Accession Number : ADA192495

Title :   Security of Small States, Problems of the States of the South Asian Region and Bangladesh's Options for Security,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Badruzzaman, Syed

PDF Url : ADA192495

Report Date : 10 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : As part of the Military Studies Program at the U.S. Army War College, I have tried to analyze the security of small states, the problems of the states of the South Asian Region and Bangladesh's options for security, and also I have tried to give some measures to overcome the problems of South Asian Region. During my course of studies, I have noticed that all countries, big or small have their own security problems. There is a natural tendency on the part of bigger powers to view different parts of the world only through the eyes of the countries of that region. The problems and susceptibilities of small nations tend to get overlooked and are forced into the background. If bigger regional powers are affected by the policies and strategies of the two superpowers, smaller nations have to adjust themselves with fewer options at their disposal. Essentially, most of the possible options would require a greater degree of regional cooperative approaches, measures, and mechanisms. The important element of this aspect is that the regional approach should be oriented towards autonomous arrangements amongst the sovereign states of the region concerned rather than under any great power patronage. Only such an approach can satisfy the requirements of national security.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *SOUTH ASIA, ASIA, NATIONS, POLICIES, SECURITY, SOUTH(DIRECTION), INDIA, PAKISTAN, SRI LANKA

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE