|Small States and Regional Stability in South Asia
edited by Mohammad Humayun Kabir
ISBN 984 05 1748 1 2005 260pp 215x136mm HB Tk.475.00 US$27.00
Small States and Regional Stability in South Asia is a study of the status and role of small states in international affairs, particularly in the region. The book highlights the constraints and potentials of small states in contributing to regional peace, security, stability, and development. It presents the perspectives of the small states on the issues of nuclearisation in South Asia, globalisation and economic security, the global war on terrorism, common solutions to common problems, and democracy as a conflict management mechanism. The focus of the book is on Bangladesh as a small state in terms of its geopolitical location, psychogeography and economy.
The underlying theme of the book is to encourage a more active role for smaller South-Asian states in the promotion of peace in the region through non-violent alternatives.
Mohammad Humayun Kabir is Research Director, Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS), Dhaka, Bangladesh. He studied International Law at the Kiev State University, Ukraine, and International Relations at the University of Oxford. He was Research Scholar at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi and Research Fellow at the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), Colombo, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, and Senior Fulbright Fellow at Boston University, USA.
Kabir has to his credit a few monographs and a number of articles published in international journals.