Overview for SAARC : Challenges Ahead
SAARC, a regional organisation is small but significant in its own right. Its importance lies in its strategic value and the special position, that its area of operationâ€”the South Asian regionâ€”holds. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) includes only seven nations, some of them small in size and population. But this does not lessen its relevance in the new world order and the role it aims to play in the continental and global perspective. All the seven member countries, though independent and sovereign, have a common past heritage and culture. By and large these form a homogeneous region, more or less like Western Europe or Central Asia. In fact SAARC stands for a unified geographical and economic entity on the pattern of European Union. However, at the moment, in view of the slow pace of developments, it is a distant dream. This book discusses SAARC as a living and developing organisation in its totality, which makes it comprehensive and exhaustive. All scholars, academics, researchers, students and the general readers alike, should find it useful and friendly.
M H Syed (Editor)
Dr. M.H. Syed, an academic and scholar in his own right, is basically a political scientist. He has further diversified his interests into research and serious studies in subjects like History, International Relations, Human Rights etc. An M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. in Political Science, M.A. in English Literature, diploma in International Relations and Diploma in Journalism. He began his career as a feature writer in All India Radio and Press Information Bureau. Later, he was associated with United News of India and Times of India. He has also edited several periodicals and penned dozens of articles for esteemed dailies and weeklies., apart from participating in various seminars and symposia. As an author, he has several books to his credit, in addition to dozens edited by him for reputed publishers. An established name in literary circles, Dr. Syed is totally devoted to research and writing.