lanka 2011-01-07 Colombo, Sri Lanka Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), organized a seminar titled Role of Civil Society Organizations in Peacebuilding Activities in Post-War Sri Lanka on the 9th December 2010. The two main objectives of the seminar […]

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Workshop on Verified Dismantlement of Retired Short Range Ballistic Missiles: The South Asian Context

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Workshop on Verified Dismantlement of Retired Short Range Ballistic Missiles: The South Asian Context 2010-09-15 Hilton Residence, Colombo, Sri Lanka The Workshop on Verified Dismantlement of Retired Short Range Ballistic Missiles: The South Asian Context was the second part of a project to assess how the dismantlement of designated SRBMs can enhance strategic stability in […]

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Regional Roundtable on ‘Promoting People to People Contact Through SAARC’

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Regional Roundtable on ‘Promoting People to People Contact Through SAARC’ 2010-07-15 Hotel Radission, Kathmandu, Nepal Regional Roundtable on Promoting People to People Interaction Through SAARC Under the Interaction and Advocacy Programme of GPPAc South Asia, a Regional Roundtable on ‘Promoting People to People Interaction Through SAARC’ was held in Kathmandu, Nepal on July 14-16, 2010. […]

Regional Workshop for Police Officers and Prosecutors in South Asia on Effectively Countering Terrorism

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Regional Workshop for Police Officers and Prosecutors in South Asia on Effectively Countering Terrorism 2010-06-08 Colombo, Sri Lanka The RCSS, along with the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation, organized a Regional Workshop for Police Officers and Prosecutors in South Asia on Effectively Countering Terrorism. The workshop was hosted by the Government of Sri Lanka, in […]

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Expert Roundtable on the Security Implications of Climate Change in South Asia

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Expert Roundtable on the Security Implications of Climate Change in South Asia 2010-03-28 Dhaka, Bangladesh An Expert Roundtable on the “Security Implications of Climate Change in South Asia” was held from  28th  – 29th  March 2010 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  The Roundtable was organized by RCSS, together with International Alert in London, the Peacebuilding and Development […]

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Regional Steering Group Meeting of GPPAC South Asia

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Regional Steering Group Meeting of GPPAC South Asia 2010-03-25 Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka RCSS, in its capacity as South Asia’s Regional Initiator for GPPAC (Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict),  hosted a Regional Steering Group (RSG) Meeting from March 25th – 26th  in Colombo. Prof. Baryalai Hakimi from Afghanistan; Mr. Feroz Ahmmead […]

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Seminar on “From Winning the War to Winning Peace: Postwar Rebuilding of the Society in Sri Lanka”

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Seminar on “From Winning the War to Winning Peace: Postwar Rebuilding of the Society in Sri Lanka” 2009-08-28 Colombo, Sri Lanka  “I welcome the opportunity to engage in a discourse on an issue of critical importance to Sri Lanka with a distinguished and erudite group of academics, analysts and professionals who are present here on […]

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RCSS Launches its New Website

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RCSS Launches its New Website 2009-07-01 Colombo, Sri Lanka The formal launching of the new RCSS Website took place on Wednesday July 1, 2009 at the RCSS amidst the presence of a distinguished gathering. Executive Director, Professor Amal Jayawardane welcoming the members of RCSS, representatives of other organizations associated with the Centre and well-wishers explained […]

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Regional Workshop on Security Sector Transformation

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Regional Workshop on Security Sector Transformation 2009-05-12 Kathmandu, Nepal Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) collaborated with the Global Facilitation Network for SSR, DCAF/ ISSAT in Geneva, the Institute for Strategic and Defence Studies (ISDS) in the Philippines and Centre for South Asian Studies in Nepal, to organize a Regional Workshop and Training on Security […]

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Briefing Session to the Diplomatic Community

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Briefing Session to the Diplomatic Community 2009-03-23 Colombo, Sri Lanka A briefing session on the outcome of the Workshop on Climate Change and Coastal Zones was conducted by RCSS and Stimson Centre to representatives of key Embassies/ High Commissions resident in Colombo, on 23rd March 2009, following the workshop. The invitees included members of South […]

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Inter-Regional Workshop on Conflict and Peace in South & Southeast Asia

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Inter-Regional Workshop on Conflict and Peace in South & Southeast Asia 2009-01-23 Bangkok, Thailand Together with the Research Centre for Peace- Building at the Mahidol University, Bangkok, and the Berghof Foundation for Peace Support, Berlin, the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) organized an inter-regional workshop on “Civil Society Perspectives on Conflict and Peace in […]

RCSS Co-hosts Trilateral Dialogue on Nuclear Issues in Colombo

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RCSS Co-hosts Trilateral Dialogue on Nuclear Issues in Colombo 2008-12-06 Colombo, Sri Lanka Together with the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) in New Delhi, RCSS hosted an India-Pakistan-China Trilateral Dialogue on nuclear issues on 6-7 December 2008, at Hotel Galadari, Colombo.  The activity was conducted in the context of the growing global demand […]

