Shutting Down the Mobile Phone and the Downfall of Nepalese Society, Economy and Politics

By |2013-01-03T11:00:33-10:00September 13th, 2012|Categories: Faculty, Tekwani|

The September issue of Pacific Affairs  includes an article co-authored by APCSS professor Shyam Tekwani. “Shutting Down the Mobile Phone and the Downfall of Nepalese Society, Economy and Politics” explores how an 88-day shutdown in mobile phone service in Nepal as part of an effort to curb violence contributed to increased public discontent. Authors Tekwani; Peng Hwa Ang, Nanyang Technological University; and Guozhen Wang, Zhanjiang Normal University, Guangdong (China) review the importance of communications in today’s environment.  According to Pacific Affairs editors, the authors conclude that “the mobile phone is so interwoven into modern life that without it, we feel isolated, [...]

The long afterlife of Sri Lanka’s civil war

By |2013-01-03T11:29:24-10:00September 13th, 2011|Categories: Faculty, Research, Tekwani|

APCSS Professor Shyam Tekwani reviews a new book and a British Channel 4 documentary about the civil war in Sri Lanka in "The long afterlife of war in teardrop isle" written for Tehelka Magazine (India). "Atrocities are believed in or disbelieved in solely on which side of the river you are," says Tekwani. Both the book and the documentary are critical of the government's efforts to put an end to the civil war and tend to put weight on what he believes are exaggerated claims by the Tamil Tigers. According to Tekwani, "The truth about atrocities is that they happen and [...]

Issues for Engagement: Asian Perspectives on Transnational Security Challenges

By |2015-10-26T10:27:45-10:00June 18th, 2010|Categories: Faculty, Research, Faculty Articles, Azizian, Campbell, Vuving, Fouse, Tekwani, Ear, Byrd, KNankivell|

-+ “Issues for Engagement: Asian Perspectives on Transnational Security Challenges,” edited by David Fouse, is the latest book published by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. According to Fouse, “The chapters in this volume analyze security priorities at the individual country level and gauge each country’s attempts at bilateral and multilateral security cooperation on transnational security challenges. Our intention is to provide policymakers and other government officials with a useful and convenient reference tool to draw upon to engage specific countries in the Asia-Pacific region.” […]

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