Medha Bisht

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  • Medha Bisht was Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    Contemporary Issues in South Asia - Documents

    Contemporary Issues in South Asia - Documents
    • Publisher: Shipra Publications (2009)
      2009

    The volume highlights various contemporary issues confronting the SAARC countires in the 21st century. It seeks to provide substantive reference material for policy-makers, researchers, diplomats and students of South Asian Studies.

    • ISBN 978-81-7188-770-5,
    • Price: ₹. 995/-
    2009

    Revisiting the Kosi Agreement: Lessons for Indo-Nepal Water Diplomacy

    The year 2008 has witnessed yet another disastrous flood in North Bihar. Floods in Bihar have been almost an annual phenomenon. Though the capacity of the river flow was well below the danger line this time around, the situation was in fact aggravated by a breach in the Eastern embankment. Estimates indicate that around thirty lakh people have been displaced and their livelihoods devastated in sixteen districts of north-eastern Bihar. At the same time, around 50,000 people have been affected in Sunsari district of Nepal.

    September 22, 2008

    India and the Ottawa Treaty

    As the Ottawa treaty completes a decade this September, it has been termed a "success in progress" by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). ICBL is upbeat about its vision and mission to put in place a comprehensive ban on anti-personnel landmines. The treaty attempted to redefine the understanding of security by focusing on the consequences that the traditional meaning of security have on the lives of common men and women.

    September 26, 2007

    Securitising Development and the Naxal Threat

    It has been generally accepted that the Naxal issue is more than a law and order problem. With the socio-economic dimension being increasingly important along with the military one, a question that needs to be addressed by policymakers is, how to frame a coherent framework for merging both security and development policies.

    February 12, 2007

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