Reading April 30th
This weeks reading is on trade between India and Sri Lanka with the help of the Free
Trade Agreement (FTA). The central argument argues that the ISLFTA is complicated to set up a
standard approach and understand its international econom
Sovereignty Tradeoffs and Regional Integration
Argument: debate over limits and possibilities of regional integration in S. Asia.-the language of interests
or ideas does not capture the forces that propel regional integration. There is something prior
March 5, 2012 Reading
The focus of the authors arguments is on re-designing Sri Lankas government from its
conflict from Civil War to Post Civil War. The author argues that Sri Lanka is in a state where
reform needs to occur. There are 3 paradoxical condi
Unpacking National Interest and Foreign Policy The interplay of Domestic factors and Systemic constraints in s.
The 2 terms in title define the arena of international politics which realists assume to be separate from the political
SAARC: Effective or Ineffective?
Pakistan and India have been in conflict throughout history since their independence from
Britain in August, 1947 (Blackwell, 1-39). The conflict began when India claimed the region of
Kashmir as a part of the
1. The neorealism and neoliberalism debate is an argument on how to approach and explain
international relations. Both neoliberalism and neorealism agree that the world follows an
anarchic system in which each state has sovereignty in its own region and t
Energy resources, immigration, and soft power are examples of factors that affect a states
foreign policy. Energy resources can be an important factor that a state may want to look at
when creating foreign policy because states want to work with other
Note: focus on the authors argument in the intro.
Background of conflict:
Absence of federalism and regional autonomy
The two sides were so far apart that neither one wanted to stop fighting
What is the cause for durability?
Ever time they would try to re
The more hostile you are to someone the more pressure is on you and the more defensive you get
Probability of Iran getting a weapon
Time (this is a graph)
If there is no external threat then less need to get a weapon; but if not, then its pretty high an
3 weeks to work on your paper proposal (april 2 nd is off to work on it)
Has to be focuses on the region (S. Asia)
Printed resources only
Sri Lankas Economic Relations with India
Focus on this weeks reading and on its relationship with Indi
The Kashmir Conflict has been a long-standing source of conflict between India and
Pakistan. According to the documentary called Crossing the Lines: Kashmir, Pakistan, and
India, the Kashmir conflict originated in 1947 when Britain gave up their rule t
Military and society
What is the current state of relations b/w military and society?
Want to have a civil government to control the government
How representatives is the military of civil society?
What effect is the War on Terrorism having on mil
Economic Cooperation & Security
Clarify if you read the assignment and analyze it (pick a theme and go with it)
Recommend you read the economist
Realism review: an international relation theory, approach to studying the
Structural Realism and South Asian Security
Note on homework: pick a topic and go with it. Say why it interested you and describe thoughts on it.
Dont have to summarize it all.
Founder: Kenneth Waltz
Structure of system: anarchy
Re-designing the Architecture of the State ? Sri Lankas Transition from Civil War to Post-Civil War State
3 paradoxical conditions of possibilities for state reform in the context of Sri Lankas ethno-political war.
1. Politics within ethnic majority commu
India is a federation with a parliamentary system governed under the Constitution of India, which serves
as the country's supreme legal document. It is aconstitutional republic and representative democracy, in
which "majority rule is tempered by minority
March 25s Reading
The authors argument in the first reading focused on the two terms national interest and
foreign policy in which he argues that realism have incomplete and distorted understanding of
these terms. Realism argues that domestic politics doe
Note the proposal-1.5-2 pages
Intro, body conlusion format
Clear topic-very narrow
Maybe how has _evolved over time (or with respect to an event)?
Need to have a thesis statement (argument to it)
If its an exploratory p
Jan 23rd Reading: Intro.
Chatterjees argument in the first two parts of the essay is that neo-realism and structural-realism
both fail to provide an all-inclusive theory of foreign policy that can work for regional and sub-regional
relationships between s
Reading for Week 2
The second section of our reading focuses on the India-Pakistan cooperation problem.
Though this, they explain their relationship through nuclearization and economic cooperation.
In the past, the two countries had little economic cooper
Chapter 7 International Relations Theory and the Political Economy of Trade
Intro: Talks about how INida and Pakistan are at each others throats again and again. Relations between
them are fragile and frequently change from that of peaceful trade to prepa
April 23rd Reading
This weeks reading was on the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
(SAARC). The author introduces the chapter by talking about how states in S. Asia began to try
to cooperate and what kind of cooperation can occur. It then i
April 16th Reading
In this weeks reading, the author argues that identity plays a big role in sovereignty in
which sovereignty tradeoffs may occur. The author introduces the chapter describing how a
states identity is connected to ideas and interests. Als
Reading for Feb. 20th
The focus of todays readings is on Americas Foreign Policy and its connection to India
and Pakistan. The authors argument is that American foreign policy plays a huge role in
Pakistans and Indias security relationship. Supposedly, th
In chapter 7 of our textbook, the author evaluates whether the economic cooperation and
trade between India and Pakistan has helped their relationship through Pakistans perspective.
Pakistan and India has been constantly in conflict since
Feb. 25th Reading
The authors central argument in this weeks reading is that civil military relations are
more than just the relationship between the military, state, and society. The problem is that it
does not encompass the evolution of politics and pol
Out of the several models that aim to resolve conflict and reform the constitution in Sri
Lanka, the Covenantal Model would work as the best solution for rebuilding Sri Lankas state.
According to Jayadeva Uyangoda, Sri Lanka needs three primary require
Pakistan and India has been in conflict throughout history since their independence from
Britain. There has been many attempts by both parties to resolve their differences and promote
peace but has ultimately failed. The South Asian Associa
Nuclear Deterrence Thinking in Pakistan
Week 3 Reading
The focus on this chapter is on Pakistans nuclear deterrence policy. The authors
argument is that Pakistan attempts to follow their minimum deterrence nuclear policy but has
many contradictions that m