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South Asia and the War on Terrorism

 
Dipankar Banerjee (Editor) Gert W Kueck (Editor)
Synopsis The terrorist attacks on the US on 9/11, has affected and will continue to affect profoundly the world, no matter how one looks at it. There are differing views on its global impact as well as its consequences and only time will tell which opinions prevail. But, its impact on South Asia has been and will continue to be very high for a long period of time. Both as a possible locale of its origin as well as the scene of the immediate war on terror, the countries in South Asia have experienced deeply the impact of these developments. South Asia felt the impact of these developments not merely as the focus of the military response, there were other and more immediate consequences as well. Tourism to South Asia dropped dramatically, international investments fell, trade and commerce suffered a setback with apparel exports to the US in particular reducing sharply. Other consequences as well. Tourism to South Asia dropped dramatically, international investments fell, trade and commerce suffered a setback with apparel exports to the US in particular reducing sharply. Other consequences directly or indirectly linked to 9/11 were, the intensification of the war on terror in Jammu and Kashmir, resurgence of internal violence in Nepal and the beginning of a fragile peace in Sri Lanka. In lesser or greater degree all felt its impact for better or worse.
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About the authors

Dipankar Banerjee

Major General Dipankar Banerjee: Director, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi. Has followed an academic and research career and headed important research institutions in India and in the region. His research interests include peace, cooperative security, confidence building and non-proliferation; subject in which he has written and published extensively. He has written and published extensively. He was the UN Consultant on the Conventional Arms Register in 2000 and from 2000-2003 was the member of the International Adivsory committee of the ICRC.

Gert W Kueck

Prof. Gert W. Kueck is the Resident Representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, and independent non profit-making German association, to India since 1993. Being a student of developmental economics and political science, he achieved some knowledge in the field of oriental studies too. After he graduated with a PhD in economics, he stated an impressive academic career teaching international trade and economic relations with special reference to Afro-Asian and Latin American countries. Several times and for many years, he was able to enrich his academic experience by various practical activities, mainly as an advisor to big companies and in the framework of the United Nations system. He has participated actively in a great number of important conferences at the multinational level and has authored a number of books as well as contributed to scientific journals.

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Title South Asia and the War on Terrorism
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8188353027
length 242p.