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Global Challenge of Terrorism

 
V.D. Chopra (Editor)
Synopsis Since the September 11, 2001 strikes on World Trade Centre in New York and subsequent tragic events in India—attacks on Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, on Indian Parliament (13 December) and growing trend to cross-border terrorism, the threat to international peace and stability, of South Asia in particular has assumed a dangerous proportion. In this volume nearly two dozen intellectuals and experts have contributed papers on rise of global terrorism—its strategic, geopolitical, socio-economic and ideological roots. This book brings into sharp focus how global terrorism has developed into a pyramid with various layers. To demolish this pyramid it is not enough to look at its hard surface of terroristic actions including human bombs. The hard surface needs to be demolished. Let us not make any bones about it. However, from the long-term point of view socio-economic, political and ideological roots of this have to be destroyed. This requires a determined political will. This is the main theme of this book.
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About the author

V.D. Chopra

V.D. Chopra began his innings, as Head of Economics Department in D.A.V. College in Rawalpindi. He was a political activist and a freedom fighter. In 1939, he was sentenced to 18 months, imprisonment for pulling down the Union Jack. In 1941, he was detained in the notorious Lahore Fort. He was again arrested under Defence of India Rules in 1942-43. The allegation against him was that he was organizing subversive activities in the armed services. He presented academic papers in various international seminars such as in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and erstwhile Soviet Union. He worked for Link weekly and Patriot daily for three decades in various capacities and rose to become the chief editor. He covered Arab-Israel war from Cairo and Indo-Pak conflicts in 1965 and 1971. He has been awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Peace Prize for his book India and the Socialist World in 1984. At present, he is Vice-President of the International Institute for Asia-Pacific Studies, New Delhi. He has authored and edited a large number of books during the last 20 years. The books relevant to the present volume include Agony of Punjab (1984), Studies in Indo-Pak Relations (1984), India’s Unity and Security Challenges (1984), South Asia in Transition: Conflicts and Tensions (1986), Religious Fundamentalism in Asia (1994), Genesis of Regional Conflicts (1995), Afghanistan and Asian Stability (1998), and Rise of Terrorism and Secessionism in Eurasia (2001).

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Bibliographic information

Title Global Challenge of Terrorism
Author V.D. Chopra
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 812120805X
length xvi+324p., Tables; References; Appendices; Index; 22cm