Balancing State Security and Foreign Policy with Non-Traditional Security


20 November 2020 – The seventh edition of the NESA Alumni Virtual Interview Series features Dr. Uttam Kumar Sinha for a discussion on balancing foreign policy and state security with non-traditional security, particularly climate change and water security, within a South Asia regional context. Dr. Sinha answered a wide range of questions: from the need to revisit the Indus Waters Treaty between India and Pakistan; the domestic politics of the hydro question within India; the need for hydro-diplomacy between India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and China; and the necessity of re-balancing traditional security thinking with environmental, non-traditional security concerns. Dr. Uttam K. Sinha is a Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA).

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