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The South Asia papers: a critical anthology of writings by Stephen Philip Cohen

The South Asia papers: a critical anthology of writings by Stephen Philip Cohen

Cohen, Stephen P., 1936- author

"Stephen Philip Cohen, the scholar who virtually created the field of South Asian security studies, has curated a unique collection of the most interesting and important articles, chapters, and speeches from his fifty-year career. Cohen, often described as the "dean" of U.S. South Asian studies, is a dominant figure in the fields of military history, military sociology, and South Asia's strategic emergence. This exceptional collection includes material that have never appeared in book form, including Cohen's original essays on the region's military history, the transition from British rule to independence, the role of the armed forces in India and Pakistan, the pathologies of India-Pakistan relations, South Asia's growing nuclear arsenal, and America's fitful (and forgetful) regional policy. These original writings show how Cohen developed a still-relevant theory of regional conflict, and how his views evolved over the years-tracking the development of South Asian security studies"-- Provided by publisher

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Published Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press 2016
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ISBN: 0815728344, 0815728417, 9780815728337, 9780815728344, 9780815728412
Note: Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 14, 2016).
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 384 pages)
Subject: United States.; South Asia Foreign relations United States.; South Asia Military policy.; South Asia Strategic aspects.; Politics and government.; South Asia Foreign relations.; Military policy.; India Foreign relations Pakistan.; United States Foreign relations South Asia.; Pakistan Foreign relations India.; India.; South Asia.; POLITICAL SCIENCE World Asian.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Political Freedom & Security International Security.; Pakistan.; Diplomatic relations.; POLITICAL SCIENCE International Relations Arms Control.; South Asia Politics and government.; Strategic aspects of individual places.
Uniform Title: Works. Selections. 2016


  1. Approaching India's Military and Security Policy, with a Detour through Disaster Studies
  2. Rulers and Priests : A Study of Cultural Control
  3. Issue, Role, and Personality : The Kitchener-Curzon Dispute
  4. Subhas Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army
  5. The Untouchable Soldier : Caste, Politics, and the Indian Army
  6. The Military
  7. Toward a Great State in Asia?
  8. The State Is Dead : Long Live the Armed Ethnic Group
  9. Solving Proliferation Problems in a Regional Context : South Asia
  10. State Building in Pakistan
  11. The Jihadist Threat to Pakistan
  12. India and Pakistan
  13. Kashmir : The Roads Ahead
  14. The Reagan Administration and India : Right for the Right Reasons?
  15. The Critical Dimensions of a Possible U.S. Strategic Partnership with India
  16. How a Botched U.S. Alliance Fed Pakistan's Crisis.