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Armed Conflict, Peace Audit and Early Warning 2014
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Armed Conflict, Peace Audit and Early Warning 2014
Stability and Instability in South Asia

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January 2015 | 446 pages | SAGE India

This volume addresses three major security aspects in South Asia – armed conflicts, peace audit and early warning. The essays span the entire range of armed conflicts, including inter-state and intra-state actors in the region. An innovative attempt is also made to audit the peace processes in conflict-driven environments since certain areas have witnessed an end to armed conflicts. Addressing the gap between the end of violence and the response to peace, it assesses whether peace processes are fragile in South Asia.

The volume further highlights early warning of impending armed conflicts permitting the placement of ameliorative measures for dealing with the situation from a law and order perspective. The role of internal and electoral politics is of special significance here. Topical and up-to-date, the essays address peace processes in Nagaland and Manipur, talks with the Taliban, elections in Nepal, ten years of Indo-Pak cease fire, and the common divide in Jammu and Kashmir, among others.

 
 
Preface
 
I: ARMED CONFLICT
P R Chari
Overview
Mariam Safi
Security Transition and Peace Process in Afghanistan: Trends in 2013
D Suba Chandran and Ayesha Khanyari
Armed Conflicts in Pakistan 2013: Continuing Violence despite Changes in Leadership
Bibhu Prasad Routray
Myanmar: Tentative Consolidation of Peace
Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman
Northeast India: Bordering on Renewed Conflict or Building on the Peace?
N. Manoharan
Left-wing Extremism in 2013: A Mixed Bag
 
II: PEACE AUDIT
Ashok Bhan
Peace Process in Jammu and Kashmir 2013: Hope to Simmering Discontent?
Chitra Ahanthem
Peace Process in Manipur: A Perspective
Nani Gopal Mahanta
Auditing Peace and Conflict in India’s Northeast: Do We Need a ‘Peace Policy’?
Nishchal Nath Pandey
Elections 2013 and Peace Process in Nepal
Uddhab Prasad Pyakurel
Maoist Insurgency and Peace Process in Nepal: Integration (of the Maoist Combatants) and the Divide within the Maoist Party
N Manoharan
Sri Lanka: Positive Peace at a Distance
D Suba Chandran
State, Society and Talks with Taliban: Everywhere and Nowhere
 
III: EARLY WARNING
Kavita Suri
Communal Divide in Jammu and Kashmir
Wasbir Hussain
Maoists in Northeast India: The Spread of a Rebellion
Sohan Prasad Sha
Convergence and Divergence of Madhes Politics in Nepal and Its Implication
Sisir Devkota
The Political Direction of the Maoist Party in Nepal: Possibilities, Recommendations and Incentives
Thiranjala Weerasinghe
Sinhala Buddhist Radicalization in Post-war Sri Lanka: 2013 and Ahead
 
Index

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D. Suba Chandran

D. Suba Chandran is a Director at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi. His primary areas of research include Pakistan’s internal security, Afghanistan and Jammu and Kashmir. He is currently working on ‘Indus Water Governance’—a study aimed at improving the process of water governance and addressing the concerns of various sub-regions in the Indus Basin region. He is also working on ‘State Failure in South Asia’, especially focusing on the stability–instability curve, and testing the hypotheses of cyclic failure and functional anarchy. He is the author of Limited War: Revisiting Kargil in Indo-Pak Conflicts (2005),... More About Author

P. R. Chari

P.R. Chari is Visiting Professor, IPCS. He is a former member of the Indian Administrative Service and has served in several senior positions in the central and state governments. He sought voluntary retirement in 1992 after 32 years in the government. During the course of his official career he served two spells (1971–1975 and 1985–1988) in the Ministry of Defence. He retired from the position of Vice Chairman (Chief Executive) of the Narmada Valley Development Authority. More About Author

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