Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2011
The Promise and Threat of Transformation
Edited by D. Suba Chandran, P. R. Chari
Routledge India – 2012 – 310 pages
Fourth in the annual series, this volume reviews the transformative changes which have emerged in the armed conflicts in South Asia in 2010, several of these with long and convoluted histories, including the conflicts in Jammu & Kashmir, northeast India and the Naxalite movement in central India; as also issues of autonomy in Balochistan, the FATA region in Pakistan, the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh, and the Terai foothills in Nepal.
The book examines whether armed conflicts have transformed since their inception; or only metamorphosed into the sullen acceptance that could usher future violence. While conflicts in South Asia have been interspersed with peace efforts, the book looks at the complex trajectories that such attempts have taken. Specifically, it identifies three regions where most significant transformative trends were witnessed in South Asia in 2010: conflict-ridden Sri Lanka, Af-Pak and the Naxalite regions of India.
Part I. Armed Conflicts in South Asia 1. Armed Conflicts in South Asia: The Emerging Dimensions P. R. Chari 2. Afghanistan: Beginning of the Transition? Shanthie Mariet D’Souza 3. FATA & KP: Drone Attacks and Suicide Terrorism D. Suba Chandran 4. J&K: Upsurge? Kavita Suri 5. Northeast India: Turn towards a Sustainable Peace? Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman 6. Naxal Violence: Resurgence or Desperation? Rajat Kumar Kujur Part II. Conflict Transformation and Early Warnings 7. Conflict Transformation, Early Warnings and Conflict Alerts: An Introduction D. Suba Chandran 8. Jammu and Kashmir: Is the Violence Returning? Ashok Bhan 9. Northeast: From Insurgency to Terrorism? Wasbir Hussain 10. Nepal: Old Conflict, New Issues Nishchalnath Pandey 11. Sri Lanka: Search for Peace with Lions and without Tigers N. Manoharan 12. Fundamentalist Violence: Will It Expand? Radha Vinod Raju 13. Naxal Conflict: Will It Spread further into Rest of India? Medha Chaturvedi and P.G. Rajamohan. About the Editors. Notes on Contributors. Index
D. Suba Chandran is Director, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi.
P. R. Chari is Research Professor, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi.