Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2012
Uneasy Stasis and Fragile Peace
Edited by D. Suba Chandran, P. R. Chari
Routledge India – 2013 – 252 pages
Sixth in the annual series, this volume examines the major trends in armed conflicts in South Asia during 2011, efforts towards conflict management undertaken by the State and their effectiveness, as also the road ahead. While focusing on the burning issues within the region, the volume looks into two important aspects of the conflict situation: conflict alert and peace audit. In providing critical policy recommendations to the State, the former anticipates early warning regarding an impending conflict and its potential transformation. The latter assesses the status of ceasefires and peace processes adopted by the respective countries.
The volume highlights the causes of armed conflicts in South Asia so as to facilitate concrete peace processes. In addition to essays addressing armed conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Myanmar, it includes a special section entitled 'Peace Audit'. This segment reviews and evaluates specific peace efforts undertaken in Jammu and Kashmir, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Northeast India, measures their successes and failures, and discusses the lessons that may be learnt from them. Further, it studies the nature of these peace processes, their effectiveness and the dangers of conflict relapse.
List of Tables and Figures. List of Abbreviations. Preface. Part I 1. Introduction: Review of Armed Conflicts in South Asia in 2011 P. R. Chari 2. Afghanistan in 2011 Mariam Safi 3. FATA & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2011 D. Suba Chandran 4. Northeast India in 2011: Meandering Pathways of Peace, Reconciliation and Development Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman 5. Myanmar in 2011: Beginning of Change? Bibhu Prasad Routray. Part II. Peace Audit 6. Peace Audit: Between Armed Conflict and Positive Peace D. Suba Chandran 7. Towards ‘Positive Peace’ in Jammu and Kashmir Ashok Bhan 8. Peace Processes: Poor Success in Northeast India Wasbir Hussain 9. Conflicts in South Asia, 2011–12: The Case of Nepal Nishchal N. Pandey 10. Auditing Peace in Sri Lanka: In Search of Sustainable Peace N. Manoharan. About the Editors. Notes on Contributors. Index
D. Suba Chandran is Director, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi.
P. R. Chari is Visiting Professor, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi.