Uttam Kumar Sinha

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  • Dr Uttam Kumar Sinha is Senior Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    Evaluating River-Water Treaties: A Study of the Indus Water Treaty

    Fellows' Seminar
    October 03, 2007
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Water Issues and Human Security

    Fellows' Seminar
    February 21, 2007
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Environmental Stresses and their Security Implications for South Asia

    In discussing the dynamics of contemporary conflicts, scholars, over the last decade, have focused on the ‘interconnectivity’ between environmental factors and violent conflict—for example between migration and environmental mismanagement, debt and violence and between ethnic conflict and resource disputes. Such an approach corresponds to the post-Cold War reexamination and redefinition of security in more comprehensive conceptual terms.

    July 2006

    Indo-Pak Relations : Water Issues

    Fellows' Seminar
    December 03, 2005
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Equity Oil and India's Energy Security

    While the efforts of ONGC-Videsh and Indian Oil Corporation are laudable, there is still some distance our firms have to travel to catch up with global competition. I urge our oil and gas PSUs to think big, think creatively and think boldly in this context…They have to be more fleet-footed in making use of global opportunities, both on the supply and demand side, I find China ahead of us in planning for the future in the field of energy security. We can no longer be complacent and must learn to think strategically, to think ahead and to act swiftly and decisively.

    July 2005

    United Nations: Multilateralism and International Security

    United Nations: Multilateralism and International Security

    Publishers: IDSA and Shipra

    ISBN: 81-7541-224-0

    Rs 1250

    US $ 80


    Water Security: A Discursive Analysis

    Water resources continue to attract considerable attention and have increasingly become a significant feature of the world security environment. In order to locate water in the security continuum, it is necessary to revisit the debate on the traditional and non-traditional aspects of security. On the one hand, notions and images often conjured up when water issue is highlighted are often associated with concerns like national survival, inter and intra-state tension and the likelihood of “water wars”– the ‘securitisation’ of water.

    April 2005

    Two Cheers to Kyoto Treaty

    We live in an age of risk – the “risk society” to use a notable phrase of German sociologist Ulrich Beck. There seems to be no escape from the culture of warning and the politics of prediction, prevention and compensation. Every now and then, the world is subjected to comprehensive reports on the global impact of climate change. They underline the things that have now become all too familiar: melting ice caps in the polar region and submergence of tropical islands, with the poor underdeveloped countries bearing the brunt of these devastating changes.

    January 2005