CSAS-KAS Partnership

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Publications

Report on Refugees & IDPs in South Asia

Refugees & IDPs in South Asia


Report on Region Conference on Integrating Global Responses to Climate Change and Energy Security

Report on Region Conference on Integrating Global Responses to Climate Change and Energy Security

Realizing the Vision of a South Asian Union

Realizing the Vision of a South Asian Union

Afghanistan in SAARC

Towards deeper engagement

Nepal's National Interests-II

Secularism, Free and Responsible Media and Foreign Employment

Regional Environmental Issues

Water and Disaster Management

SAARC Towards Meaningful Cooperation

SAARC Towards Meaningful Cooperation

Towards a More Cooperative South Asia

Towards a More Cooperative South Asia

Energy and Environmental Security

A Cooperative Approach In South Asia

Nepal's National Interests

Foreign Policy, Internal Security, Federalism, Enegry-Economy

New Nepal: The Fault Lines

This book analyses the tumultuous situation inpost-republic Nepal, with spot diagnosis of the major issues facing the country such as Read More

India's North East Region

Insurgency,Economic Development and linkage with South East Asia



COSATT Meeting held in Bantos Island, Maldives


CSAS hosts a team from Air War College of the U.S. in Kathmandu.


Consortium of South Asian Think-Tank Heads met at Galle Face Hotel Sri Lanka (June 6-7, 2011) to discuss energy and environmental security in South Asia. Director Nishchalnath Pandey participated on behalf of Nepal.


CCOSATT Members Discuss Regional Connectivity in Thimpu –Sep. 10-14, 2012


CSAS participates in the South Asia and Gulf Strategic Forum organized by NESA Center in Bangkok on Nov. 6-9, 2012
CSAS-KAS hold conference on 'Energy Security, Reviving the Economy and Nepal's National Interests'

In cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, CSAS organized a one-day conference on 'Energy Security, Reviving the Economy and Nepal's National Interests' on July 26, 2010 at Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu. President of the FNCCI Mr. Kush Kumar Joshi gave the keynote statement. 5 papers were presented on the occasion by Mr. Madhukar SJB Rana (former Finance Minister), Mr. Dipak Gyawali (former Water Resources Minister), Mr. Suman Neupane (General Manage Sunrise Bank Ltd.), Dr. Riddhi Bir Singh (Centre for Energy Studies, T.U.) and Prof. Subhanil Chowdhury of the Kolkata University. Prof. Chowdhury had read out a paper by Prof. Nisha Taneja of the ICREAR, New Delhi on Indo-Nepal Trade issues.

Dr. Beatrice Gorawantschy, Head of the KAS for India and SAARC thanked the CSAS Director Mr. Pandey and the whole team for the successful holding of the conference.

CSAS Hosts RNSSC Meeting of Think-tanks from 13 Countries

The Centre for South Asian Studies hosted a meeting of think-tanks from 13 different countries in Kathmandu on Feb. 24-26, 2010. Sponsored by the NESA Center, National Defense University, Washington D.C. the participants of the 2-day Regional Network of Strategic Studies Centers (RNSSC) discussed Re-integration, Reconstruction, Reconciliation in Afghanistan and Civil Military Relations. CSAS hosted a dinner at the Hotel Shangri-La for all the delegates. Ambassador (retd.) Michael Lemmon, Director of the RNSSC at the NESA Center thanked the CSAS for the hospitality. (Click the attached files for the names of participants)

CSAS-RCSS-GPPAC organizes Regional Roundtable on Promoting People to People Interaction Through SAARC

The CSAS in cooperation with the Sri Lanka based Regional Centre for strategic Studies and The Netherlands based Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict organized a 2-day regional roundtable on 'Promoting People to People Interaction Through SAARC' at the Radisson Hotel, Kathmandu on July 15-16, 2010. Mr. Kunda Dixit, Editor of the Nepali Times gave the keynote address. Mr. Darynell Rodriguez, Nishchal N. Pandey and Prof. Amal Jayawardane from the GPPAC, CSAS and the RCSS spoke at the inaugural session. Participants included Brig. Shahedul Anam Khan (Bangladesh), Prof. Nighat Khan (Pakistan), Dr. Paula Banerjee (India), Ms. Gayathri Nannayakara (Sri Lanka), along with Ambassadors Prof. Mohan P. Lohani, Dr. Bishnu Hari Nepal and Dr. Shambhu Ram Simkhada, Mr. Arjun Karki, Mr. Chiran J. Thapa and Ms. Saloni Singh from Nepal. Participants also had interactive discussions at the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament for the Asia and the Pacific and at the SAARC Secretariat.

Director Pandey presents paper at the Manilla AGM

The second Annual General Meeting of the Association for Security Sector Education and Training (ASSET) took place from 2-3 March 2010 in Manila, the Philippines. Co-organized by DCAF/ISSAT and the Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (ISDS), Manilla, the CSAS was welcomed as a member of the Association. Director Pandey also spoke on Security Sector Governance in Nepal during the meet.

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The Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) is involved in various national, regional and international networks such as:-
  • CSAS is a member of the Regional Network of Strategic Study Centers (RNSSC) led by NESA Center, Washington D.C.
  • CSAS is the Convener of the Consortium of South Asian Think-tanks (COSATT) supported by Political Dialogue Asia Programme of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.
  • CSAS is a founder member of the South Asian Regional Research Forum (SARRF), led by BIPSS, Dhaka. - CSAS is a founder member of the Nepal Security Sector network (NSSN), Kathmandu.
  • CSAS is a founder member of the Nepal Security Sector network (NSSN), Kathmandu.
  • Director Pandey was Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), an autonomous Institute under the National University of Singapore from 2006-2007 and is currently Honourary Fellow of the ISAS. While at ISAS, he authored the book 'India's North- Eastern Region: Insurgency, Economic Development and Linkages with South East Asia' published jointly by ISAS and Manohar Publishers, Delhi.
  • Director Pandey is at present International Research Committee member of the Regional Centre for strategic Studies (RCSS), Colombo.
  • Director Pandey was Journal Referee in 2008 of Strategic Analysis, published by Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi.

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Director Pandey with Dr. Henry Kissinger at the Global Strategic Review, Geneva