International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 12, Part B (2020)
Regional organization: The ineffective role of SAARC in building peace among the member states
Regional and International Organizations have become a significant phenomenon in the arena of international politics. Liberalized and globalized world has further made modern nation-states become a part of global and regional organizations to pursue or fulfill their economic aspirations. The need to have a regional organization in South Asia was felt during the eighties. The agreement between seven South Asian regional states-India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and Maldives (Afghanistan joined in 2007) led to the establishment of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). SAARC was established to promote cooperation in economic, socio-cultural, and scientific fields. This has also opened several new opportunities in the South Asian region. The Idea of SAARC was relevant, but it has not been able to prosper as it has to be. This study intends to focus on where SAARC is playing its ineffective role in building peace among member states and the region.
Further, this study will also attempt to show the relevance of SAARC in the region. However, the main focus of the study will remain to identify the significant obstacle and hindrances of SAARC by which this organization is becoming irrelevant in the region. Finally, this study will point out few suggestions for the transformation of SAARC. Hopefully, suggestions and recommendations will attain ardent exploration.
How to cite this article:
Mohd Aftab, Mazar Ali Shah. Regional organization: The ineffective role of SAARC in building peace among the member states. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(12):107-112.