International Relations-II

Paper- II   (Marks-100)

I.     International Relation between two Wars

§    Russian Revolution, Fascism, League of Nations, Second World War

II.     Cold War

§    Decolonization in Asia and Africa.

§    Rise of United States and Soviet Union,

§    Era of Tight Bipolarity, Détente and Loose Bipolarity, Revival of Cold War

III.     Post Cold War

§    End of History, Clash of Civilizations,  Terrorism, Globalization,  Unipolarity (New

World Order) and Revival of Multi-Polarity

IV.     International and Regional Organizations

§     League  of  Nations,   United  Nations,  Regional   Organizations,     EU,  ASEAN, NAFTA, SAARC, SCO, OIC, ECO, WTO.

§    Reforms in the United Nations, World Bank and the IMF

V.     Foreign Policy of Selected Countries

§    USA, Russia, China, UK, India, Pakistan and EU

VI.     South Asia

§     Peace-making  and Peace-Building  in South Asia: Analytical  overview  of peace processes between/among the states of South Asia especially between India and Pakistan.

§     India and Pakistan:  Overview of agreements  and accords, Indus Water Treaty; Composite  Dialogue;  Sir Creek  & Siachen  border,  Visa and  People  to  people contact; Trade; and Role of civil society

§     Afghanistan: Cold war theatre; Soviet Invasion and Mujahedeen; Geneva Accord; Post Cold War situation—Rise of Taliban, AL-Qeada & 9/11; Operation Enduring Freedom; The Bonn Process- Withdrawal

VII.     Weapons of Mass Destruction

§    Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

§    Nuclear   Weapon   States-   Programs   and   Postures:   Indian-Pakistan   Nuclear


§     Nuclear Non –Proliferation Regime: International Atomic Energy Agency, Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty; Nuclear Supplier Group; Partial Test Ban Treaty; Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty; Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty

§    Challenges of Non-Proliferation, Cooperation for Nuclear Energy

§    The Missile Defence Systems and their impact on global strategic environment

§    Militarization and Weaponization of Space.

VIII.     Contemporary Issues

§    Euro-Atlantic Vs. Asia Pacific: Great Power Policies

§    Kashmir Issue

§    Palestine Issue