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26 January 2010

Counterterrorism Cooperation in South Asia: History and Prospects


26 Jan 2010

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), Seattle, WA, US

"NBR Special Report (Dec 2009) 'Counterterrorism Cooperation in South Asia: History and Prospects' [by] Sumit Ganguly.
Given the persistent and transnational nature of terrorism in South Asia, the region's countries share a common interest in cooperating on counterterrorism. This report examines the history of terrorism in South Asia, past attempts at counterterrorism cooperation, and challenges facing regional cooperation. Sumit Ganguly also discusses several strategies and policies for a more effective regional approach to counterterrorism in South Asia."

"MAIN FINDINGS: * Two discernable patterns emerge from the cases of terrorism in South Asia. First, these cases all involve indigenous uprisings that turned to the use of terrorism. Second, every case saw external intervention frequently exacerbating the original conflicts, prolonging their duration, and dramatically expanding their scope.
# There are few examples of effective regional counterterrorism cooperation in the region. South Asian states have been more prone to use terrorist proxies to achieve foreign and security policy goals rather than evince any willingness to engage in viable counterterrorism cooperation.
# Weak regional institutional frameworks, the long history of discord, conflict and distrust among the South Asian states, and organizational weaknesses of counterterrorism capabilities present significant barriers to regional counterterrorism cooperation.
# The prospects of counterterrorism cooperation in South Asia are distinctly mixed. Though the possibilities for Indo-Pakistani counterterrorism cooperation in the foreseeable future are negligible, there are limited prospects for cooperation between Bangladesh and India, Sri Lanka and India, and Nepal and India."

URL http://www.nbr.org/publications/element.aspx?id=412

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