Book title: The Terror Challenge in South Asia and prospect of Regional Cooperation
Author(s): Anand Kumar
ISBN: 9788182745995
Publication Year: 2012
Binding: HB
Pages: 160
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 Overview

About the Book:

In modern times, terrorism has emerged as a scourge and South Asia is the region where terrorist groups of almost all varieties have operated. However, countering the challenge from terrorism came on the international agenda only after the attacks of 9/11.

 

This book is an attempt to study the problem of terrorism in South Asia, which has often been perceived at its hub. The contributors to the volume belonging to South Asian region have provided valuable insights on the issue of terrorism and have also suggested measures to deal with the problem. They consider terrorism as a phenomenon that has been harmful to society, economy and polity of the South Asian nations. At the same time they also point out that there should not be overemphasis on the use of force. In fact,  a calibrated use of force is likely to be more effective. Ultimately, if terrorism is to be comprehensively defeated then ideologies and root causes that propel it further need to be tackled properly.



About the Author:

 Dr. Anand Kumar is an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. After completing his PhD from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), he joined the IDSA in 2007. His area of specialization is Counter-terrorism, South Asian politics, Bangladesh, Maldives, Proliferation of Small arms and Low intensity conflicts. Before joining IDSA he worked at South Asia Analysis Group on similar themes. He has also been with the Institute for Conflict Management which specializes on Counter-terrorism.

 

He has published around 20 articles in reputed journals, contributed around 10 chapters in edited books and delivered lectures on security issues both in India and abroad. His latest article “Shaikh Hasina’s Visit to India and the future of Indo-Bangladesh Relations” has been published by the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, London in their official journal Asian Affairs. He has published many articles in leading newspapers and magazines. Some of the select publications are “Insurgency in South Asia muted by war on terror,” The Washington Times, January 16, 2004 and “ The Jihadi Next Door”, The Washington Times, 20 May 2010.


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