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NBR Reports (Jun 2011)

Ecological and Nontraditional Security Challenges in South Asia

Dennis Pirages, Farooq Sobhan, Stacy D. VanDeveer and Li Li

In 2009, under the aegis of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Asia Security Initiative, the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) launched a three-year initiative to examine opportunities for cooperation on shared nontraditional security concerns as potential building blocks toward developing a viable regional security architecture for South Asia. This NBR Special Report is the first of a series of reports to be published through the course of 2011 drawing on papers prepared for the project’s first phase.

Table of Contents

Ecological Security: A Framework for Analyzing Nontraditional Security Issues
Dennis Pirages

Nontraditional Security Challenges in South Asia
Farooq Sobhan

Environmental Security and Disaster Management in South Asia: Initial Thoughts on Implications for the United States
Stacy D. VanDeveer

Nontraditional Security and China’s Relations with South Asia
Li Li and Mallika Joseph

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