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RNSSC Working Group Meetings in Colombo

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RNSSC Working Group Meetings in Colombo 2008-10-12 Colombo, Sri Lanka RCSS, together with Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) of the National Defense University in Washington D.C., hosted Working Group Meetings of the Regional Network of Strategic Studies Centers (RNSSC) on 12-15 October 2008, in Colombo. The working groups focused on Non-Traditional […]

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Regional Events Marking UN International Day of Peace

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Regional Events Marking UN International Day of Peace 2008-09-21 The Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Colombo, as Regional Initiator for the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict – South Asia (GPPACSA), collaborated with partner organizations around South Asia to observe the UN International Day of Peace on September 21, 2008. The occasion […]

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Pakistan Senate Delegation Visits RCSS

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Pakistan Senate Delegation Visits RCSS 2008-03-13 Sri Lanka A Roundtable Discussion was hosted by RCSS on the occasion of the visit made to the Centre by Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed of the Pakistan Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and delegation who were on an official visit to Sri Lanka. Senator Mushahid Hussain was previously […]

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First Annual Convention of the Consortium of NTS-Asia

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First Annual Convention of the Consortium of NTS-Asia 2007-11-04 Colombo, Sri Lanka The First Annual Convention of the Consortium of Non-Traditional Security in Asia, jointly organized by the RCSS and NTS-Asia consortium based in Singapore was held from 4-6 November 2007 at Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Convention was attended by representatives of member […]

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International Peace Day Celebrations in 2007

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International Peace Day Celebrations in 2007 2007-09-21 Colombo, Sri Lanka Each year, thousands of events take place all around the world to celebrate the International Day of Peace. These events provide an opportunity to inspire and empower communities to remember once again the importance of peace and to motivate ourselves to work towards achieving sustainable […]

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Roundtable Discussion

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RCSS organized a roundtable for Ms. Nicole Zdrowjewski of the Regional Voices Project of the Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington, D.C., USA to interact with a group of experts and civil society members in Colombo. The discussion was aimed at gaining insights into a Sri Lankan perspective on transnational challenges facing the South Asian region […]

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Altus Global Police Station Visitors Week

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Altus Global Police Station Visitors Week 2006-11-13 Sri Lanka RCSS in cooperation with the Public Relations and Media Coordination Bureau of the Sri Lanka Police Department, conducted the Police Station Visitors Week activities Sri Lanka in November 2006. The period 13 – 17 November, 2006 marked the (PSVW), an international project organized by Altus Global […]

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Twelfth Summer Workshop Defence Technology and Cooperative Security in South Asia 2006

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Twelfth RCSS Summer Workshop 2006-09-02 Marawila, Sri Lanka RCSS held its 12th Summer Workshop on “Defence, Technology and Cooperative Security in South Asia” in Marawila, Sri Lanka,on 2-12 September 2006. The project was funded by MacArthur Foundation, United States Institute of Peace and Ploughshares Fund. The Workshop was attended by a select group of thirty […]

Eleventh Summer Workshop on Defence, Technology and Cooperative Security in South Asia 2005

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Summer Workshop on Defence, Technology and Cooperative Security in South Asia 24 February 2005 – 05 March 2005 |Lahore, Pakistan RCSS Organized the Summer Workshop on Defence, Technology and Cooperative Security in South Asia on February 24- March 5, 2005 at Lahore, Pakistan. This Workshop was held with the support of Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI).

Understanding Terrorism in South Asia: Beyond Statist Discourses

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Ahmed, I. (Ed.). (2006). Understanding Terrorism in South Asia: Beyond Statist Discourses. New Delhi: Manohar & Distributors. While analyzing terrorism which is now an over defined concept with the state, intellectuals, dissenters and anti- state activists constantly battling out its meaning, the authors of this volume attempt to highlight a number of issue areas related […]

Responding to Terrorism in South Asia

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Edited by S.D.MuniManohar Publishers &Distributors-2006 While analyzing terrorism which is now an over defined concept with the state, intellectuals, dissenters and anti- state activists constantly battling out its meaning, the authors of this volume attempt to highlight a number of issue areas related to terrorism in South Asia which include weapons technology and the re-conceptualization […]

Documents on Sri Lanka’s Foreign Policy 1947- 1965

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Jayawardane, A. (Ed.). (2004). Documents on Sri Lanka’s foreign policy, 1947-1965. Colombo: Regional Centre for Strategic Studies. Despite the fact Sri Lanka’s role in international affairs has been remarkably active since the early days of independence, students who wish to study the country’s foreign policy, particularly its early period find it extremely difficult to locate […]

