Shanthie Mariet D'Souza

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  • Shanthie Mariet D'Souza was Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for profile

    India's Aid to Afghanistan: Challenges and Prospects

    September 2007

    Unity of Effort and Counter-Insurgency in Afghanistan: An Assessment

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    August 22, 2007
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Change the Pattern of Aid to Afghanistan

    Nearly six years after the toppling of the Taliban regime and the completion of the Bonn Process, the situation in Afghanistan continues to remain fragile. A recent visit to provinces in Afghanistan and 'person on the street' narratives in Herat, Kabul, Balkh, Parvan, Baglan, Samangan, Kapisa, and Nangarhar portrays a general sense of resignation amongst the people as they watch their nation sliding backwards. Despite a massive international effort with a total pledge (Grants & Loans) of US $29,304.9 million, the goal of rebuilding a stable Afghanistan remains distant.

    June 28, 2007

    US Counter-Insurgency in Afghanistan: A Reappraisal

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    February 02, 2007
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Border Management and India's North East

    The management of India's international border along its North Eastern States has remained a crucial and complex issue. In an age of increasing interdependence, threats from unconventional sources pose a greater challenge to the country's security. An unmanaged border accentuates such threats by providing easy points of ingress and egress. Travel along India's borders with Bangladesh, Myanmar and Bhutan highlights the porous nature of these borders, which pass through difficult terrain of forest, rivers and mountains and make the task of guarding all the more challenging.

    July 18, 2006

    US-Pakistan Counter-Terrorism Cooperation: Dynamics and Challenges

    Pakistan is a frontline ally of the US in its Global War on Terrorism. After the 9/11 terrorist attack, the military regime was compelled by Washington to join the US effort to dismantle the Taliban-Al Qaida terrorist infrastructure in Afghanistan and Pakistan that successive regimes had nurtured. While the Pakistani military regime’s cooperation is deemed to be crucial for the success of the US counter-terrorism strategy, there appear to be growing strains and challenges that give rise to fundamental questions about the outcomes of such cooperation.

    July 2006

    US-Pakistan Counter Terrorism Cooperation

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    June 23, 2006
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    India's Role in Afghanistan: Need for Greater Engagement

    The killing of Kasula Suryanarayana, an Indian telecommunications engineer working for a Bahrain based firm in the Zabul Province of Afghanistan raises important questions on the emerging challenges to India's efforts at reconstruction and stabilization of a "nascent democracy". Suryanarayana was reportedly abducted by the Taliban on April 28 and his abductors linked his safe release to the withdrawal of all Indians working in Afghanistan.

    May 04, 2006

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