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

by D Suba Chandran and PR Chari SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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This volume spans the entire range of armed conflicts in South Asia taking both inter-state and intra-state actors into account. It addresses three major security aspects in the region and mdash;armed conflict, peace audit and early warning and mdash;and evaluates the gap between the end of violence and the response to peace, assessing whether peace processes are fragile in the region. Highlighting the early warning of impending armed conflicts, the essays permit the placement of ameliorative measures for dealing with such a situation from a law and order perspective.

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

D. Suba Chandran is Director, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi. His primary area of research includes Pakistanas internal security, Afghanistan, and Jammu and Kashmir. He is currently working on Pakistan in the Next Decade and on Indo-Pak water conflicts, especially, Indus Water Governance. He is also working on aState Failure in South Asiaa, exploring what constitutes state failure/fragility in the South Asian context, especially focusing on stabilityainstability curve and failure in parts, and testing hypotheses of cyclic failure and functional anarchy. He is also Visiting Professor, Pakistan Studies Programme, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, and an Associate at the Pakistan Study Research Unit (PSRU), University of Bradford. He was the editor of Armed Conflicts in South Asia. 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 (1971a1975 and 1985a1988) in the Ministry of Defence. He retired from the position of Vice Chairman (Chief Executive) of the Narmada Valley Development Authority.