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Dr Bhumitra Chakma

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Bhumitra Chakma

Senior Lecturer, Director of the South Asia Project and Programme Director for BA Politics and International Relations


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

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