Book Details

Book title: Cooperative Security Framework for South Asia
Author(s): Nihar R Nayak
ISBN: 9788182747050
Publication Year: 2013
Binding: HB
Pages: 266
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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This volume brings together views of some of the most eminent scholars and security analysts from South Asia on the challenges and prospects of a cooperative security framework (CSF) in the region. The objective of the volume is to generate debate on CSF and forge a consensus on the issue at the Track-II level. The contributions critically analyses such frameworks in different regions and explore whether it is possible and practicable in the South Asian region. Despite strong historical and cultural linkages the region has been suffering from underdevelopment due to lack of cooperation ad cohesive policy. The region is also vulnerable to serious non-traditional security threats in future. There is an urgent need for countries to overcome mutual suspicion and mistrust, and work towards the evolution of a cooperative security framework which is both strong and binding. About the Author Dr. Nihar Nayak is Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. Before joining IDSA, he worked as Research Associate at the Institute for Conflict Management, New Delhi. He specializes on Nepal, Maoist/Left-wing Extremism in South Asia, Conflict Management and Peace Building in South Asia. He has a PhD in International Politics from Jawahar LalNehru University, New Delhi. Dr. Nayak was visiting fellow to International Peace Research Institute (PRIO), Oslo, Norway in 2006and 2007. He did a special course on Peace Research at the International Summer School, Oslo University, in 2007. He has been Visiting Faculty to the Centre for the Study of Nepal, Faculty of Social Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, in 2011.

ABOUT Author

Nihar R Nayak : Dr. Nihar R Nayak is working as Associate fellow in Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, India . Before joining the IDSA, he worked as Research Associate at the Institute for conflict Management, New Delhi. His area of expertise is Nepal, Bhutan, Maoist/Left wing extremism in south Asia, small arms, peace building and cooperative security in South Asia.

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