Counter Terrorism in South Asia

Counter Terrorism in South Asia

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Author: Several Contributors
Publisher: Knowledge World
Year: 2011
Language: English
Pages: 208
ISBN/UPC (if available): 93-80502-59-1


Radicalism and militancy, political instability, State-terrorism nexus, and growing international interventions make South Asia amongst the most Complex Security terrains of this age.

Counter-terrorism in south Asia, an outcome of the ORF-Heritage Dialogue on responding to the pervasive phenomenon of terror, is a timely addition to the growing body of literature on terrorism in the region. The two-day dialogue, held in New Delhi in July 2010, involved faculty from Observer Research Foundation, The Heritage Foundation and eminent experts from the united states and Indian.

These chapters, authored by acclaimed security practitioners, foreign policy advisers and researchers, present a contemporary analysis of subjects such as ‘Af-Pak’ strategy, US-India cooperation, geopolitics of terrorism, insurgency, radicalization, and nuclear proliferation. Counter-Terrorism in South Asia will be extremely relevant to security practitioners, policy analysis and researchers.



Keynote Address by Shiv Shankar Menon
Foreword by Brajesh Mishra

1. Prospects for US-India Counter-Terrorism Cooperation – An Historical Perspective by Polly Nayak
2. Counter-Terrorism – The Indian Experience by Vikram Sood
3. Afghanistan-Pakistan – Lessons Learned and Future Directions by Lisa Curtis
4. Radical Influences in Institutional Structures and Armed Forces in the Region – An Assessment by Wilson John
5. Growing Alliance of Insurgent, Terrorist and Criminal Organisations – A Case Study of the Pakistan Taliban by Kaustav Dhar Chakrabarti
6. United States Experience with Domestic Terrorism Cases and Counter-Radicalisation by Sheriff Lee Baca, John Stedman and John Sullivan
7. Six Lessons from a Flawed “AfPAk” Strategy by Siddharth Varadarajan
8. Security Perspectives on the AfPak Region by Leela K. Ponappa
9. Reversing Pakistan’s Sponsorship of Militancy – A Strategy to Alter the Logic of Pakistan’s use of Terrorist Group as a Tool of Statecraft by Daniel Twining
List of Participants