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Policy Papers - November 05, 2012

A Good Office? Twenty Years of UN Mediation in Myanmar

Anna Magnusson and Morten B. Pedersen

The UN Secretary-General’s good offices on Myanmar, now in their twentieth year, have been one of the longest such diplomatic efforts in the history of the organization. With Myanmar now in the midst of major political, economic, and social reforms, and questions invariably being raised about the future of those “offices,” it is an opportune time to revisit the history 

 

Books - September 15, 2010

Political Violence in South and Southeast Asia

edited by Itty Abraham, Edward Newman and Meredith L. Weiss

Assassinations, riots, state violence—these are some of the topics addressed in a new book, Political Violence in South and Southeast Asia, which features a chapter about Bangladesh by IPI Senior Policy Analyst Naureen Chowdhury Fink

 

Policy Papers - May 10, 2009

Countering Terrorism in South Asia

Naureen Chowdhury Fink, Eric Rosand, and Jason Ipe

Horrific acts of terrorism, such as the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai, underscore the regional nature of the terrorist threat in South Asia, and they point to a need for greater cooperation within the region to address it.  

 

Policy Papers - September 15, 2006

Development and Security in the Pacific Island Region

M. Anne Brown

Pacific Island states face serious challenges and dilemmas, as a series of crises in the region indicate. Across the region, countries struggle with significant problems of state capacity, including poor leadership, poor governance and weak links between state institutions and community life and values.  

 

Policy Papers - August 14, 2005

Kashmir: From Persistence to Progress?

Cyrus Samii

From the Executive Summary: Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has been a continual bone of contention, the object of three wars and a theater of engagement in a fourth war, between the two countries.