Asia/Pacific

Non-Western Perspectives on Constitutional Supremacy

Non-Western Perspectives on Constitutional Supremacy

Greater flexibility, vulnerability, and uncertainty differentiate constitutional supremacy in non-Western countries such as Turkey and India from Western nations.

‘Alternative Development’ as a Policy to Combat Illegal Drug Production

‘Alternative Development’ as a Policy to Combat Illegal Drug Production

Alternative development programmes, and supply-side policies in general, have been ineffective in combating illegal drug production at the national and regional level.

Victim-Politics and Post-Conflict Foreign Policy in Rwanda and Sri Lanka

Victim-Politics and Post-Conflict Foreign Policy in Rwanda and Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka and Rwanda elicit a sense of victimhood upon which their respective foreign policies have been built.

The Incompatibility of COIN Warfare and Nation-Building in Iraq and Afghanistan

The Incompatibility of COIN Warfare and Nation-Building in Iraq and Afghanistan

The disjuncture between kinetic elements of American COIN doctrine and the nation-building mission inherent to ‘new’ conflicts lies at the root of ongoing difficulties.

Will Japan Become a Nuclear Weapons Power?

Will Japan Become a Nuclear Weapons Power?

Japan’s non-nuclear policy appears to be a pragmatic realisation of numerous domestic factors, perceptions of regional security, and faith in the US alliance.

UN Peacekeeping: Bangladesh, India and Pakistan’s Troop Contributions

UN Peacekeeping: Bangladesh, India and Pakistan’s Troop Contributions

From a realist perspective, the impressive devotion of top-troop contributors to UN Peacekeeping is rooted in several political, professional, and economic motivations.

The Pursuit of Strategic Stability: An OSCE-like Infrastructure For South Asia

The Pursuit of Strategic Stability: An OSCE-like Infrastructure For South Asia

Modeling a multinational organization on the example of the OSCE is an ideal method for achieving improved regional security for the states in South Asia.

A Tale of Two Partitions: The First Indo-Pakistani War and the Palestine War

A Tale of Two Partitions: The First Indo-Pakistani War and the Palestine War

The potentiality of statehood provided by partition filled the nation building fervor of Hindus, Muslims, Arabs, and Jews.

The Weakening of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Weakening of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is at best a compromise for indigenous peoples, at worst an attempt by states to maintain structures of injustice.

Uneven and Combined Development & World Systems Analysis: A Combined Approach

Uneven and Combined Development & World Systems Analysis: A Combined Approach

‘World-systems Analysis’ & ‘Uneven and Combined Development’ – when combined & further theorised – provide an illuminating approach to the global system’s functioning.

Indian-occupied Kashmir?

Indian-occupied Kashmir?

In order for the Indian Army to be held accountable for its actions in Kashmir, the people of India must be aware of and sensitised to the human rights abuses committed.

Sino-US Contestation over Regional Hegemony in the Asia-Pacific

Sino-US Contestation over Regional Hegemony in the Asia-Pacific

Although a hegemonic transition remains unlikely within the next two decades, the Asia-Pacific will be a region of Sino-U.S. power competition and increasing instability.