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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]