CONTENTS:- Preface; 1. Prologue; End of Cold War and a New Beginning; South Asia and Global Political Trends; Problems of Peace and Security in the Region; Origins of Conflicts in South Asia: An Overview; 2. South Asian Spectrum with Special Reference to Indo-Pak Relations; The State of Jammu and Kashmir; The Fourth War of Kashmir: Kargil; Nuclear Policy of India; Nuclear Policy of Pakistan; Track Two Diplomacy; 3. USA and Indo-Pak Relations since 1990; USA: Catalysing Factor in South Asia; Nuclear Weapons - India - US; Nuclear Disarmament and Expectations from India; Nuclear Weapons - Pakistan - USA; 4. US Policies and Peace Prospects in South Asia since 1990; Conceptualising Peace; US Interest and Future of Peace in South Asia; Peace Prospects with special Reference to Kashmir; 5. Impact of 9/11: Changing Phenomena of Security and Indo-Pak Relations; Alternative 'Security' Concept; 6. Epilogue; CBMs the only way out; Problem of Kashmir and Proposed CBMs; Nuclear Weapons and Proposed CBMs; Extending the No-Attack Agreement; Appendices; (1) Opinion Benazir's Détente Plan - K.S. Bajpai; (2) Statement of Government of Pakistan on CSBMs between Pakistan and India - S. Shafqat Kakakhel; (3) Statement of Government of India on Confidence-Building Measures between India and her Neighbours; (4) A Blueprint for Peace; (5) The Lahore Declaration; (6) Frequently Asked Questions on Jammu and Kashmir;
The world is progressing leaps and bounds on economic front but terrorism is the greatest threat to humanity. All the development gets futile when everywhere in Europe, America, Middle East or South Asia people have to face terrorist attacks and many precious lives and properties are lost. All this has been going on for the past more than two decades without any successful check. India and Pakistan are also forced to redefine their relationship-from enemies to co-exist peacefully for the betterment and uplifting their people through peace talks, economic treaties and visits of various delegations to each other making an atmosphere of trust and harmony. But it is all a beginning only and the mind of people will surely be full of fragrance of mutual trust and progress very soon.