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Sheikh Hasina Government’s India policy: a three-level game? (2015)
Journal Article
Chakma, B. (2015). Sheikh Hasina Government’s India policy: a three-level game?. Journal of Asian security and international affairs, 2(1), 27-51. doi:10.1177/2347797014565291

This article seeks to analyze the sources of the Sheikh Hasina government’s India-positive foreign policy approach from theoretical and empirical standpoints. Theoretically, it engages three broad schools of thought and their competing claims about s... Read More

The post-colonial state and minorities: ethnocide in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh (2010)
Journal Article
Chakma, B. (2010). The post-colonial state and minorities: ethnocide in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 48(3), (281-300). doi:10.1080/14662043.2010.489746. ISSN 1466-2043

This paper argues that ethnocide in post-colonial states can be located in the interplay of three processes: (1) nation-building and development visions of the bureaucratic state; (2) the struggle for autonomy by the minorities; and (3) militarised p... Read More

Escalation control, deterrence diplomacy and America's role in South Asia's nuclear crises
Journal Article
Chakma, B. Escalation control, deterrence diplomacy and America's role in South Asia's nuclear crises. Contemporary Security Policy, 33(3), (554-576). doi:10.1080/13523260.2012.727684. ISSN 1352-3260

This article assesses the significance of American diplomatic intervention in the de-escalation of two South Asian nuclear crises – the 1999 Kargil conflict and the 2001–2002 military standoff. The American role in those crises is often referred to a... Read More