Browse titles authors subjects uniform titles series callnumbers dewey numbers starting from optional. The outside connections were therefore stronger, and particularly so within Asia itself. Regional integration was largely absent. Author of books on the Royal Nepal Army and on the military operation in Iraq. Change would have to be bottom up and led by individuals, not institutions.
How much could outside powers assist the countries of the region overcome some of the basic problems of poverty, lack of basic services and poor infrastructure? Direct contacts between businessmen, even between India and Pakistan, were being stepped up and could lead to some progress, assuming the governments could be brought along. There was thus a complex matrix involving the goals and desires of the countries of the region on the one hand, and the goals and desires of major outside powers on the other. Turning to our underlying theme of regional cooperation, the lack of this on the economic side was very striking.