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Chowdhury, Iftekhar Ahmed

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Works: 63 works in 64 publications in 1 language and 62 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS335,
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Most widely held works by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury
WTO and RTAs : how the 'spaghetti bowl' impacts on global 'trade-meal' by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Panic in Pakistan : the makings of a meltdown? by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pakistan today is in the throes of a massive political impasse. There is a divisive dichotomy that places the Supreme Court and the Army on one side, and the civil government and the Parliament on the other. But all players have eschewed any unconstitutional cutting of the Gordian knot. This piece argues that the resolution to the apparently intractable conflict probably lies in early elections, consented to by all parties, and examines, briefly, the future prospects in that context, of the rising star in the Pakistani political firmament, Imran Khan
India-Pakistan ties : do signs of warming indicate climate change? by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tackling battlefield asymmetries : changing tactics in emerging insurgencies by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Myanmar : effecting positive changes by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hasina's visit to India and emerging Indo-Bangla relations : implications for the region by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh to India (10-13 January 2010) was extremely significant in the regional context. It brought the two vibrant democracies in South Asia ⁰́₃ Bangladesh and India ⁰́₃ close together and opened the way for their collaboration with Nepal and Bhutan. Throughout the visit India displayed an awareness of its disproportionately greater responsibility as the regional pre-eminent power, according ⁰́sovereign equality⁰́₉ to a less powerful neighbour, creating a new paradigm for intra-state relations in South Asia. Can this model be attractive enough for Pakistan to be drawn into a relationship of ⁰́₈trilateralism⁰́₉ including itself, Bangladesh and India?
Come September, Manmohan comes to Dhaka by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This brief is a curtain-raiser to the visit to Bangladesh by the Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, in September 2011. It argues that globalisation is leading to a change in mind-sets that, if taken advantage of during that event, would lead to positive and beneficial results for both countries. If India has a disproportionate responsibility to improve ties, Bangladesh also has its own share, for, as the Bengali saying goes, it takes two to clap hands
Maoism in Bangladesh : past, present and future by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The 'free market' and 'social concerns' : 'Asian values' and 'walking on two legs'! by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper is about the placement of the ideas pertaining to the free market against the matrix of social concerns. This includes care for those who are on the flip side of the success story of the contemporary capitalist system. Also, how this juxtaposition is tempered in this part of the world by the so-called 'Asian values', reflected in loyalty to the family, corporation, and nation, preference for social stability over personal freedom, the pursuit of academic excellence, and, generally, thrifty behaviour
The South Asian nuclear genie : out of the bottle, it can be useful by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Painful politics in 'paradise' : changes in the Maldives by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Maldives conjures up an image of paradise, with turquoise seawater lapping against the silver sands of a thousand idyllic islets! Alas, this serene picture does not portray its politics, whose volatility has not ceased to surprise observers. Even prior to formal independence from the British in 1965, a head of government, Mohammed Amin Didi was lynched by the public as he had fallen foul of the people. The three-decade-long rather repressive rule of President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who won six consecutive elections (all uncontested, with no chance of his losing any), saw a number of coup attempts, in 1980, 1983 and 1988. The last one required Indian support to be put down
Power-play of peers in the Pacific : a 'chimerican' chess game by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Of late there has been much talk of a new AirSea Battle Concept (ASBC), a synergising calibration of the two services enhancing punch and effectiveness on the part of the United States (US), to strategically engage adversaries in conflict situations. There was mention of this by the US Secretary of Defense at the recent Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. Though direct reference to China was eschewed, there was no doubt as to whom it was directed towards. The Chinese response for now was in words, but this article argues that it will come in kind, over time. The result could be a power-play in the naval arena of the Pacific between the two peers, the US and China, that could have the effect of destabilising a delicate equilibrium. In order for that not to happen, all actors involved would need to be circumspect and take special care. The room for unintended consequences will be large. Signals given and received, and perceptions in this connection, will be key in shaping behaviour
Multi-state groupings shaping the global scene : case study of European Union and Bangladesh by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper examines how evolving multi-state groupings such as the European Union are likely to shape international relations of the future. In doing so it analyses relations between one such grouping, the EU, and a state-actor, Bangladesh in South Asia, eventually extrapolating some more-generally applicable conclusions
India and Pakistan : breaking the ice by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Towards a world without nuclear arms : can 2010 be a year of hope? by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

US role in the 1971 Indo-Pak War : implications for Bangladesh-US relations by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The year 1971 witnessed a major redrawing of the map of South Asia. It saw the emergence of a new nation, which a few decades down the line became the world⁰́₉s sixth largest country in terms of population, the third largest Muslim State, a democracy, albeit a volatile one: Bangladesh. It was a bipolar world in those Cold War days, with two preponderantly dominant superpowers: the United States and the Soviet Union. After years of perceived exploitation by Pakistan of its eastern wing, East Pakistan, a rebellion, or a ⁰́struggle for liberation⁰́₉ as the latter liked to call it, had flared up, with initially tacit and later overt support from the regional pre-eminent power, India. It obtained the backing of the Soviet Union. Pakistan, led by its military ruler, President Yahya Khan, a General, endeavoured to suppress the uprising which eventually led it into a war with India. The ⁰́Bangladesh Movement⁰́₉ was being led by the Awami League (which had massively won the 1970 elections but was being denied transfer of power by a combination of Yahya and the Pakistani leader Zulfikar Ali Bhutto), whose head Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was incarcerated in Pakistani prison. Despite many predictions, its superpower ally the United States did not come down in its support unlike India⁰́₉s superpower ally the Soviet Union. 1 Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), an autonomous research
Pakistan and the not-so-distant thunder! by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pakistan, in many ways, is at a crossroads. The essay identifies the key players, and analyses the impact on the national politics of the major domestic and external actors. It seeks to discern the fundamental national spirit and values of the people of that country. It argues that it may well be that the main challenge is now up to the courts, to point to the appropriate path for the nation to take at this juncture
China-Pakistan relations : evolution of an 'all-weather friendship' by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A possible paradigm for Afghanistan's future by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the possible ways in which "individual state-interactions with Afghanistan, or among the state- and non-state actors, may be managed, organised and coordinated in such a fashion as to bring stability and harmony to Afghanistan, to the extent possible, when the ISAF forces are largely gone."
India-Pakistan dilemma : to talk or not to talk by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper looks at what can be done to ease the strained relations that have plagued India Pakistan relations for over the last six decades. The author states that war is no longer an option since both countries are nuclear powers and neither can win a total war. He therefore argues that it is better to talk and continue to talk even if initial talks fail
 
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