By T. V. Paul

South Asia, which is composed of 8 states of alternative sizes and functions, is characterised via excessive degrees of lack of confidence on the inter-state, intra-state, and human point: lack of confidence that's take place in either conventional and non-traditional safety problems—especially transnational terrorism fuelled by way of militant non secular ideologies.

To clarify what has triggered and contributed to the perpetual lack of confidence and human agony within the area, this publication engages students of diplomacy, comparative politics, old sociology, and fiscal improvement, between others, to bare and examine the main underlying and proximate drivers. It argues that the issues are pushed mostly by means of severe variables: the presence of weak states and weak cooperative interstate norms.

Based in this research and the conclusions drawn, the publication recommends particular rules for making the quarter safe and for constructing the durable inter- and intra-state cooperative mechanisms worthwhile for the perpetuation of that security.

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