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The BRI and Sino-Indian geo-economic competition in Bangladesh: Coping strategy of a small state (2019)
Journal Article
Chakma, B. (in press). The BRI and Sino-Indian geo-economic competition in Bangladesh: Coping strategy of a small state. Strategic Analysis,

This article explains the Sino-Indian geo-economic competition in Bangladesh in the wake of the former’s launching of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013. Beijing intends to fund various large-scale infrastructure projects in Bangladesh under... Read More

SAARC and region-building: is South Asia a region? (2018)
Journal Article
Chakma, B. (2018). SAARC and region-building: is South Asia a region?. Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, 14(2), 189-205. doi:10.1080/19480881.2018.1478272

'Region' is a contested concept. Although scholars have extensively debated the issue, there is no consensus on the definition of region. While some scholars emphasise geographic proximity as a key factor, others put importance to cognitive and ideat... Read More

Democratic transition and Pakistan’s nuclear weapons (2015)
Book Chapter
Chakma, B. (2015). Democratic transition and Pakistan’s nuclear weapons. In S. Gregory (Ed.), Democratic transition and security in PakistanTaylor & Francis (Routledge)

This chapter examines whether the recent trend of democratisation in Pakistan has made an impact on the country's nuclear policy against the background that traditionally the military has dominated the country's nuclear programme. The democratic tran... Read More

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

South Asia's nuclear security (2015)
Book
Chakma, B. (2015). South Asia's nuclear security. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

South Asia is often viewed as a potential nuclear flashpoint and a probable source of nuclear terrorism. But, how valid are such perceptions? This book seeks to address this question and assesses the region’s nuclear security from two principal stand... Read More

Liberal peace and South Asia (2014)
Journal Article
Chakma, B. (2014). Liberal peace and South Asia. India quarterly, 70(3), 187-205. doi:10.1177/0974928414535290

Following the end of the Cold War, South Asia has been in transition in a number of ways. Based on the Kantian tripod of democracy, economic interdependence and institution, this article assesses whether liberal peace has taken root in South Asia. It... Read More

The Pakistani Nuclear Deterrent (2011)
Book
Chakma, B. (2011). The Pakistani Nuclear Deterrent. The Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia, 39 - 53. Ashgate

Guest editor's note (2010)
Journal Article
Chakma, B. (2010). Guest editor's note. India Review, 9(3), (295-299). doi:10.1080/14736489.2010.506345. ISSN 1473-6489

Special issue of India Review: Confidence Building and Nuclear Arms Control in South Asia

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