Overview for Pakistan and Afghanistan: The (in)Stability Factor in India's Neighbourhood
The present volume comes out of a conference held by the IFPS in collaboration with CPWAS at Calcutta University in March 2012. The volume comprises of eight essays highlighting on various approaches to the question of instability in India’s western neighbourhood, and what it could mean for India. The issues covered include the domestic dynamics of Pakistan, Afghanistan, the extent to which these have a bearing on the foreign policy of the Government of India, and the economic and social cost extracted by the aura of instability that has come to characterise the neighbourhood. Contents Introduction Theorising the War on Terror: The Limits of Realism Pakistan and Afghanistan: Of Instability and Umbilical Ties Dragon Splashing the Muddy Water: China in South Asian Region India’s Afghan Policy: America’s Victory to Pakistan’s Quagmire Urban Vulnerabilities in ‘post-conflict’ Afghanistan Pashtunwali and its Impact on Insurgency and Reconciliation Efforts in Afghanistan Economic Impact of Terrorism:Case of South Asia Post 9/11 Cinematic Interpretations of Terrorism-Images, Identity and Impressions In Hindi Cinema.
Kingshuk Chatterjee (Editor)
Mr. Kingshuk Chatterjee is an Assisant Professor at the Department of History. Calcutta University and is the Deputy Director, Pakistan and West Asia Studies of the Department. He is associated with the Institute of Foreign Police Studies of the Calcutta University, and looks after its west Asia programme. Chatterjee specialises in the politics of the Middle East and Political Islam in the modern world. He is the author of Ali Shariati and the Shaping of Political Islam in Iran.