Perilous Human Security in South Asia: Are There Ways Out?
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This Strategy Research Project critically examines the prevailing threats to human security in the South Asia Region. The paper argues that the human security situation in the region is perilous, and could lead to a regional or even global crisis in the immediate future. The paper recognizes overpopulation, poverty, illiteracy, poor governance, and environmental degradation to be the prime causes of this precarious situation. The paper argues that the human security situation in different countries of South Asia is deteriorating fast, and immediate measures are essential. Suggesting plausible initiatives to be taken at the national and regional level, the paper further argues that the nascent democracies of South Asia are not, by themelves, in a position to deal with such an enormous issue. Regional initiatives are hindered by prevailing regional political dynamics, especially the age-old rivalry between India and Pakistan. The international community must join together immediately to help head off this problem. Delaying these initiatives could readily result in humanitarian disaster -- not only for the region, but for the world as well.
- Government and Political Science
- Sociology and Law
- Environmental Health and Safety