Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2010: Growing Left-Wing Extremism and Religious Violence

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Routledge, New Delhi (2011)



This volume examines the major armed conflicts in South Asia- in India (with special reference to northeast, Jammu and Kashmir and the Naxalites), Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. The articles study conflict management, look at the direction the armed conflicts is likely to take and provide a set of alternative measures that could be pursued by the actors. Issues such as India's geo-strategic importance and the borders it shares with neighbouring countries, the psychological and economic costs of violence, refugees and migrants, treaties and ceasefire agreements, and the future of failed and failing states are discussed here. The volume also includes an exclusive paper on the connections between Pakistan and Suicide terrorism. The book is an annual, covering and updating these and other related issues across volumes.