While attending APCSS courses, Fellows are required to complete a Fellows Project which may be done as a presentation, research paper, or policy brief. APCSS is now making these papers available on line with our new “Alumni Perspectives” publications.

Empowerment of Smaller Powers in South Asian Security Cooperation,” is a paper by a graduate of the Advanced Security Cooperation course (ASC 15-1), Mr. Pradeep Kumar, who serves as Director, Adjutant General in India’s Ministry of Defense.

His paper analyzes the security concerns of smaller powers in South Asia and their possible long-term impact on relations with other nations in the region and beyond. In it, he provides recommendations to help build cohesiveness and confidence building in order to achieve combined goals.

“Empowerment of Smaller Powers in South Asian Security Cooperation,” is now available online at this link: https://dkiapcss.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Pradeep-Kumar_final.pdf



The views expressed in this paper are the authors’ and not necessarily the views of APCSS, U.S. Pacific Command or the U.S. Government.