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Chowdhury, Iftekhar Ahmed

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Works: 63 works in 64 publications in 1 language and 62 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury
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
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

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
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
Bangladesh and Paschim Banga : 'why this Kolaveri Di?' by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( Book )

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

Over the past few years Bangladesh and India have been painstakingly developing their bilateral relations. There was indeed a possibility that thereby a model of good neighbourliness could be created worthy of emulation in the rest of South Asia. Suddenly the appearance in the scene of the new Chief Minister of the State of West Bengal in the Indian Union appears to have thrown a spanner in the works. All developments in the area seem to be hostage to her perception of the self-interest of her State, vis-a-vis both New Delhi and Dhaka. As a result, the burgeoning relationship between Bangladesh and India, already characterised by a complex mix of reason and passion and subject to the vicissitudes of domestic politics in both countries, stands threatened. Much hard work and deep innovative thinking by both sides will be needed to successfully overcome the newly created impediments
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
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
Zardari's pilgrimage to Ajmer : is time for a thaw in relations nigh? by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( Book )

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

The most strikingly remarkable feature of the visit of the Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to India on 8 April 2012 is that it took place at all! Analysts generally would agree that the level of the current understanding (or the lack thereof) between the two countries would not extend to the felt need for warm hospitality to be accorded by one to the other. Yet this has happened. It does not necessarily signal a thaw in relations between the two often-implacable South Asian protagonists. But it certainly points to the palpable desire on both sides for such a phenomenon to begin
Sri Lanka and Europe : then and now by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( Book )

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

This paper reviews the use of social media by the Indian government in implementing various governmental policies
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

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

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?
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

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
Non-profileration versus disarmament : a destabilising dichotomy 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

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
Non-proliferation and WMD debate : the relevance to South Asia by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( )

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

This paper looks at the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and the non-proliferation process and examines the particular relevance of these for South Asia. He argues that, in order for the non-proliferation process to be more successful, the involved institutions must reevaluate the existing treaties and accommodate South Asia, especially India and Pakistan, in order to help protect 'weaker' countries
Foundations of Bangladesh's economic development : politics of aid by Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury( )

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

This study discusses Bangladesh and its acceptance of foreign aid since it gained independence from Pakistan in 1971. In particular, the author examines the country's need for external assistance following independence; its sources of aid; and the pressures exerted on Bangladesh by donors in their provision of aid and the implications of aid for the country's economic sovereignty. He also explores domestic debates in Bangladesh on aid and the ramifications the country's acceptance of aid has had for its external relations
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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