By D. Suba Chandran, P. R. Chari

ISBN-10: 041561256X

ISBN-13: 9780415612562

ISBN-10: 113619729X

ISBN-13: 9781136197291

This ebook examines the most important armed conflicts in South Asia. The articles research clash administration, examine the path the armed clash is probably going to take and supply a collection of different measures which may be pursued by way of the actors.
Designed as an annual sequence, the articles offer a quick ancient comic strip of the emergence of armed clash, outlining its numerous levels. This quantity examines many of the armed conflicts in South Asia in 2009 – in Afghanistan, FATA and NWFP, J&K, North-East India, Nepal and Sri Lanka,
and sectarian and Naxalite violence in Pakistan and India respectively. the quantity additionally comprises an particular bankruptcy at the carrying on with tale of suicide terrorism in Pakistan.
This very important assortment discusses India’s geo-strategic value and its universal borders with its neighbours; the mental and fiscal expenses of violence and the matter of refugee migrants; treaties, memorandums and ceasefire agreements signed over the last a number of years throughout international locations; the function of the United international locations and different peacekeeping forces; and the way forward for failed and failing states.

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The Bush administration’s policy of maintaining a light security footprint in Afghanistan with few boots on the ground and its reliance on the warlords led to a rapid deterioration in the security situation. The Taliban-led insurgency, which had its beginnings in 2002–03, continues to wrack the country after nearly nine years of military action. The fractured political processes, inadequate reconstruction, rising instability and alienated populace provides a support base to the Taliban-led insurgency.

Regional Powers Pakistan Given its geo-strategic position, Pakistan remains a ‘crucial partner’ for countering the Taliban insurgency. It continues its quest to regain ‘strategic depth’ in Afghanistan and use it as a ‘strategic asset and a bargaining chip’ to access American aid. 26 The US policy of interspersing drone attacks in Pakistan with cajoling the military regime to 24 For further details see Paul Gallis, ‘NATO in Afghanistan: A Test of the Transatlantic Alliance’, Congressional Research Service Report, RL33627, updated 16 July 2007, p.

The contrary case is arguable that aerial attacks, guided by timespecific and accurate ground intelligence, would permit the leaders of insurgent and terrorist movements to be eliminated. As regards the problem of ‘collateral damage’, these can never be wholly avoided, even during ground operations, since innocent individuals will get caught in the crossfire. Proceeding further, there can, in theory, be two kinds of counter-insurgency operations for being adopted: the ‘swatthe-mole’ or the ‘inkblot’ strategy.

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