Since 1993, various international donors have poured money into a People-to-People (P2P) diplomacy programme in Palestine. This grassroots initiative – still funded by prominent external donors today – seeks to foster public engagement through contact and therefore remove deeply embedded barriers. This book examines the limited nature of this ‘contact’ and explains why the P2P framework, which was ostensibly concerned with the promotion of peace, ultimately served to reinforce conflict and power relations. The book is based on the author’s own experience of the solidarity activities during the First Intifada and her first-hand involvement as a coordinator of the P2P projects implemented during the 1990s. It provides a much-needed critical account of the internationally-sponsored peace process and develops new theoretical analyses of settler colonialism.
ISBN: 9781838603847 Publisher: I. B. TAURIS Subtitle: THE PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE DIPLOMACY PROGRAMME AND THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT Author: NADIA NASER-NAJJAB
While several books have examined the security challenges faced by India and Pakistan in isolation as well as the strategies they have each adopted in response, Subcontinent Adrift places the two sets of clashing outlooks, policies, and strategies together and analyzes the causes and consequences of the drift in South Asia. Subcontinent Adrift maps out and explains India and Pakistan’s respective interests, motivations, and long-term objectives from a contemporary perspective. Much has happened in the intervening period since the nuclear tests in 1998 that has shaped the rivalry between these two countries, including advances in their strategic capabilities, domestic political shifts, and changes in the global balance of power. Hence the book considers to what extent the “drifting” Subcontinent is affecting the political, military, and economic dynamics on the international stage and causing a “global drift”-described by Chester Crocker as a “disorderly mixture of turbulence and drift in relationships among the leading powers and key regional states.”
This study identifies the latent and emergent drivers behind the mounting acrimony in South Asia-notably, India’s ambitions as a “rising power” coupled with the resurgence of China and Pakistan’s strategic anxiety as the United States unmoors itself from Afghanistan and embraces India. India is similarly concerned as China advances its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) across the region, developing a network of economic and strategic hubs and bringing India’s neighbors into China’s embrace through its strategy of peripheral diplomacy. Countries in the region are attracted by the new opportunities offered through the BRI, which in turn undercuts India’s national objectives and provides new incentives for Pakistan to balance against India. Khan elucidates the intricacies of such external drivers vis-à-vis the internal factors of both countries and their ramifications in various scenarios.
Subcontinent Adrift will be a valuable addition to the fields of international relations, security studies, and Asian studies. This book is in the Rapid Communications in Conflict and Security Series (General Editor: Dr. Geoffrey R.H. Burn). ISBN: 9781638570639 Publisher: CAMBRIA PRESS Subtitle: STRATEGIC FUTURES OF SOUTH ASIA Author: FEROZ HASSAN KHAN
A wide-ranging and ambitious analysis of world events that challenge the status quo and provides a space for debate on global affairs. Obiter Dictum unlocks the thinking paradigm and compels one to reason on a rational basis, the events which invariably affect all spheres of life while making sense of global, diplomatic and political nuances and undertones. The book actuates freedom of thought and proffers solutions to theories and predispositions for an open, prosperous, tolerant and pluralistic society. Obiter Dictum will prove as a major work in history for generations to come.
Author: NAJM US SAQIB
ISBN: 9789692387309 ISBN: 9789692387309 Publisher: FELICITY HUB PUBLISHING Subtitle: A COLLECTION OF PUBLISHED OP-ED COLUMNS AND NEWS ANALYSIS Author: NAJM US SAQIB