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Winter Workshop on Sources of Conflict in South Asia: 2004

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Winter Workshop on Sources of Conflict in South Asia: October 2004 2004-10-10 Kathmandu, Nepal The Sixth RCSS Winter Workshop was held at Godavari Village Resort, Kathmandu, Nepal, from 1 to 10 October 2004. This residential workshop was devoted to nontraditional sources of conflict in South Asia. The themes included: • Terrorism • Human Security Issues […]

Defence, Technology, and Cooperative Security in South Asia: Report on the Proceedings of the Tenth Summer Workshop

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Defence, Technology, and Cooperative Security in South Asia: Report on the Proceedings of the Tenth Summer Workshop. (2004). Colombo: Regional Centre for Strategic Studies. The summer Workshop is designed as a forum for young professionals in South Asia to collectively examine and understand the major security issues in the region. As analysts, commentators and opinion […]

Documents on Sri Lanka’s foreign policy, 1947-1965

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Jayawardane, A. (Ed.). (2004). Documents on Sri Lanka’s foreign policy, 1947-1965. Colombo: Regional Centre for Strategic Studies. Despite the fact Sri Lanka’s role in international affairs has been remarkably active since the early days of independence, students who wish to study the country’s foreign policy, particularly its early period find it extremely difficult to locate […]

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Tenth Summer Workshop on Defence, Technology and Cooperative Security in South Asia 2003

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Summer Workshop on Defence, Technology and Cooperative Security in South Asia 03 December 2003 -13 December 2003 |Shanghai, China RCSS Organized the Summer Workshop on Defence, Technology and Cooperative Security in South Asia On December 3-13,2003 at Shanghai, China. This workshop was held with the support of Nuclear Threat Initiative (NIT).

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Ninth Summer Workshop Defence Technology and Cooperative Security in South Asia 2002

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The Ninth Summer Workshop on Defence,Technology and Cooperative Security in South Asia:January 2002 2002-01-05 – 2002-01-14 Tangerine Beach Hotel ,Kalutara, Sri Lanka RCSS Organized The Ninth Summer Workshop on Defence,Technology and Cooperative Security in South Asia on January 5-14,2002 at Tangerine Beach Hotel ,Kalutara, Sri Lanka . This Workshop was held with the support of […]

Environment, Development, and Human Security: Perspectives from South Asia

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Najam, A. (Ed.). (2003). Environment, Development, and Human Security: Perspectives from South Asia. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. Environment, Development and Human Security have been major concerns for the entire world and South Asia is no exception. Today, the term ‘security’ has expanded beyond issues of geo-polity, international power balance, military strategy and statecraft. […]

Terrorism in South Asia: Impact on Development and Democratic Process

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Khatri, S. K., & Kueck, G. W. (Eds.). (2003). Terrorism in South Asia: Impact on Development and Democratic Process. Delhi: Shipra Publications. In South Asia, there is a consensus that terrorism has a negative impact on economic development, but the assessment differs significantly depending on the experience of individual countries. Basically, the papers included in […]

SAARC in the Twenty-First Century: Towards a Cooperative Future

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Banerjee, D. (Ed.). (2002). SAARC in the Twenty-First Century: Towards a Cooperative Future. New Delhi: India Research Press. As SAARC is the only regional organization for South Asia and if regional cooperation is the key to future progress and prosperity, it is imperative that this institution be strengthened. This book addresses issues related to developing economic […]

South Asian Security, Futures: A Dialogue of Directors of Regional Strategic Studies Institutes

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Banerjee, D. (Ed.). (2002). South Asian security, futures: A dialogue of directors regional strategic studies institutes. Colombo: Regional Centre for Strategic Studies. This publication is a result of ‘The Conference of the Directors of Strategic Studies in South Asia( CDSSI-SA) convened by the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo, in order to chart a new […]

Globalization and Multinational Corporations in South Asia: Towards Building a Partnership for Sustainable Development

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Globalization and Multinational Corporations in South Asia: Towards Building a Partnership for Sustainable Development Arjun Bhardwaj Graduate School of International Management, International University of Japan Delwar Hossain Assistant Professor, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh 2001

Globalization and Non-Traditional Security in South Asia

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Khan, A. R. (Ed.). (2001). Globalization and Non-Traditional Security in South Asia. Dhaka: Academic Press and Publisher for Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo. This particular volume is the outcome of a preliminary exercise linking two very tangible phenomena of our contemporary existence: Globalization and non-traditional security, in the context of South Asia. Globalization affects […]

RCSS Chapter Meetings in Chennai, Karachi and Sylhet

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RCSS Chapter Meetings in Chennai, Karachi and Sylhet 2000-11-12 Chennai, Karachi and Sylhet In Chennai: Workshop on ‘Rethinking Security in South Asia’ (R. Sridhar) A one day workshop titled ’Rethinking Security in South Asia’ was held at Hotel Ambassador Pallava, Chennai, on December 2, 2000 under the auspices of the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, […]

