Accession Number : ADA326494

Title :   Security Challenges for Small States in the New World Order: Options for Nepal.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research paper,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Thapa, Pyar Jung

PDF Url : ADA326494

Report Date : 04 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The post cold war period is marked by a new multi-dimensional strategic environment giving new focus to international relations and security of small states. Though the US is the only superpower, the world is moving to multipolarity and interdependence where regional powers and international systems have an increasingly powerful role. In such an environment small states are finding themselves even more vulnerable. This paper analyzes the security challenges small states face in the evolving new world order and suggests viable security options for small states in general and Nepal in particular. It analyzes the special characteristics of small states and their vulnerability to both traditional and new forms of threats. It relates national interests with world order and makes an in depth study of the security systems of balance of power and collective security from the perspective of a small state. It analyzes Nepal's regional and internal security environment as well as her historical setting and national interests. The paper then applies the concepts of security systems in the context of Nepal to determine viable security options.

Descriptors :   *SECURITY, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, *NEPAL, GLOBAL, ENVIRONMENTS, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, THREATS, VULNERABILITY, VIABILITY, COLD WAR, POSTWAR OPERATIONS, MULTIPOLARITY.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE