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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]