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Eighth Summer Workshop Defence Technology and Cooperative Security in South Asia 2000

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The Eighth Summer Workshop, September 2000 2000-09-10 Lalitpur, Nepal The Eighth Summer Workshop on Defence, Technology and Cooperative Security in South Asia, organized by the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) was held in Godavari Resort, Lalitpur, Nepal, from September 10-20, 2000. Participants came from all South Asian counties and from China and were from […]

Non-Traditional Security Issues in Asia

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A Planning and Co-ordination Conference related to the above theme was jointly organised by the RCSS and Bangladesh Institute for International and Strategic Studies (BIISS), in Rajendrapur, Bangladesh on October 11-12, 1999. Commencing October 1999, the RCSS is implementing a two-year project on non-traditional security issues in South Asia with the generous support of the […]

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Seventh Summer Workshop (First Conference for Alumni) on South Asia Facing the New Millennium 1999

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First Conference of the Summer Workshop Alumni on South Asia Facing the New Millennium 21 September 1999 – 23 September 1999 |  Triton Hotel, Sri Lanka RCSS Organaized the First Conference of the Summer Workshop Alumni on South Asia Facing the new millennium on September 21-23,1999 at Triton Hotel, Sri Lanka. It was also the Seventh […]

Sixth Summer Workshop on Defence Technology and Cooperative Security in South Asia 1998

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Summer Workshop on Defence, Technology and Cooperative Security in South Asia 21 September 1998 – 29 September 1998 |  Shanghai, China RCSS Organized the Summer Workshop on Defence, Technology and Cooperative Security in South Asia on September 21-29, 1998 at Shanghai, China. This Workshop was held with the support of W.Alton Jones Foundation, John Merck Fund, Ploughshares […]

Ethnicity and Constitutional Reform in South Asia

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Iftekharuzzaman (Ed.). (1998). Ethnicity and Constitutional Reform in South Asia. New Delhi: Manohar. Ethnic issues are at the roots of many of the vexing problems and conflicts between and within nations today. In many cases ethnicity political assertion transforms into secessionist movement defying political and constitutional response. The upsurge of ethno-political strife that often has […]

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Fifth Summer Workshop on Defence Technology and Cooperative Security in South Asia 1997

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Summer Workshop on Defence Technology & Cooperative Security in South Asia 12 September 1997 – 20 September 1997 |  Kandy, Sri Lanka Science, Technology, & Arms Control Workshop (Summer School): In the Summer School Workshop, an international and multidisciplinary set of instructors expose young Indian, Pakistani and Chinese scholars and journalists to state-of-the art analyses […]

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Winter Workshop on Non-Traditional Sources of Conflict: 1997

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Winter Workshop on Non-Traditional Sources of Conflict 6 March 1997 – 16 March 1997 |  Kandy, Sri Lanka Participants of the Winter Workshop on Sources of Conflict in South Asia: Terrorism, Human Security Issues, Governance, Gender Security and Migration. The Winter Workshop on Source of Conflict in South Asia: Ethnicity, Refugees and Environment from 6 […]

Regional Economic Trends and South Asian Security

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Iftekharuzzaman (Ed.). (1997). Regional Economic Trends and South Asian Security. New Delhi: Manohar. The end of the Cold war has induced fresh thinking on approaches to security. The focus is on non-conventional aspects, particularly economic strength, interest and interdependence of nations. As distinct from the notion of security mainly focused on military power, the idea […]

WATER, POWER AND PEOPLE: A South Asian Manifesto on the Politics and Knowledge of Water

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Ahmed, I., Dixit, A., & Nandy, A. (1997). Water, Power and People: A South Asian Manifesto on the Politics and Knowledge of Water. Colombo: Regional Centre for Strategic Studies. The last fifty years of water management in South Asia has been the story of an unfolding disaster. Throughout the region, the water and energy requirements of […]

Water, Power and People

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Water, Power and People 1 January 1997 – 1 January 1997 |  Colombo, Sri Lanka WATER, POWER AND PEOPLE   A South Asian Manifesto on the Politics and Knowledge of Water[1] By Imtiaz Ahmed, Ajaya Dixit, Ashis Nandy     The last fifty years of water management in South Asia has been the story of […]

Nuclear Non-Proliferation in India and Pakistan: South Asian Perspectives

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Chari, P. R., Cheema, P. I., & I. (Eds.). (1996). Nuclear Non-Proliferation in India and Pakistan: South Asian Perspectives. New Delhi: Manohar. Issues related to nuclear non-proliferation in South Asia arising from the nuclear programs and ambitions of India and Pakistan have long been the subject of emotive policy debate and intense scholarly research. Both […]