South Asia Strategic, Security, and State Fragility Program

South Asia Strategic, Security, and State Fragility Program

The courses within this program will impart an in-depth understanding of the strategic and security challenges to the political stability in South Asia with a focus on the constantly evolving religious, social, ethnic, and linguistic identities and political perspectives of South Asia. Moreover, the respective courses in this program will also deliver professional and policy relevant knowledge about the impact of these shifting dynamics on political stability and state fragility; current and potential armed secessionist movements; extreme Left Movements such as Naxalism (i.e. communism) in India; religious extremism and Islamic terrorism; political instability in Pakistan; and the enduring strategic rivalry between India and Pakistan.