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Shared Goals, Converging Interests: A Plan for U.S.-Australia-India Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific
November 3, 2011
Lisa Curtis, Walter Lohman, Rory Medcalf, Lydia Powell, Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Andrew Shearer

The U.S., Australia, and India face common challenges and opportunities in the Indo-Pacific region that are defined by their shared values and interests. These include sea-lane security, counterterrorism, nonproliferation, and disaster relief.

Counter-Terrorism in South Asia

Radical Influences in Institutional Structures and Armed Forces in the Region: An Assessment
August 2, 2011
Wilson John

This paper is an examination of the complex challenges posed by the presence of radicalised elements in the state institutions that are, otherwise, expected to play a critical role in any effective, long-term counter-terrorism strategy.

Radical Islam

Radical Islam's Long War in Pakistan: An Assessment
July 29, 2011
Wilson John

The interpretation of security through the prism of Any attempt to understand the developments taking place in Pakistan and Afghanistan by viewing them solely through a security prism is bound to fail.

The Globalisation and Climate Change Paradox

The Globalisation and Climate Change Paradox: Implications for South Asian Security
July 11, 2011
Samir Saran

The interpretation of security through the prism of Westphalia1 for the past three centuries now stands under scrutiny. Traditional state-centric security narratives are giving way to a more complex discussion on security.

Chevening Fellowships Economics of Climate Change: A Global Perspective

Responding to Change: Searching for a Path through the Climate Haze
June 27, 2011
Samir Saran

For an emerging economy like India, the response to climate change will be shaped by a number of dynamic factors, complementary and competing at different junctures. The contours of this response will be determined by geopolitical power-play; economic growth; consumer behaviour; poverty and social justice; the influence of incumbent and new businesses; governance and political leadership at the centre and the provinces - and most importantly the ability to attract and generate finances.

Radical Islam

Radical Islam in India? Not Really
June 13, 2011
Saeed Naqvi

Islam did not come to India Laden with the bitterness of the Crusades. To India, it brought in a certain vigour which was tempered, moulded, reshaped in the higher civilisational crucible of Hinduism.

Radical Islam

Competing with the Liberal Ethos of India
June 7, 2011
Samir Saran and Hemant Nair

The terrorist attacks on Mumbai on November 26, 2008 (26/11) have been placed alongside other jihadi terrorist acts, like those of 9/11 in New York and '7/7' in London, by the mass media and policy makers.

Radical Islam

Islam, WMDs and Al Qaeda's Final Goals
May 31, 2011
Wilson John

This article is a broad enquiry into the possibility of radical Salafi groups like Al Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) subverting Pakistan's nuclear assets through rogue state or non-state actors by invoking religious rationalisation for such an act.

Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Development, Energy Security and Climate Security
May 24, 2011
Rajan Gupta, Harihar Shankar and Sunjoy Joshi

This paper investigates two aspects of the energy-climate challenge faced by India. It first examines the country's energy security in the light of the anticipated growth in power generation to maintain 8-10 per cent annual growth in GDP. Second, it examines possible realistic options for mitigation and adaptation that India can propose for the ongoing climate negotiations.

Radical Islam

Radical Islam in South Asia and Implications for the Region
May 20, 2011
Vikram Sood

Western discourse on radical Islam in the past has tended to concentrate on the Arab world, and the effects of this phenomenon in their part of the world. There was little discussion on the South Asian region except for a few debates, which were more in relation to Al Qaeda terrorism, about radicalism in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It has been overlooked that the poorest and the largest number of Muslims live in the South Asian subcontinent, totalling around 480 million in three countries - India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Counter-Terrorism in South Asia

Growing Alliance of Insurgent, Terrorist and Criminal Organisations - A Case Study of The Pakistan Taliban
May 17, 2011
Kaustav Dhar Chakrabarti

This paper attempts to explain the increased violence in Pakistan by studying the dynamic alliance between different insurgent, terrorist, and criminal groups based in the country. Theoretical definitions distinguish the three groups, based on their level of involvement in mass civil action, among other factors. A case study of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, the focal group involved in violence inside Pakistan, describes the nature of the networks in detail.

Radical Islam

Radical Islam in Europe
May 13, 2011
Ashok Singh

Over the last three decades, a particularly radicalised form of selfawareness has manifested itself amongst Muslim societies in many parts of the world. In the long journey of Muslim radical thought, the contemporary period seems to represent a distinct phase. In studying its development amongst European Muslims, we must take note of the fact that the Muslim Diaspora in the cities of Europe have experienced an unique set of influences, which have transformed the Muslim thinking on their identity, and pushed some of them to take a radical stance.