Thursday, March 31, 2005

BANGLADESH: The trap of one-sided security focus

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"Security" and "threat" are cognate words and one may be forgiven for using them in a fungible manner. Any discourse on security must of necessity take into consideration the entire threat scenario and the consequent strategic footprint that would need to be studied by the strategic planners. Any discussion on Bangladesh's security scenario has to be done in the context of the regional developments, and that must also be done within several parameters like the reconcep-tualisation of the term "security," nature of future conflicts, and the special features of the South Asian system..................More