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India and South Asia: Exploring Regional Perceptions

2015
India and South Asia: Exploring Regional Perceptions

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN: 978-81-8274-812-5
Price: Rs. 995/$ 29.95
Perceptions play a very significant role in South Asian politics. They have largely shaped and influenced state policies and politics among the South Asian countries, especially in relation to India, over the years. State policies have at times been hostage to negative or adversarial perceptions, well-entrenched in the popular psyche. The perception formation in South Asia is an extremely dynamic process and has evolved differently in different countries. Perceptions are not static and often change with the shift in domestic as well as regional and global politics.
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Cooperative Security Framework for South Asia

2013
Cooperative Security Framework for South Asia

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN 978-81-8274-705-0
Price: Rs 995/-
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 analyse such frameworks in different regions and explore whether it is possible and practicable in the South Asian region.
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The Terror Challenge In South Asia and Prospect of Regional Cooperation

2012
The Terror Challenge In South Asia and Prospect of Regional Cooperation

Publisher: Pentagon Security International
ISBN: 978-81-8274-599-5
Price: Rs. 695/-
This book is an attempt to study the problem of terrorism in South Asia, which has often been perceived as 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 over-emphasis on the use of force. In fact, a calibrated use of force is likely to be more effective.
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South Asia: Envisioning a Regional Future

2010
South Asia: Envisioning a Regional Future

Publisher: Pentagon Security International(2010)
ISBN: 978-81-8274-497-4
Rs. 895
This volume includes a collection of papers contributed by eminent scholars and analysts from the South Asian region on how they visualise South Asia a decade hence. It is recognised that the region suffers from several constraints that has made common challenges difficult to address; nevertheless, there is an optimism that the region will move forward steadily albeit slowly, to evolve a common agenda, and shape a regional identity that would form the bedrock of any cooperative endeavour.

South Asia: The Quest For Regional Cooperation

2009
South Asia: The Quest For Regional Cooperation

Publisher: Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
ISBN 81-86019-61-8
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The papers in book outline the common challenges that the countries face, identify the factors that inhibit inter-state cooperation, acknowledge the costs of non-cooperation, and reaffirm the need for the states in South Asia to shed their differences and engage with each other in meaningful ways.