ORF has launched a new book -- Counter Terrorism in South Asia. The book, released by Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament, is a collection of papers and proceedings of the ORF-Heritage Foundation Counter Terrorism Dialogue held in Delhi last year. The ORF-Heritage Foundation Counter-Terrorism Dialogue, that took place in New Delhi on July 20-21, 2010, brought together top Indian experts led by Ambassador M. Rasgotra, President, ORF Centre for International Relations and a distinguished American delegation led by The Heritage Foundation's Vice President for Foreign and Defence Policy Studies, Dr. Kim Holmes, to exchange ideas for expanding US-India counter-terrorism cooperation.
The main themes of the conference included the differing policy approaches of Washington and New Delhi in grappling with terrorist threats; growing alliances among insurgent groups, criminal networks, and terrorists; lessons learned from the Obama Administration's Afghanistan-Pakistan policies in its first eighteen months in office; influence of radicalism in the institutional structures and armed forces in the region; and nuclear and non-nuclear threats to India and the US from transnational terrorist groups.
1. Prospects for US-India Counter-Terrorism Cooperation: An Historical Perspective, Polly Nayak
2. Counter-Terrorism: The Indian Experience, Vikram Sood
3. Afghanistan-Pakistan: Lessons Learned and Future Directions, Lisa Curtis
4. Radical Influences in Institutional Structures and Armed Forces in the Region: An Assessment, Wilson John
5. Growing Alliance of Insurgent, Terrorist and Criminal Organisations – A Case Study of the Pakistan Taliban, Kaustav Dhar Chakrabarti
6. United States Experience with Domestic Terrorism Cases and Counter-Radicalisation, Sheriff Lee Baca, John Stedman and John Sullivan
7. Six Lessons from a Flawed 'AfPak' Strategy, Siddharth Varadarajan
8. Security Perspectives on the AfPak Region, Leela K. Ponappa
9. Reversing Pakistan's Sponsorship of Militancy: A Strategy to Alter the Logic of Pakistan's Use of Terrorist Groups as a Tool of Statecraft, Daniel Twining