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