KU CONFERENCE DAY 2:
In his paper titled “Conceptualizing Alternatives to Eurasian Peace and Co-operation,” senior KU professor, M A Kaw, focused on the nature and character of the potential threats to the region and suggested several alternatives to diffuse the conflicts in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Georgia, Middle East, Xinxiang and Kashmir. “The contending parties should take cognizance of the ground realities and prefer co-existence to co-annihilation,” he said.
The 3-day conference has been organised by the varsity’s prestigious Centre of Central Asian Studies. Prof Kaw is the Area Study Director of the Centre. “The conflicts can be resolved by taking all parties into confidence through peaceful dialogue,” he stressed, adding that peace was pre-requisite for regional co-operation, which “entails the concerned parties to slash down expenditure on defence and its consequential diversion to works of public utility.”
On Tuesday, the first technical session was chaired by Russaian professor, Sergi Serebriany.
In his paper titled “Implications of the Global Financial and Economic Crises on the International Economic and Political System,” Prof. Shimizu Manabui, of Tokoyo University, Japan said that in spite of the apparent weakening caused by the economic crises, international monetary system is still under the hegemony of the US and all decisions of the present international monetary system are dictated by US.
Nivedetya Kandu, Research Fellow at Indian Council for World Affairs (ICWA).,
Ya Ser from Xinjiang Academy of Social Sciences, China said that
Gregory Gleason, an eminent Political Scientist of New Mexico University, USA presented a paper on “New Initiatives in South-Asian Politico-Military Normalization”. Highlighting the role of NATO’S forces in normalization in
Mondira Dutta, of JNU in her power point presentation on “North- South Transport Corridor: Promoting Economic Integration and Regional Cooperation” highlighted the transport network in